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Heather Langenkamp - Overview

Date of Birth: Jul 17, 1964    
Place of Birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality: United States
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This attractive, youthful leading lady of film and TV effectively conveys strength and intelligence while compelling audience sympathy. Langenkamp gained some small measure of fame and a place in genre film history playing Nancy Thompson, the determined and resourceful heroine of Wes Craven's "Nightmare on Elm Street" series (beginning in 1984), battling dream monster Freddy Krueger. Though she had starred in one previous feature--playing a rural, unwed teenaged mother in the little-seen "Nickel Mountain" (1983)--horror auteur Craven proved central to her slight film career. Langenkamp starred in the Craven co-scripted "A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors" (1987), played the victim in Craven's "Shocker" (1989) and starred as herself in "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" (1994).... Read More
Began operating Malibu Gum Co., which packages chewing gum with trading cards of local surfing personalities; shoots photographs of the surfers
Starred as ice skater Nancy Kerrigan in the TV-movie, "Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story"
Played herself as the star of "Wes Craven's New Nightmare"
1988 - 1990
Cast as a regular on the ABC family sitcom, "Just the Ten of Us", a spin-off from "Growing Pains"
Reprised the role of Nancy Thompson in "A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors"
Co-starred in "Suburban Beat", a busted pilot about four concerned housewives who fight crime
Starred as Nancy Thompson in Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street"