Heather has recently played leading roles in the fantasy drama 'The Return', and 'Grievance', and supporting roles in 'The Reins Maker' and 'Thunder'.
She has trained with multiple acting coaches including Cindy Hogan-The Acting Coach, and James Radcliffe-Tandem Media, where her training included character development, audition technique, scene study, and the groundbreaking method of Biomechanics.
Heather has been nominated three times for Best Actress, in the 2010 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Festival for 'Bring it Fudrucker', and in the 2012 Chicago Horror Film Festival for 'Velvet Road'. She won the Best Actress nomination in the 2014 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Festival for 'The Ledger'.
Heather is a native of Florida, the fifth of nine children. She was born with the acting bug, and enjoyed participating in various church plays, writing stories, and developing her extremely active imagination all throughout her childhood. She is married to her husband Chris. Her favorite genre is fantasy, closely followed by historical drama. She dreams of performing in epics like 'The Chronicles of Narnia', and 'The Lord of the Rings'. Her favorite roles are 'heart and soul' characters, full of grit and substance, that will take the audience on a journey and inspire life, hope, redemption, and the promise of better things. To Heather, acting is not a career, storytelling is her life work.
Name: Heather Ricks
Unique traits: Double jointed elbows and shoulders
Film by Rob O'Cruz (Drama) Actress
Film (short) by Jason Radcliffe Actress
Film (short) by Michael Heath Jr. (Drama) Actress
The Reins Maker
Film by Caleb Johnson (Drama and Family) Actress The Reins Maker (TRM) is a Redemptive Family Film by Fire Catcher Productions (FCP). FCP was the Executive Production Company for The Colors of Emily, 2014, which was also written and produced by Michael Arnold. TRM is a heartwarming story based on the courage, faith, and redemption of a young girl who faces almost insurmountable odds in following her dream to be a great jockey. Penny Foster's severe dyslexia and speech impediment are not her only barriers; she also faces the obstacles that only poverty can breed-living in a rundown river house down by the racetracks. Mom (played by screen star, Juli Tapken) strives to help Penny overcome the challenges by teaching her at home. But Penny's drab world is truly changed forever when Dad, Sam Foster, an ex-country music star who now works in the stables at the track, is sentenced to prison. Penny's mom, Jane Foster, must then act on faith to take a job at the track to support the family. With a seemingly final blow, a few years later, ... Written by M.T. Arnold
Television (Drama) Actress 12 random people receive a box containing a mask and a note inviting them to a mysterious mansion. The note contains only two instructions. Come alone and bring the mask. They may be unsure why they have been chosen to be part of this event, but one thing is for sure. They will never be the same.
Film (short) by Tandem Media/Jason Radcliffe Supporting/Kelly Mastron
Film by Salty Earth Pictures/Steve Zambo Lead/Leah
The Heroes of Arvine Place
Film by Damie Lahey Cameo/April
Film (short) by L Gustavo Cooper/Fat Screaming Baby Lead/Caroline
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Film (short) by CL Crawford (Comedy) Actress
Best Actress: Jacksonville FL 2014 48 Hour Film Festival (The Ledger)