Heather Tom

Heather Tom

Birth name: Heather Marie Tom
Born: November 4, 1975
Age: 43
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
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Biography

Heather Marie Tom[1] (born November 4, 1975) is an American actress best known for her work on various soap operas, with her best known roles being Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless, Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and, since 2007, Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful.

As a jump start to her career, Tom guest starred on an episode of Who's The Boss? in 1989. In that same year, she guest starred in an episode of Kids Incorporated. She then became well known in the realm of soap operas for her role as Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless. Debuting in December 1990, Tom won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 and 1999, along with nominations in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000. Tom departed from the role of Victoria on December 17, 2003, citing creative differences. Prior to her departure, she began portraying Kelly Cramer on ABC's One Life to Live, also making brief appearances on All My Children until she departed in 2006. Since 2007, Tom has become widely recognized for her role as Katie Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful; she earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2008, with a win in 2011, followed by her first Lead Actress nominations and wins in 2012 and 2013. Tom has also guest starred on Monk and Ugly Betty and has also worked extensively in theater, both in New York and on the West Coast.

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Personal life

Tom was born the oldest of three to Marie and Charles Tom, who are divorced. Her two younger siblings are twins David and Nicholle Tom, who are also actors. David played Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless and also co-starred with her on One Life to Live as her brother, Paul Cramer, while Nicholle played Maggie Sheffield on The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher. In 2000, Heather and her brother, David, made Hollywood history as the first brother and sister to be simultaneously nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards in the same year.[2] In August 2011, Tom announced her engagement to her partner of 15 years, James Achor.[3] On September 17, 2011, less than a month later, the pair married.[4] On May 19, 2012, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child together.[5] Tom later confirmed she was due around October. Sure enough, on October 28, 2012, Tom gave birth to her son, Zane Alexander,[6] weighing 8 pounds.[7] Zane has appeared sparodically on The Bold and the Beautiful, as Tom's on-screen son, Will Spencer, since 2013. Heather and James also run a design business, Tight Rope Designs and have redecorated several homes in the Los Angeles area. Their work has also been featured in InStyle and Elle Decor magazines. In the summer of 2013, Heather starred in her own reality TV miniseries for HGTV called "Renovation Unscripted." In September 2016, Tom finished first in the celebrity female division of the 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon with a time of 2:05:23.63, helping to raise more than $1,226,000 for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Cancer Research Program.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Delusion Veronica Farrow Short film
2005 Beyond the Ladies Room Door Jody Short film
2006 When We're Old and Love Means Nothing Sarah Short film
2006 Undone
2007 City Teacher Marsha
2010 Stiffs Lauren
2010 Suicide Dolls Lexi
2010 The Putt Putt Syndrome Vicki
2011 Mamitas Casandra
2015 The Adventures of Sam Wolf Dianne Short film, post-production
2015 Animal Among Us Marilyn Bishop Post-production
2016 Little Dead Rotting Hood Officer Victoria Straight-to-DVD

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Who's the Boss? Heather "Heather Can Wait"
1989 Kids Incorporated Not Listed "Elementary, My Dear Kids"
1990 She'll Take Romance Caroline TV film
1990-2003 The Young and the Restless Victoria Newman Regular role
1995 Deadly Whispers Kathy Acton TV film
2003-2006 One Life to Live Kelly Cramer Regular role
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Solwey's Assistant "Painless"
2006 The Rival Jennifer Adams TV film
2007 Monk Linda Riggs "Mr. Monk Is on the Air"
2007 The Wedding Bells Laurie Hill "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Disaster"
2007-present The Bold and the Beautiful Katie Logan Regular role
2008 Ugly Betty Holly Wright "Filing for the Enemy", "Crimes of Fashion"
2010 The Mentalist Marva "Red Moon"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Mrs. Tolliver "Living Proof"
2011 Criminal Minds Connie Barton "From Childhood's Hour"
2012 Imaginary Friend Grace TV film
2013 Renovation Unscripted TV miniseries
2016 Unforgettable Lt. Shanna Coates "Bad Company"
2016 Lucifer Mel Graham Two Episodes

Awards and nominations

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
1993
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
[8]
1993
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[9]
1993
Young Artist Award Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[10]
1994
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[11]
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[12]
1994
Young Artist Award Best Youth Actress in a Soap Opera The Young and the Restless Nominated
[13]
1995
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[14]
1996
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[15]
1996
Young Artist Award Best Performance by a Young Actress: TV Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[16]
1997
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[17]
1997
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Younger Leading Actress The Young and the Restless Won
[18][19]
1998
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[20]
1999
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Won
[21]
2000
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[22]
2004
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated
[23]
2005
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series One Life to Live Nominated
[24]
2005
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Supporting Actress One Life to Live Nominated
[25]
2007
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series One Life to Live Nominated
[26]
2008
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[27]
2011
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won
[28]
2012
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won
[29]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won
[30]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[31]
2017
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated
[32]
Charities

Heather Tom supports the following charitable cause: Teen Pregnancy.

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