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Heather Hemmens (born July 10, 1988) is an American actress, director and producer. She portrays Maria DeLuca on The CW's Roswell, New Mexico.

Overview

Hemmens was raised in the woods of Waldo, Maine by her mother, a homemaker, and her father, a carpenter, along with her two older brothers and an older sister. The family lived in a rural area and did not have electricity.

Hemmens attended the performing arts high school Walnut Hill School for the Arts near Boston for her final two years of high school. Upon graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She had small roles in the films The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and Glory Road (2006) and guest-starred in various TV shows. She was celebrated by critics as the breakout performer of The CW series Hellcats (2010-2011). In 2014, she starred in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera If Loving You Is Wrong.

On March 5, 2018, Hemmens was cast as Maria DeLuca in The CW series Roswell, New Mexico.[1]

Quotes

At the ATX TV Festival panel in June 2019, regarding Maria and Michael and the season finale:[2]

"It was a long journey over the season of will-they-won’t-they. There are all these obstacles. She had to talk to her friend Alex about it and check in, and it wasn’t a go, so she backed up. There are a lot of things that brought them to that moment and it was really fun. We don’t know how long it’s going to go on or if it’s going to last, but getting to do that one scene where they finally connect was really beautiful."

Trivia

  • Has a black belt in martial arts and weapons training.
  • Makes DIY candles, a skill she learned from her mother. She showed this skill on the Hallmark Channel while doing press for her Hallmark film Love, Take Two between filming Roswell, New Mexico seasons 1 and 2.[3]

Videos

External links

Interviews:

References

  1. Deadline: ‘Roswell’: Nathan Parsons, Four More Cast In the CW Reboot Pilot by Denise Petski. March 5, 2018
  2. Nerds and Beyond: ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Cast and Creator Talk Season Two and More at ATX TV Fest Panel. June 10, 2019.
  3. Hallmark Home & Family: DIY Candle Making. June 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
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