Heather Elizabeth Langenkamp is an American actress, producer, and prosthetic makeup coordinator. Langenkamp began her career as an extra in the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983). She had her breakthrough starring in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise as Nancy Thompson, a role which established her as a scream queen. She is notable for her work with Wes Craven, having appeared in Dream Warriors (1987), making a cameo in Shocker (1989), and starring as a fictionalized version of herself in Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994). Langenkamp's other film work includes Robert Kurtzman's low-budget superhero film The Demolitionist (1995), Jonathan Zarantonello's thriller The Butterfly Room (2012), and J. J. Abrams' sci-fi film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). She was featured in the Emmy Award–winning sitcoms Just the Ten of Us (1988–1990) and Growing Pains (1988–1990), and starred as Nancy Kerrigan in the NBC television film Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story (1994). In 2020, she debuted in voice acting on the Adult Swim animated comedy series, JJ Villard's Fairy Tales. Langenkamp was executive producer and narrator on the documentary films Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) and I Am Nancy (2011). She directed a segment in the unfinished anthology horror film Prank (2008) and the short film Washed Away (2019). Langenkamp co-owns the make-up FX firm AFX Studio which has designed and manufactured award-winning make-up effects for film and television. She was the special makeup effects coordinator for movies like Dawn of the Dead (2004), Cinderella Man (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), and The Cabin in the Woods (2012).