Heather Tom Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Heather Tom is a 5-time Emmy Award winner and has starred as Katie Logan on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) since 2007, where she has also directed nearly 20 episodes of the show over the past three years. In 2018, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.

In 2013, Variety included Heather on its list of "Daytime TV Impact Honorees" to celebrate innovators from daytime television. Of the 30 nominees representing all genres including network executives, producers, and news anchors, Heather was the only actor listed.

As a film director, her award-winning shorts Serenity (2017) and Bigfoot's Love Slave (2017) have played numerous festivals across the globe - including Festival de Cannes, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Cinequest, Vail, Cleveland, Florida, Omaha, Boston, LA Shorts Fest, HollyShorts, LA Comedy Festival, Canberra, Pittsburgh, and more.

Heather has also starred in ABC's The Young and the Restless (1973), on Broadway, co-hosted The View (1997) with Barbara Walters, Entertainment Tonight (1981), and The Talk (2010). She made five appearances on Politically Incorrect (1993) with Bill Maher and was a regular guest on MSNBC and Fox News as an advocate for women's health. She worked on both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's 2008 campaigns, and is involved with Planned Parenthood, Feminist Majority, She Votes, and Rock the Vote.

Heather resides in Los Angeles with her husband, James, and two dogs, Henry and Ella. In 2012, their best production ever was the birth of their son, Zane. She is a proud member of the Directors Guild of America.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick Cutler

Spouse (1)

James Achor (17 September 2011 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Usually plays a good girl role with an edge to her personality

Trivia (8)

Older sister of actor David Tom and actress Nicholle Tom.
Daughter of Marie and Charles Tom (divorced).
When announcing the names of the actors nominated in the The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2004) for "Outstanding Supporting Actor", she mis-pronounced William deVry's name.
Left The Young and the Restless (1973) in 2003 after 13 years because she wasn't happy with her lack of storyline and because the producers tried to renegotiate her contract to get her to take a substantial cut in pay. Very soon after that, she joined One Life to Live (1968) in the recast role of Kelly Cramer and has openly expressed her delight with the show and the role.
Owns an interior design firm with longtime boyfriend, James Achor. Clients include actress Poppy Montgomery.
(September 17, 2011) Married her boyfriend of 15 years James Achor after a month long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son Zane Alexander Achor on October 28, 2012. Child's father is her husband, James Achor.
Is a staunch liberal Democrat.

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