Heather Matarazzo Overview

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Born: November 10, 1982

Plucked from obscurity to star in the indie film Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) at the age of 13, Heather Matarazzo's only previous credit was a regular role on the Nickelodeon kids' series Pete & Pete. Playing Dawn Weiner, an unattractive seventh grader who is constantly picked on, Heather won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, while the film itself won Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. Matarazzo suddenly found herself in demand, with guest shots on... See All

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