Amy Heckerling

Amy Heckerling is known as an American film director. She is most famous for being the director of beloved comedies like Fast Times at Ridgemont and Clueless.

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Amy Heckerling was born on May 7, 1954, in the Bronx, NY, Amy Heckerling's father was a certified public accountant, while her mom worked in the same field as a bookkeeper. They moved to Queens, where she gave herself joy by watching Hollywood comedies on TV. Subsequent to moving on from the High School of Art and Design in 1970, she studied under author and screenwriter Terry Southern at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before winning her graduate degree in film from the American Film Institute's AFI Conservatory.

Career (Movies)

Based on screenwriter Cameron Crowe's book about high school social ceremonies, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was a generous hit by Amy both with groups of viewers and pundits, who discovered its entertaining take on high school to be authentic.

In 1995, Heckerling returned to major success by writing and directing "Clueless," a funny interpretation of Jane Austen's Emma, as seen through the lens of the youthful and rich in Beverly Hills. The film, which featured a star-making performance by Alicia Silverstone as an apparently shallow high schooler who endeavors to beautify a socially awkward cohort played by the late Brittany Murphy. The movie got sparkling praise from commentators and adolescent young ladies, who felt that Heckerling's content precisely mirrored their lifestyles. Amy has also directed an episode of the hit tv show The Office.

Personal Life

Relationships (Spouse And Daughter)

In May 2019, former Saturday Night Live star Chris Kattan blamed producer Lorne Michaels for pressuring him into engaging in sexual relations with Amy Heckerling to keep Heckerling connected to Kattan's 1998 movie A Night At The Roxbury.

Kattan spoke about the intimidation in his new memoir, titled Baby, Don't Hurt Me. Kattan claims that Heckerling, who was then tasked to coordinate the Saturday Night Live sketch spin-off film A Night At The Roxbury, played with Kattan, who rejected her. The following day, Michaels supposedly called Kattan, furious over Kattan's dismissal of Heckerling. Michaels supposedly needed Kattan to keep Heckerling happy she would direct Roxbury.

After the claims and photographs of the Kattan's story developed, the director's little girl Mollie Heckerling came out on Twitter to oppose his claims. In a long Twitter post, Mollie claimed that she never observed Kattan and Heckerling together during pre-production on Roxbury, as Heckerling was working diligently on the content with Steve Koren.

Amy gave birth to her daughter Mollie Sara Israel when she was 31. Although she was married to Neal Israel, her daughter's biological father was Harold Ramis.

Net Worth At Age 65

According to, Amy Heckerling's net worth is estimated to be around 15 million dollars at the age of 65.

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Last Modified : Oct 11 2019