facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director, one of the few female directors to have produced multiple box-office hits.

Heckerling was born in The Bronx to a bookkeeper mother and a certified public accountant father. The family moved to Queens. She attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, graduating in 1970, and studied film at New York University, where one of her teachers was noted screenwriter and satirist Terry Southern. She received her master's degree from the AFI Conservatory.

Heckerling's first feature film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), was about Los Angeles teenagers and also led to a short-lived series on CBS in the 1985-1986 season called Fast Times, which Heckerling produced. Heckerling's next film was a parody of gangster films, Johnny Dangerously (1984), starring Michael Keaton, Marilu Henner and Joe Piscopo, with fast talking characters familiar from 1930s screwball comedy. Heckerling also directed the second of the Vacation films, National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Amy Heckerling."
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
3
Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Specs Comparison
4
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
5
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
x
Feedback