Where Are They Now - Friday, October 20, 2017
It's almost Halloween, so what better way to gear up for the spooky festivities than with an actress well known for her iconic role in A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Heather Langenkamp is well known for playing Nancy Thompson in the classic horror film.
What has she been up to lately? Let's find out now!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Armand Assante: Appeared in many movie roles, including "The Mambo Kings", "Private Benjamin" and "Unfaithfully Yours"
Arlene Dahl: She appeared in "My Wild Irish Rose", "Reign of Terror", "Three Little Words" and other movies
James Burrows: Directed the TV series "Cheers", "Frasier", "NewsRadio" and many others
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Learn More About Heather Langenkamp on Celebrity Nooz
July 17, 1964, Tulsa, Oklahoma
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is best known for her role as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films, and also known for her role as Marie Lubbock on the sitcom Just the Ten of Us.
She was married to Alan Pasqua (1984-1987). She has been married to makeup artist David LeRoy Anderson since 1989. They have a son David and a daughter Isabelle.
She first started acting in her late teens with a role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (1983), although her scenes were deleted. The next year she starred in Nickel Mountain. She was studying at Stanford University when she got her big break in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street, playing teen heroine Nancy Thompson.
She reprised this role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), in which she co-starred alongside Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne.
Langenkamp also found success playing Marie Lubbock on the television series Just the Ten of Us from 1988 to 1990. The show received critical acclaim and has gained a cult following.
In 1994, she starred as herself in the critically and commercially successful film Wes Craven's New Nightmare alongside Robert Englund.
Langenkamp and her husband own and operate AFX Studio, a Special F/X Make-Up firm that is credited with the special make-up for many successful films such as Dawn of the Dead, The Cabin in the Woods, Cinderella Man, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Frost/Nixon, Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Dragonfly and Angels and Demons.
In 2010, she was the executive producer of the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. She also starred in and narrated the documentary. Also that year, she made her documentary, which was titled I Am Nancy, which focused on her role as Nancy from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
Her father Robert Dobie Langenkamp, is a petroleum attorney 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 the Clinton Administration, and as Director of the National Energy & Environmental Law & Policy Institute of the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Has German, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Graduated from The National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C.
Received the 1985 Best Actress Award at the Avoriaz Film Festival for her iconic role as Nancy Thompson.
Became one of the original scream queens.
Many elements of the plot for Wes Craven's New Nightmare are based on an incident in Langenkamp received numerous threatening letters from an obsessed fan after the cancellation of "Just the Ten of Us".
Her voice appears three times in the song "Are You Ready for Freddy" by the Fat Boys, which plays at the end of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988).
Took her seven years to receive her English degree from Stanford University because she was working at the same time.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Langenkamp is going back to her horror film roots with an appearance in the recently completed Hellraiser: Judgment, the 10th film in the series.
2017 Hellraiser: Judgment (Video) (completed)...Landlady
2017 Truth or Dare (TV Movie)...Donna Boone (Adult)
2017 The Sub (Short)...Senora Babcock
2016 The Bet (TV Series short)...Heather Langenkamp (special guest appearance)
- Episode #1.1
2015/V Intruder (Short)...Sally
2015 The Bay (TV Series)...Warden Sharon Monroe / Sharon Monroe
- Episode #2.8 (2015) ... Warden Sharon Monroe
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Warden Sharon Monroe
- Episode #2.5 (2015) ... Warden Sharon Monroe
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Sharon Monroe
2014 American Horror Story (TV Series)...Tupperware housewive / Female Toulouse
- Tupperware Party Massacre (2014) ... Tupperware housewive (uncredited)
- Test of Strength (2014) ... Female Toulouse (uncredited)
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness...Moto
2012 The Butterfly Room...Dorothy
2007/I The Bet...Heather Langenkamp
2002 JAG (TV Series)...Janet Thompson
- Odd Man Out (2002) ... Janet Thompson
2000 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)...Waitress
- Genesis (2000) ... Waitress
1999 Fugitive Mind (Video)...Suzanne Hicks
1999 Partners (TV Series)...Suzanne
- Always... (1999) ... Suzanne
1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)...Lou Ann Solomon
- Ultimate Weapon (1997) ... Lou Ann Solomon
1995 The Demolitionist...Christy Carruthers
1994 New Nightmare...Heather Langenkamp
1994 Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (TV Movie)...Nancy Kerrigan
1988-1990 Growing Pains (TV Series)...Amy Boutilier / Marie
- Let's Go Europe: Part 3 (1990) ... Amy Boutilier
- Let's Go Europe: Part 2 (1990) ... Amy Boutilier
- Let's Go Europe: Part 1 (1990) ... Amy Boutilier
- How the West Was Won: Part 2 (1988) ... Marie
- How the West Was Won: Part 1 (1988) ... Marie
1988-1990 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)...Marie Lubbock
1987 Hotel (TV Series)...Monica
- Desperate Moves (1987) ... Monica
1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV Series)...Tracy
- Beans Goes to Camp (1987) ... Tracy
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors...Nancy Thompson
1986 Heart of the City (TV Series)...Audrey
- Of Dogs and Cat Burglars (1986) ... Audrey
1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)...Paula Finkle
- Can a Guy Say No? (1986) ... Paula Finkle
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)...Erica
- Have You Tried Talking to Patty? (1986) ... Erica
1985 Suburban Beat (TV Series)...Hope Sherman
1985 ZZ Top: Sleeping Bag (Video short)...Sleeping Girl
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street...Nancy Thompson
1984 Passions (TV Movie)...Beth
1984 Nickel Mountain...Callie Wells
1983 The Outsiders (scenes deleted)
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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Armand Assante - ALIVE
Arlene Dahl - ALIVE
James Burrows - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Eamonn Campbell, 70, Irish musician (The Dubliners).
