I was never a cheerleader, but one of my very close friends was, and she is the one that taught me to do my first cartwheel. I always thought they were so talented and focused, and now that I've had the honor to walk in their shoes for a moment, my respect for their flexibility, skill, and resilience has increased tremendously.

— Heather Hemmens

The most jittery Heather Hemmens quotes that are little-known but priceless

Someone once told me to "be a black belt at whatever you do.

" In other words, don't just be good or okay - be the best you can be. Not only do I apply that to my work as an actress, but I also went out and got my black belt.


I did my first play in fifth grade. This same fifth grade teacher asked me several years later what I wanted to do when I grew up. I knew the most fun I'd had was doing the play in her class, so when I told her that, she began to take me to local theater auditions and became my mentor and friend, and to this day continues to be.


With my busy schedule, my friends consist of my immediate family and the people I work with!


I believe in acknowledging all breaks, big and small, personal and professional.