During the mid-1980s, she and Shelley Fabares teamed up in a Murder, She Wrote (1984)-style pilot for a television series, Suburban Beat (1985). They were cast as housewives who solved mysteries.
Her father is a retired attorney and professor and her mother is an abstract expressionist painter and retired art professor.
She has a degree in English Literature from Stanford University.
Langenkamp's 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). In the full version of the song, you can hear her say, "Don't fall asleep", very faintly right before the first chorus. The other two lines in the song are "Fred Krueger, Mom. Fred Krueger." and "He's burned, and he wears a weird hat, and a red and green sweater really dirty.".
It took her seven years to receive her English degree from Stanford University because she was working at the same time.
Charlie Sheen was the best man at her wedding to David LeRoy Anderson, Sheen's Little League teammate from grade school.
Founded the Malibu Gum Factory, which sold chewing gum packaged with trading cards depicting local surfing stars.
In Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Heather played a 15-year-old girl. In a particular scene, after her character has experienced some bizarre events and is rather beaten down, she looks in a mirror and says, "God, I look 20-years-old." The joke here is that even though Heather was playing a 15-year-old, she was actually 20 years old.
Resembles Nancy Kerrigan and even played her in Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story (1994)
Her first feature role was in Nickel Mountain (1984)
Parents are Robert Dobie Langenkamp and Mary Alice Langenkamp.
Graduated from the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C. in 1982.
She has German, Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry. Her Langenkamp family line traces back to Germany.
Ranked #6 on Maxim's "Hottest Women of Horror Movies" list.
Although widely believed by some, she was never asked to reprise her role as Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985).
Older sister of Daniel Langenkamp (born 1968); a diplomat in the US State Department. Older sister of Matthew Langenkamp (born 1966); the owner of Freedom Tomato, a self sustaining farm in Connecticut. Older sister of Lucy Langenkamp (born circa 1974); a nurse practitioner and hospice nurse supervisor.
Gave birth to her first child at age 26, a son Atticus Anderson on May 24, 1991. The child's father is her second husband, David LeRoy Anderson.
Gave birth to her second child at age 30, a daughter Isabelle Eve Anderson on December 24, 1994. The child's father is her second husband, David LeRoy Anderson.
Co-owner and vice president (with husband, David LeRoy Anderson) of AFX Studio, a full-service special make-up effects shop located in Panorama City, California.
Currently lives in Malibu, California.
Friends with Tuesday Knight and Lisa Wilcox.
Had praised her mentor John Saxon for her humble beginnings as an actor.
On January 10, 2018, her son Daniel Atticus Anderson died from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer after battling it for six years.
Has appeared in a film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).