Who is Heather Hemmens?

If you were a fan of the series “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!” you are certainly familiar with the character of Stacy Collins, a friend of the Dixon family who plays the role of a sibling figure from another family, portrayed by Heather Hemmens. Heather immediately caught the attention of the audience, and fans of the series wanted to know more about her.

If you are one of them, let us tell you all about this talented actress, who has over 20 acting credits to her name, and besides the aforementioned role, is perhaps known best for her roles in “Roswell, New Mexico”, “Hellcats”, and “If Loving You Is Wrong”.

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Early life and education

Heather Hemmens was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 10 July 1988, in Belfast, Maine USA, thus she holds American nationality, comes from a family of mixed ethnicity of African-American and Costa Rican descent, and identifies as a Latin woman.

She was raised in the countryside of Waldo, Maine, by her parents, about whom nothing is known, alongside her older sister and two older brothers. Heather respects her family’s privacy and keeps their lives away from the media’s attention, so there’s little info about her childhood.

Speaking of Heather’s educational background, she attended Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine, before transferring to continue the two remaining years at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Upon matriculating in 2006, she didn’t enroll in college, but moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her acting career.

Roles in movies

Heather had actually made her acting debut in 2004, as Groupie Number 1 in the television movie “Pop Rocks”, followed by her role as Girl #1 in “The Dukes of Hazzard” in 2005, and then, in the following year, she was seen as Latin Girl in “Glory Road”. Two years later, she was cast to play Yanni in “The Candy Shop”, before she starred as Kim in the short movie “Perils of an Active Mind” in 2010.

In 2012, she was seen as Ashley in the action drama “Rise of the Zombies”, also starring Mariel Hemingway, LeVar Burton and Ethan Suplee, and next she was seen as Kimberly in “Complicity” in 2013. Her next major appearance was as Lily Bellenger in the 2019 television movie “Love, Take Two”, followed by her role as Beth Hendricks in “Christmas in My Heart” in 2021. She then played Jade Taylor in “Caribbean Summer” in 2022, which is her most recent movie role.

Roles in series

Heather made her first television appearance guest-starring as Paris Brooks in the popular series “CSI: NY” in 2006, also starring Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, and Gary Sinise. She followed with her role as Freddy in an episode of the series “CSI: Miami” in 2007, and the same year, she was seen as Freddy in “Without a Trace”. From 2010 through 2011, she had the recurring role as Alice Verdura in “Hellcats”.

In 2013, she was heard as Darci in “The Haves and the Have Nots”, followed by her role as Sasha in the popular television series “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2013, before she was seen as Maggie in an episode of the popular series “The Vampire Diaries” in 2014, starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley.

From 2014 until 2019, she starred as Marcie Holmes in “If Loving You Is Wrong”, her most notable television role to date, and concurrently, in 2018 she was cast to play Melody Prescott in “Yellowstone”.

From 2019 until 2021, she portrayed Maria DeLuca in the popular romantic drama “Roswell, New Mexico”, and concurrently with this role, she was seen as Stacy, her latest significant television role in “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!”, also starring Jamie Foxx, Porscha Coleman and Kyla-Drew, from 2021.

Love life and relationships

There have been various rumors concerning both Heather’s love life and her sexual orientation – some rumors were saying that she was in a relationship with her co-star David Caruso from “CSI: Miami”, but neither she nor David have spoken about these assumptions.

In 2010, Heather dated Robbie Jones, an African-American actor from California, known for his role in “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.”

It is widely known that from 2011, she was in a long-term relationship with actor Matt Barr, who is perhaps known best for his performance in “Blood and Treasure”, “Hatfields and McCoys” and “The Layover” among others. Although the two haven’t spoken about how and when they met, they publicized their relationship in 2011, appearing at one of the red-carpet events in Hollywood, but it seems that this love story ended after a decade, but the reason for their break-up hasn’t been revealed.

In January 2022, Matt was seen with his new girlfriend, Kylie E. Duff, whose photos he often shares on his Instagram.

As of August 2022, Heather seems to be single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Heather’s fans can keep track of her life and work through social media such as her Instagram account, which has been followed by nearly 80,000 people, while her Twitter account established in July 2010, has amassed nearly 30,000 fans. She’s mostly active on her Instagram account on which she posts updates about her work, everyday life, and traveling, and also uses her platform to spread awareness of various problems happening in the world, such as global warming.

In her spare time, she likes to go for a walk with friends, or spend time on the beach.

Heather has a lot of hobbies – one of her favorites is archery, and she daily posts improvements of her skills on her Instagram account.

Another is photography – she likes to take photos of her friends, places where she’s been, and photos of her fellow actors and herself on set.

She likes to read books – her favorite book is “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte – and she likes to watch movies, with her number one being “Notting Hill” featuring her favorite actress Julia Roberts.

Heather is into traveling, and has visited several US states, while she’s also traveled around the world; her favorite destination is Bali, Indonesia.

Age, height, and net worth

Heather’s age is 38; she has brown hair and brown eyes, weighs around 125lbs (58kgs, and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-24-34.

According to sources, as of August 2022, her net worth has been estimated at $2 million, most of her income she has earned starring in numerous series and movies.

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