Born: May 8, 1973
Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S
Kam Erika Heskin (born May 8, 1973) is an American actress. She began her career playing Caitlin Richards Deschanel on the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach (1998-1999), before appearing in films Planet of the Apes (2001 and Catch Me If You Can (2002). Heskin went to play Elizabeth Bennet in the 2003 independent film Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy, and Paige Morgan in The Prince and Me film franchise (2006-2010).Heskin was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She attended Grand Junction High School before she went on to study at Concordia College in Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Communications and Political Science. The day after graduation, she moved to Chicago and modeled for the next couple of months before moving to New York City.
Heskin' first role came in early 1998, when director John Woo selected her as the lead in his pilot Blackjack starring Dolph Lundgren and Kate Vernon. Later that year, she replaced Vanessa Dorman as Caitlin Richards Deschanel on the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach. Heskin portrayed the role until the end of the show, December 31, 1999. She later guest-starred on The WB shows include 7th Heaven, Angel, and Charmed. Heskin later returned to daytime television, briefly replacing McKenzie Westmore as Sheridan Crane on Passions in 2006 and 2008, while actress was on a leave of absence on two separate occasions.
In 2000, Heskin played the female lead role in the thriller film Held for Ransom. The movie was released direct-to-video, never gaining a theatrical release in the United States. She later had small parts in Tomcats, Planet of the Apes and Catch Me If You Can, before leading role in the independent comedy film Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy (2003). In 2005, she had role in the box office bomb comedy Dirty Love starring Jenny McCarthy. The following year, she was cast as Paige Morgan (replacing Julia Stiles) in the romantic comedy film The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding, a sequel to the 2004 film The Prince and Me. She later has starred in The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon (2008), and The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure (2010).
|1996||Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part II||Liquor Store Girl #2|
|1998||Blackjack||Cinder James||Television film|
|2000||Held for Ransom||Jesse McCormick|
|2001||Planet of the Apes||Friend At Leo's Party|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Candy|
|2003||Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy||Elizabeth Bennet|
|2003||This Girl's Life||Jessie|
|2004||The Ecology of Love||Laura||Short film|
|2005||Dirty Love||Carrie Carson|
|2006||The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding||Paige Morgan|
|2006||When the Nines Roll Over||Veronica||Short film|
|2008||The Prince and Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon||Queen Paige Morgan||Direct-to-video|
|2010||The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure||Queen Paige Morgan||Direct-to-video|
|1998-1999||Sunset Beach||Caitlin Richards Deschanel||Series regular|
|2000||7th Heaven||Girl at Party||Episode: "Losers"|
|2002||Angel||Lola||Episode: "Spin the Bottle"|
|2006, 2008||Passions||Sheridan Crane||46 episodes|
|2007||Coastal Dreams||April||24 episodes|
|2007-2008||CSI: NY||Suspect-X||Episodes: "Down the Rabbit Hole" and "DOA for a Day"|