Deadly Beauty: Horror’s Scream Queens and Rising Talent: Heather Dorff
“Heather Dorff is a Chicago based, award winning actress, writer, & producer. Born and raised in Chicago, she has also spent time living in Georgia, New York, and Louisiana, giving her a wide perspective of people and cultures around the country.
Heather has studied Meisner technique at Act One Studios & with Chicago based acting coach Ed Hooks. Heather landed her first acting roles in music videos featuring Ross Crean and Etare Neged. Shortly after, she received her breakout role in the vampire thriller feature film, Afraid of Sunrise. She has received many lead and featured film roles since. She also produced and starred in the award winning, short film and dark drama, What They Say, a film based on a short story she penned.
Apart from acting, Heather has experience in modeling, public speaking, event hosting, web design, and has interest in taking stunt and fight combat classes. She plans to continue expanding and perfecting her acting technique by continuing courses and filming in Chicago.*”
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Awards: Won – Best Actress (What They Say) – 2011 Chicago Horror Film Festivial
Won – Best Actress (What They Say) – 2012 Critic’s Word C.H.E.W.I.E. Awards
Won – Best Female Performance (What They Say) – 2012 Yuma Film Festival
Won – Best Female Performance (What They Say) – 2012 Ocean County Library Film Festival
Won – Best Actress (Hand of Glory) – 2012 Prairie State Film Festival
Won – Best Actress (House of Degenerate Brain-Eating Mutant Fog Insects) – 2012 Laugh or Die Comedy Film Festival
Nominated – Best Actress (What They Say) – 2012 Indie Horror Film Fest
Nominated – Best Actress (Hand of Glory) – 2012 Maverick Movie Awards
1. How did you get into the industry?
Very, very carefully.
Who am I kidding? I got in by proving I can scream at the top of my lungs, stab and slash while running, take fake blood to the face, sit covered in fake blood for 6+ hours, cut off fake testicles, eat a fake liver, cry, while tied with rope or chains or whatever is handy, all while doing Bruce Lee Kung-fu moves. (Ok, that last bit in the sentence is a joke.. but the rest is true!)
2. What Scream Queen inspired you most?
Jamie Lee Curtis. Hands down. That woman is awesome.
3. What are the next couple projects you are working on?
*Bio Courtesy of www.heatherdorff.com