Heather Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in a strict household. Her father worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and her mother was a former schoolteacher and author. Heather and her sister, Aimee Graham, were forced to relocate often as a result of their father's occupation, and Heather became increasingly shy. Surprisingly, she had a passion for acting from an early age and despite being labeled a "theater geek" by her peers, she was voted Most Talented by her high school senior class. Unfortunately, her love of acting created a tension between her and her family, although her mother obligingly drove her to auditions in Hollywood throughout her adolescence. Shortly after graduating high school Heather moved to Los Angeles and got supporting parts in a variety of films, most notably Drugstore Cowboy (1989). When her career did not take off as quickly as she had hoped, Heather enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles to get her degree in drama. Heather dropped out of UCLA after two years to pursue her acting career on a full-time basis. She played "Annie Blackburn" on the cult television series "Twin Peaks" (1990), and had roles in a string of flop movies like Shout (1991) and Diggstown (1992). Her career started to gain momentum when she appeared in Swingers (1996), a role she received after being taken out swing dancing by Jon Favreau. Following a well-received turn in Boogie Nights (1997), she was in several high-profile films such as Lost in Space (1998), Bowfinger (1999), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and From Hell (2001). Heather also appeared in nine episodes of "Scrubs" (2001) during its 2004-2005 season. After starring on her own short-lived sitcom and a number of forgettable B-movies, she was featured in the blockbuster comedy The Hangover (2009). Heather has never married, although she has had romances with actors Heath Ledger, James Woods, Matt Dillon, Edward Burns, Kyle MacLachlan, Josh Lucas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elias Koteas, and Matthew Perry, musicians Adam Ant, Elijah Allman, and Jason Falkner, and directors Stephen Hopkins, Chris Weitz, and Yaniv Raz.