More Heather Matarazzo Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Princess Diaries 2)Heather Matarazzo first came to the attention of filmgoers with her role of Dawn Weiner, in the award-winning Welcome to the Dollhouse. She garnered an Independent Spirit Award for her performance of this down-on-her-luck seventh-grader whose life seems to be falling apart. She has since been seen in such blockbuster and independent films as The Devil's Advocate, The Deli, 54, All I Wanna Do, Getting to Know You, Cherry Moon, Scream 3, Company Man, Sorority Boys, and The Pink House.
In The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Heather re-creates her role from the original The Princess Diaries, as Lilly Moscovitz, Princess Mia's usually quirky, but always loyal, best-friend. Matarazzo can also be seen in theatres this summer opposite Mandy Moore in the MGM release Saved!, as well as in the upcoming independent feature Home of Phobia.
Heather's television credits include guest lead roles on Strangers With Candy, Law & Order, and Now and Again. She also had a recurring role on the hit television series Roseanne.
Bio courtesy Buena Vista for "The Princess Diaries 2" (25-Aug-2004)
Biography #3Heather Matarazzo took the independent film world by storm at the age of 14 when she starred as Dawn Weiner, the brilliantly troubled adolescent girl at the center of Todd Solondz' Welcome To The Dollhouse. The film was honored with the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and Matarazzo received the 1997 Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. She followed Dollhouse with another strong performance in Miramax Film's 54, a role which earned her a Best Performance by a Young Actress nomination from the YoungStar Awards.
Her other film credits include the 1993 Mobil Award winning film A Children's Story, Devil's Advocate, Cherry, Getting to Know You, Hurricane Streets and The Deli. On television, Matarazzo has guest starred on Law and Order, ER, Roseanne, Townies and created the role of Natasha on the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Recently she appeared in the telefilm Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge and also played the role of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker on stage at the Geva Theater in Rochester, New York. Heather can currently be seen on the CBS series Now and Again, in the current Miramax release of Scream 3, and she will soon appear in Peter Akin's Company Man with Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro.
Bio courtesy Redeemable Pictures (01-Jan-2000)