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Heather Langenkamp

Langenkamp at a celebrity autograph collector's convention in Burbank, California, 2008
Born July 17, 1964 (1964-07-17) (age 45)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Other name(s) Heather Langenkamp-Anderson
Occupation Actress
Make-up artist
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Alan Pasqua (1984-1987)
David LeRoy Anderson (1989-present)

Heather Langenkamp (born July 17, 1964) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her part as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. She is currently in production, with Robert Englund and others from the Nightmare series, on a documentary about the Nightmare on Elm Street series set for release date on 2010 who works as executive producer.[1]


Early life

Langenkamp was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended im the Holland Hall School in Tulsa[2] and later graduated at Booker T. Washington High School.[citation needed] She is the daughter of Mary Alice Langenkamp, an artist and Robert Dobie Langenkamp, Jr.,[3] a petroleum attorney and who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy in both the Carter Administration (where he was largely responsible for realizing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) and Clinton Administration (where he was largely responsible for privatizing Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1), and as Director of the National Energy & Environmental Law & Policy Institute of the University of Tulsa College of Law.[4]

Film career

Langenkamp's first acting venture was in her late teens: a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (1983), filmed to a large extent in Tulsa, while she was attending Booker T Washington High School. While she was studying at Stanford University, Wes Craven cast her as teen heroine Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the first film in the series. She starred in two of the film's sequels.[5] In between starring roles, she played Marie Lubbock on the television series Just the Ten of Us from 1988 to 1990.

Langenkamp starred in Fugitive Mind in 1999. In 2007, she played a role in the Italian independent film The Bet. She is also credited as AFX production coordinator as Heather Langenkamp Anderson on the 2007 film Evan Almighty. She stars also in the Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy documentary an project who is directed by Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch[6], works as executive producer in the project[7] and narrated also the movie[8].



Langenkamp is one of three scream queens (also including Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell) making their directorial debuts in the horror anthology film, Prank. Each actress is directing one of the three segments in the film. Langenkamp's film is entitled, "Jessica". Filming began in the summer of 2008. She directed currently her biography the documentary called I am Nancy.[9]

Personal life

She runs the Malibu Gum Company, which sells chewing gum packaged with trading cards depicting local surfing stars. She has married twice and has two children from her second husband, special effects make-up artist David Anderson. Their son, Daniel Atticus, was born on May 24, 1991 and their daughter, Isabelle Eve, was born on December 24, 1994.

Many elements of the plot for Wes Craven's New Nightmare are based on an incident in which Langenkamp was stalked by a Just the Ten of Us fan.[10]




  • 2008: Prank

Production crew

Make-up artist


  • Circus of the Stars #13 (1988)
  • Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994)
  • Welcome to Primetime (1999)
  • Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation (2001)
  • Masters of Horror (2002)
  • Biography (2004)
  • The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004)
  • Biography - Johnny Depp: Under His Skin (2004)
  • Super Secret Movie Rules: Slashers (2004)
  • "E! True Hollywood Story - Screem Queens (2004)
  • The Perfect Scary Movie (2005)
  • The House That Freddy Built (2006)
  • Never Sleep Again: The Making of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' (2006)
  • Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2009)
  • I am Nancy (2009)




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