Heather Burns

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Heather Burns : biography

April 7, 1975 –

Heather Burns (born April 7, 1975) is an American actress.

Life and career

Burns was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is married to Ajay Naidu, her high school boyfriend. Heather graduated from Evanston Township High School. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Burns has appeared in a number of films with Sandra Bullock, including Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005). More recently she starred in the film What’s Your Number? (2011) and held a recurring role opposite Zach Galifinakis in the HBO series Bored to Death.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 99 Threadwaxing Girlfriend Short film
1998 Number One Lily Short film
1998 You’ve Got Mail Christina Plutzker
2000 You Are Here* Lydia
2000 Miss Congeniality Cheryl Frasier, Miss Rhode Island
2002 Two Weeks Notice Meryl Brooks
2003 Kill the Poor Scarlet
2005 Perception Ramona
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Cheryl Frasier
2005 Bewitched Nina
2005 Brooklyn Lobster Kerry Miller
2006 The|Groomsmen}} Jules
2007 Watching the Detectives Denise
2008 Claire Caroline Short film
2008 Choke Internet Date / Gwen
2009 Breaking Upwards Hannah
2010 Ashes Jasmine
2010 Weakness Julia
2011 Mister Handsome Emily Short film
2011 Valley of the Sun Betsy
2011 What’s Your Number? Eileen
2012 The|Fitzgerald Family Christmas}} Erin


Year Title Role Notes
1996-1997 One Life to Live Herrick #1 TV series
1998 Law & Order Lana Madison Episode: "Carrier"
1999 Chicks Darcy TV film
1999 Nearly Yours Olivia Hamemrsmith TV series
2000 The|Beat|The Beat (TV series)}} Beatrice Felsen Episodes: "The Beat Goes On", "They Say It’s Your Birthday"
2000 The|$treet}} Joanne Sacker Episode: "Rebound"
2001 The|$treet}} Joanne Sacker Episodes: "Turf Wars", "Past Performance", "Junk Bonds", "Framed"
2003 With You in Spirit Emily Burke TV film
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Claire Quinn Episode: "Dollhouse"
2006-2008 Twenty Good Years Stella Main role (13 episodes)
2008 Puppy Love Ricki TV series
2009 The|Unusuals}} Bridget Demopolis Episodes: "Crime Slut", "42", "The Circle Line"
2009-2011 Bored to Death Leah Main role (22 episodes)
2012 Save Me Jenna Derring TV series