Bergen's Heather Braverman is working to carve her niche in the world of entertainment. Heather has had a real glow and passion for entertaining since the age of 5. Her earliest experience was in an off-Broadway musical, The People Garden. Heather’s latest performance is in the film adaptation of Wendy Mass’ young adult novel Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, starring Tenafly native and Dwight-Englewood class of 1985 alum Mira Sorvino. (Heather is currently a student at Dwight-Englewood.) In the film, Heather plays the part of Samantha, a neighborhood fashionista who helps Jeremy and his friend Lizzy find the lost keys to a priceless treasure chest.
Heather performed in musicals off-Broadway and has toured New York and New Jersey elementary and middle schools sharing her gift of singing and her talent for entertaining in plays with positive messages for students. One of Heather’s musical roles as Samantha in The New Kid – a middle school musical touring New York and New Jersey – allowed Heather the chance to sing “Just Be Yourself,” encouraging younger kids to avoid cliques and bullying one another.
At 14-years-old, Heather’s passion to become a teen entertainer has earned her career highlights such as singing alongside LeAnn Rimes on Disney’s Macy’s Day Parade float as Princess Jasmine and a 2-year performance as Felicity in the musical Circle of Friends at the American Girl Place in New York City. Heather has also acted on national television including roles on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: SVU, One Life to Live, Guiding Light and various commercials.
Other than her role in Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life – set for an early 2012 release – Heather played the role of Crickett in the Hoboken Film Festival award nominated film Crickett and the Little Girl Power, a film about five young girls pooling their talents to fight crime.
In addition to her entertainment career, Heather is a spokesperson for the Food Allergy Initiative. Both her and her sister live with very serious food allergies. Heather is playing her part in distributing information across New York and New Jersey high schools to help raise money and awareness of severe food allergies.