Adventurous and beautiful with an effervescent personality, Heather Marie Marsden is a native Detroiter. The fifth child of her fathers, and the first of her mother's, she grew up with the love of the performing arts. She began dancing at 3, playing cello at 7, and later played in the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra. Starting at 13, she had the lead in many regional plays, and at the age of 17, toured the United States with the National Tour of "Sweet Charity". Her friends still tease her about getting a fake I.D. not to buy drinks, but to be able to work professionally, while "underage". She then lived in the East Village in New York, where she sang for tips at a coffee house. Shortly thereafter, Heather's desire to act full time drove her to move to Los Angeles and begin acting in numerous hit television series and films.