Danielle Darrieux, 100, French actress (The Young Girls of Rochefort, The Earrings of Madame de…, Persepolis) and singer.
Phil Miller, 68, British musician.
Taizo Nishimuro, 81, Japanese businessman (Japan Post Holdings).
Marino Perani, 77, Italian football manager and player.
Ricardo Vidal, 86, Filipino Roman Catholic prelate and cardinal, Archbishop of Lipa (1973-1981) and Cebu (1981-2010), President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference (1986-1987).
Ram Singh Yadav, 74, Indian politician, heart attack.
Yeoh Tiong Lay, 87, Malaysian businessman (YTL).
Issam Zahreddine, 56, Syrian Republican Guard major general (Siege of Deir ez-Zor), landmine explosion.
Thomas Albeck (de), 61, German football player (Stuttgarter Kickers) and executive (VfB Stuttgart, RB Leipzig).
Sylviane Carpentier (fr), 83, French model and beauty pageant contestant (Miss France 1953).
Harshita Dahiya, 22, Indian singer and Haryanvi folk dancer, shot.
Gord Downie, 53, Canadian musician (The Tragically Hip) and activist (Lake Ontario Waterkeeper), glioblastoma.
Mychael Knight, 39, American fashion designer (Project Runway).
Ryszard Kowalczyk, 80, Polish scientist and Soviet dissident.
Ingvar Lidholm, 96, Swedish composer.
Michele Marsh, 63, American television journalist, breast cancer.
Giuseppe Massa, 69, Italian footballer.
Dick Morley, 84, American electrical engineer, inventor of the programmable logic controller.
Dunc Rousseau, 72, Canadian ice hockey player (Winnipeg Jets), cancer.
John Andreason, 88, American politician, member of the Idaho Senate (1995-2012), liver cancer.
Kevin Cadle, 62, American-born British basketball coach (Kingston Kings, British national team) and presenter (Sky Sports).
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, Maltese blogger and journalist (Panama Papers), car bomb.
Roy Dotrice, 94, British actor (Amadeus, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Game of Thrones), Tony winner (2000).
John Dunsworth, 71, Canadian actor (Trailer Park Boys, Haven, The Shipping News).
Fedor Glushchenko, 73, Russian conductor and violinist.
Isnilon Hapilon, 51, Filipino Islamist militant (MNLF, Al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf), shot.
Sean Hughes, 51, Irish comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sean's Show) and actor (The Last Detective), cardiac arrest due to cirrhosis.
Roomi Insha, 42, Pakistani film director.
Koichi Kishi, 77, Japanese politician, Mayor of Kaneyama (1971-1998) and member of the House of Councillors (1998-2016).
Ma Lin, 92, Hong Kong biochemist, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1978-1987).
Omar Maute, Filipino Islamist militant (Maute group), shot.
Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi, 56, Congolese bandleader and likembist (Konono Nº1), complications of diabetes.
Ajmal Mian, 83, Pakistani jurist, Chief Justice (1997-1999).
Marvin Rodríguez, 82, Costa Rican football player and coach (national team, C.S.D. Municipal, Saprissa).
Iain Shedden, 60, Scottish-Australian musician (The Saints) and journalist (The Australian), laryngeal cancer.
Yan Shunkai, 80, Chinese comedian, actor (The True Story of Ah Q) and film director.
Chinggoy Alonzo, 67, Filipino actor.
Dave Bry, 46, American music journalist and editor (Vibe, Spin, The Awl), cancer.
Punyaslok Dasgupta, 66, Indian poet, kidney ailment.
Cathy Elliott, 60, Canadian playwright and actress.
Choirul Huda, 38, Indonesian footballer (Persela Lamongan).
Burrhead Jones, 80, American professional wrestler (WWWF, CCW, CWA).
Shamsher Khan, 84, Indian Olympic swimmer (1956).
Gonzalo Martínez Corbalá, 89, Mexican politician and diplomat, MP (1964-1967, 1988-1990), Senator (1982-1988), Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies (1990), Governor of San Luis Potosí (1991-1992), and Ambassador to Chile (1972-1974) and Cuba (1980-1982).
Sir Bert Massie, 68, British disability rights campaigner, Chairman of Disability Rights Commission (2000-2007), cancer.
Xavier Johnsai Munyongani, 67, Zimbabwean bishop, bishop of Gweru.
Hernán Silva, 68, Chilean football referee.
Herbert Suchiang, 86, Indian politician, cardiac arrest.
Lekh Tandon, 88, Indian film director (Professor, Ek Baar Kaho, Amrapali) and actor (Swades, Chennai Express).
Richard Adam (cs), 86, Czech swing singer.
Nusrat Ara, 65, Pakistani actress (Ainak Wala Jin).
Wolfgang Bötsch, 79, German politician, MP (1976-2005) and Federal Minister of Post and Telecommunications (1993-1997).
Lazhar Bououni, 69, Tunisian politician and professor, Minister of Higher Education and Research (2004-2010) and Justice (2010-2011), President of University of Sousse (1990-1995) and University of Manouba (1991-2001).
Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye, 41, Ghanaian politician.
Patrick Haslam, 69, British racehorse trainer, motor neurone disease.
Inside Information, 26, American racehorse.
Kim Bo Ae, 80, South Korean actress, brain tumour.
Fulgence Werner Le Roy, 92, South African Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Polokwane (1988-2000).
Yambo Ouologuem, 77, Malian writer.
Lourdes Quisumbing, 96, Filipino politician, Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports (1986-1989).
Marian Cannon Schlesinger, 105, American artist and author.
Daniel Webb, 28, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), ATV collision.
Richard Wilbur, 96, American poet and literary translator, Pulitzer Prize winner (1957, 1989).