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Award-winning filmmaker Amy Heckerling is best known for her screenwriting skills in her debut film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Throughout her career, she won three accolades, including Franklin J. Schaffner Award, NYFCC Award as well as WGA Award for the best screenplays.
Amy was born as Amy I. Heckerling on 7 May 1954 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. Born in a Jewish family, she belongs to a white ethnicity/race. Find out more in detail about Heckerling's personal life in the following sections.
Amy's Current Relationship Status
Prominent screenwriter, Heckerling is possibly single as of now, but previously she was married twice, and unfortunately, both the nuptials ended on a sad note. Since then, she is becoming more career-driven and enjoying her solitude.
It seems like after facing two tragic divorced, Amy isn't ready to bound in any romantic affairs.
Heckerling's Previous Marriage
Heckerling was first married to David Brandt on 7 November 1981 at an intimate ceremony among their closed ones. However, just after two years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1983, citing irreconcilable differences.
Amy was again tied the knot to an American director, Neal Israel on 22nd July 1984. At the time of their marriage, the bride, Heckerling, was 30 years, and the groom was 39 years old.
The couple lived together for six years before filing for divorce in the early 1990s, which officially finalized by the end of the year. However, the couple still shares a friendly equation.
Amy's Other Relationship Affairs
Fast Times at Ridgemont High director, Heckerling dated her fellow director and close friend, Martin Brest in the late-1970s. The duo had their first encounter in Los Angeles after Amy moved there to pursue her career. Unfortunately, they later broke up but carried out their friendship.
In the mid-1980s, Heckerling was linked to Ghostbuster director Harold Ramis. However, their relationship didn't last long due to some misunderstandings, and they split up.
Also, Heckerling was engaged to American singer-songwriter, Bronson Pinchot, after dating for four years. Nonetheless, she called off her engagement to be with former SNL star Chris Kattan.
Blessed with a Beautiful Daughter
At the age of 31, Amy welcomed her daughter, Mollie Sara Israel, on 5 September 1986. As of now, Mollie is a prominent actress and following her parents' footsteps.
According to some reports, Mollie isn't the biological daughter of Neal even though Amy was married to him at that time. The accusation comes true when Violet Ramis (older daughter of Harold & Anna Ramis) mentioned her father's relationship with Heckerling on her book, Ghostbuster's Daughter, in 2018, where she described Harlod as the birth father of Mollie.
Once Involved in a Sexual Misconduct
The 65-year-old writer, Amy, was convoluted into severe sexual misconduct with an actor, Chris Kattan after his biographical documentary, Baby, Don't Hurt Me: Stories and Scars from Saturday Night Live in 2019.
In his memoir, it was seen as a TV producer Lorne Michaels pressured Heckerling to do sex with Kattan; otherwise, she will not be able to direct the 1998 movie, A Night at the Roxbury. Although she refused to do and ultimately produced the film following the discussion.
The news came out to the public that made Heckerling and Chris questioning for the story, but they both didn't say any words about that conversation. For the support of Amy, her daughter, Mollie, said that her mother is an extraordinary person who keeps her life private. She further said that they had an affair when the movie was already shooting. Anne Ramis, his husband ex-wife divorce in 1984.
Net Worth - $15 Million
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Series writer, Heckerling maintains a large fortune of $15 Million as of 2019. Similarly, she also receives a handsome payroll from her prolific profession.
Amy's former partner, Harold, also has a lucrative net value of $50 Million. He further bought a lavish mansion in Glencoe, Illinois, at $1.9 Million in December 1996 but later sold it for $2.3 Million in October 2015. The accommodation consists of seven bedrooms, six, and a half bathroom on 8,357 square feet.
Successful Box Office Collection
The award-winning director, Amy, produced several blockbuster films that gained much popularity from the viewers as well as in the box office collection. Her debut film, Look Who's Talking grossed $297 Million with a $7.5 million production budget.
Check out the trailer of Clueless
Heckerling's second hit movie, Clueless, earned $51,021,572 in the US and Canada and $56,631,572 in other territories for a worldwide total of $56,631,572 against the budget of $12 Million. It also obtained positive reviews from critics and listed 32nd highest-earning film in 1995.
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