Heather Wahlquist is an actress and writer. A native Oklahoman, Wahlquist aspired to be an actress at an early age and came to Hollywood after studying drama at the University of Oklahoma.
Her most recent project is “Yellow,” in which she not only stars, but also co-wrote in collaboration with the film’s director, Nick Cassavetes. This wildly inventive and visually dazzling film follows a young substitute teacher, Mary (Wahlquist), who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities. In addition to Wahlquist, the film stars Sienna Miller, Ray Liotta, Melanie Griffith and Gena Rowlands. “Yellow” premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and will be released in theatres in 2013. Entertainment Tonight said the film was “led by a star-making performance from Wahlquist,” and boasted “a stellar script that is sure to leave everyone talking.”
Other acting credits include “My Sister’s Keeper,” alongside Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin, playing Kelly, who put her life on hold to help her needy sister; the critically acclaimed “The Notebook,” with an all-star cast that included Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands and James Garner, playing Sara, the uninhibited best friend who introduced Noah and Allie; “John Q” with Denzel Washington, playing Julie, the battered hostage who had one of the movie’s most memorable moments during the infamous fight scene; “Alpha Dog” with Bruce Willis and Justin Timberlake, playing Wanda, the spunky, drug-addled girlfriend of Ben Foster’s leading character; “Good Advice” with Charlie Sheen, playing Sarah, the straight-laced secretary; and “Lonely Street” with Robert Patrick and Joe Mantegna, playing Kathy, the well-intentioned wife who helps her husband overcome his little man complex. Wahlquist also appeared in the Emmy-winning movie “The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie,” starring Gena Rowlands and James Caan.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.