What is Heather Hemmens’ ethnicity? The actor’s Costa Rican heritage

By Chege Karomo — ON May 01, 2023
Heather Hemmens
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Heather Hemmens has graced our screens for two decades. Her career has grown in leaps and bounds: her first credited role was Groupie No. 1 in 2004’s Pop Rocks;

Heather Hemmens has a white father and a black Costa Rican mother

Heather Hemmens was born on 10th July 1988 in Belfast, Maine, to a white father and a black Costa Rican mother. She identifies as Latina. 

In a 2010 interview with Latina.com, Heather said: “When someone says, ‘tell me about yourself,’ I wish I could answer simply, ‘I’m Latina.’ There’s not much more to it.”

Wishing her mother a happy Mother’s Day in 2014, Hemmens posted a throwback photo of the family. “Happy Mother’s Day to my fierce little mama who built a big, strong family,” she wrote.