Heather Tom

Five-time Emmy Award winning actress Heather Tom (Victoria Newman on the The Young and the Restless

(1973)) is one of the most talented and promising young actresses

working in Hollywood today. She possesses beauty, brains, talent and a

passion for acting.

When Heather was only 16, she won an Emmy

Award for her portrayal of the tempestuous, troubled and oft-married

Victoria Newman. Last year Heather became the most nominated actress in

her category, receiving her 8th consecutive Emmy nomination. Heather has

won the Emmy award twice (1993, 1999). The title was especially sweet

because her brother David Tom (Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless

(1973)) also received his first nomination. In 1997, Heather won Best

Younger Leading Actress at the Soap Opera Digest Awards. With her best

friend Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)), Heather has moved into the role of theatrical producer, successfully producing a revival of Neil Simon's

Biloxi Blues as well as appearing in the play as Daisy. The revival was

so well received that it has won 5 Dramalogue Awards. Quite an

accomplishment for a fledgling producer! Recently, Heather produced and

starred in Gila, a play by Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God

(1986)) and starring Phyllis Freilich, which received rave reviews. For

this role, Heather had to be fluent in sign language. Her talent

overwhelmed audiences once again, earning Heather a Robbie Theatre L.A.

Award nomination for Best Actress. Heather's love for acting and theatre

is life long. A commercial actress at the age of two, Heather was

dancing with the Seattle Pacific Ballet at age 10. By the time she was

13, Heather and her actor-siblings Nicholle Tom (The Nanny

(1993)) and David were ready to break into Hollywood. They made a

temporary, trial-run move to Los Angeles, found work immediately and

turned an out-of-town tryout into a long-running hit. Her natural talent

and ability got her started; her hard work, determination and

intelligence keep her working. As a young actress, Heather took acting

classes at the Young Actor's Space, paying for each weekly session with

the money she earned working at a local cookie shop. A focused,

dedicated and giving performer, Heather landed guest appearances on many

hot shows, including Kids Incorporated (1984) and Who's the Boss? (1984) She has co-starred in two movies of the week, ABC-TV's She'll Take Romance (1990) and CBS-TV's Deadly Whispers

(1995) and has starred in the feature films Lessie's Rainbow and Lookin

Good. For Heather, acting is more than playing a part. As she describes

it, "the feeling of losing the audience for a moment and truly becoming

connected with the scene and the character is absolutely incredible."

Recognizing that she is fortunate to be not only a beautiful and

talented actress but also a working actress, Heather is devoted to

helping people who do not have the opportunities or options that she

has. Recently Heather was named Regional Ambassador for Childhelp USA, a

national non-profit organization that assists abused children. Heather

also works very closely with several AIDS service organizations such as

Caring for Babies with AIDS, Project Angelfood, Tuesday's Child and AIDS

Project Los Angeles. She has volunteered in the kitchen at Project

Angelfood helping to prepare meals for those who are disabled by AIDS

many times as well as appearing and working at fund-raisers for many

organizations. Her acting career and charity works are only two of

Heather's passions. Politics could easily tie for first or second place

in her affections. Heather loves to discuss politics, but she does more

than "talk the talk". In the Congressional elections, Heather worked

very closely with Congressman Loretta Sanchez'

campaign as well as with "Rock the Vote" to help get out the younger

voters. Heather also spends hours reading plays, scripts and classical

literature. She is also an avid art collector who has amassed an

impressive collection of sculpture, painting and prints. Theatre is

where Heather's heart is and, as her career progresses, she has her

sights set on Broadway. While she awaits her chance to trod the boards

of "the great white way", Heather and Chad Allen tour the country

sharing the gift of their talent and experience by teaching young,

aspiring actors improvisation, scene study and on-camera work.

Intelligent, educated, talented, ambitious, determined and caring. Look

out Broadway, get ready for Heather Tom!

Known For


Cast Credits

Lucifer (2016)
Guest starring as Melanie (2 episodes)
Unforgettable (2011)
Guest starring as Detective Shanna Coates
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Guest starring as Linda Tolliver
Criminal Minds (2005)
Guest starring as Connie
Monk (2002)
Guest starring as Linda Riggs
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Solwey's Assistant
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Starring as Katie Logan (94 episodes)
All My Children (1970)
Guest starring as Kelly Buchanan (2 episodes)
One Life to Live (1968)
Starring as Kelly Cramer