Heather Hemmens

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Heather Hemmens
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Hemmens at a charity event.
Born (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 30)
Occupation Actress, film director, film producer
Years active 2003–present

Heather Hemmens (born July 10, 1988)[1][2] is an American actress, film director and film producer. She is best known for her role as Alice Verdura in The CW series Hellcats (2010-2011). Since 2014, Hemmens has starred as Marcie Holmes in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong.

Early life

Hemmens was raised in the woods of Waldo, Maine with her two older brothers and older sister. Hemmens attended Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine, before attending the performing arts high school Walnut Hill School for the Arts near Boston for her final two years of high school. She went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career upon graduating.[3] She has a black belt in martial arts and weapons training.[4]


In early career, Hemmens had small roles in the films The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and Glory Road (2006). In addition, Hemmens has also directed and produced the short films Perils of an Active Mind and Designated which were both released in 2010.[5] In 2010, she was cast as Alice Verdura in The CW series Hellcats, a comedy-drama about competitive college cheerleading, executive produced by Tom Welling. The show received mixed reviews, but Hemmens' performance was very positively received by critics, with many referring to Hemmens as the breakout star.[6][3] The series was canceled after one season in 2011.[7] She also guest starred on CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, The Haves and the Have Nots, Grey's Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries.

In 2014, Hemmens was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera If Loving You Is Wrong, created, produced and written by Tyler Perry.[8][9] In 2018, she was cast in the CW series, Roswell, New Mexico.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Girl No. 1
2006 Glory Road Latin Girl
2008 The Candy Shop Yanni
2009 Road to the Altar Z
2010 Perils of an Active Mind Kim Short film; also director and producer
2010 Designated Short film; director and producer
2011 3 Musketeers Alexandra D'Artagnan Direct-to-video
2012 Complicity Kimberly
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Pop Rocks Groupie No. 1 Television film
2006 CSI: NY Paris Brooks Episode: "Murder Sings the Blues"
2007 CSI: Miami Stephanie Bennett Episode: "Dangerous Son"
2007 Without a Trace Freddy Episode: "Clean Up"
2010–2011 Hellcats Alice Verdura Series regular, 22 episodes
2012 Rise of the Zombies Ashley Television film
2013 The Haves and the Have Nots Darcy Episode: "Angry Sex"
2013 Grey's Anatomy Sasha Episodes: "Seal Our Fate" & "I Want You With Me"
2014 The Vampire Diaries Maggie James Episodes: "Resident Evil" & "Man on Fire"
2014 Reckless Brenda Pilot episode
2014–present If Loving You Is Wrong Marcie Holmes Main role
2018 Yellowstone Melody Prescott Recurring role
2019 Roswell, New Mexico Maria DeLuca Main role


  1. ^ "10 Jul 2018, A8 - Argus-Leader at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Waldo native lands role on CW; 'Hellcats' star recounts her journey into acting". Bangor Daily News. September 29, 2010. p. C6. Archived from the original on May 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "HEATHER HEMMENS as ALICE VERDURA". The CW. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Eat Like A Star: Hellcats' Heather Hemmens". Self Magazine. Archived from the original on October 13, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "Introducing Heather Hemmens". Latina Magazine. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "CW adds Hemmens to 'Hellcats'". Variety Magazine. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Hellcats canceled, no season two | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. May 18, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 1, 1970). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (March 6, 2018). "'Roswell': Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.

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