Heather Donahue

Heather Donahue

  • Highest Rated: 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Boys and Girls (2000)
  • Birthday: Dec 22, 1974
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • An unknown actress with experience in the theater and improv, Heather Donahue jump-started her movie career as one of the three ill-fated filmmakers in the 1999 horror sensation The Blair Witch Project. After studying acting, doing theater in her hometown of Philadelphia, and appearing on stage in London and New York, Donahue's improv skills were put to unusual use in The Blair Witch Project. Cast as the pushy director of the eponymous documentary, Donahue, along with costars Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams, only received brief instructions from directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick about what their character were to do, and took turns wielding the film's 16mm and video cameras. Shot on a minute budget, screened at midnight at the Sundance Film Festival, and inventively marketed as a "real" documentary with an Internet site detailing the legend, The Blair Witch Project became an unexpected summer blockbuster. The ultra-low tech visual aesthetic, unseen terrors, and the cast's palpable -- and occasionally genuine -- fear petrified audiences and spawned the almost-inevitable comic parodies. Donahue's tear-stained, close-up apology/confessional in particular inspired numerous take-offs. After her initial cinematic success, Donahue returned to multiplex screens as part of the supporting cast in the teen-targeted college romance Boys and Girls (2000).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Morgue Nan 2008
No Score Yet Morgue Actor 2008
No Score Yet Manticore Kinks 2005
71% New Suit Molly 2005
No Score Yet Seven and a Match Whit 2001
11% Boys and Girls Megan 2000
87% The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

96% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
Stacy Corvelli
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Linda Schmidt
  • 2003
No Score Yet Steven Spielberg Presents 'Taken'
2002
Mary Crawford
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Clair Linkwood
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000

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