Heather McComb

Heather Ann McComb (born March 2, 1977) is an American actress.

Heather McComb
Heather Ann McComb

(1977-03-02) March 2, 1977 (age 43)
Years active1989–present
James Van Der Beek
(m. 2003; div. 2010)


McComb started acting at age two in a commercial for Publisher's Clearing House.[citation needed] In 1989 she played the title character in Francis Ford Coppola's segment, "Life Without Zoë", of the anthology film New York Stories. She played the part of Scout on the 1990 television program The Outsiders. The show only lasted one season. When she appeared in the telefilm Generation X in 1996, she became the first actress to portray the X-Men character Jubilee on screen. In 1997, McComb starred in the television series Profiler as Frances Malone. The next year she joined the cast of Party of Five in the part of Maggie.

Personal lifeEdit

McComb was born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, and raised in Barnegat Township, New Jersey. Her elder sister, Jennifer McComb, is also an actress. [1]

On July 5, 2003, McComb married actor James Van Der Beek. They separated in April 2009,[2] and on November 20, 2009, Van Der Beek filed for divorce.[3] The divorce was finalized on March 31, 2010 and enforced on June 3, 2010.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 New York Stories Zoe
1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back Lisa
1992 Stay Tuned Diane Knable
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Michelle
1996 God's Lonely Man Christine Birch
1996 No One Would Tell Nicki Television film
1996 Generation X Jubilation Lee/Jubilee
1998 Wild Horses Autumn
1999 Freak Talks About Sex Nichole
1999 The Joyriders Crystal
1999 2 Little, 2 Late Holly Shannon
1999 Anywhere but Here Janice Pearlman
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 Diane Television film
2001 Don's Plum Constance
2001 Nice Guys Finish Last Suzie
2002 Devious Beings Jodie
2002 Artie Emily Miller
2003 All the Real Girls Mary-Margaret
2006 Steel City Lucy James
2008 Ocean of Pearls Susan Clark
2008 Chasing the Green Lynn
2008 Shark Swarm Amy Zuckerman
2009 2012: Supernova Laura
2011 Cornered Jannete
2012 Pretty Bad Actress Gloria
2012 Paranormal Abduction Rebekah
2015 Battle Scars Michelle Also producer
2016 Silver Skies Francine
2016 Day of Reckoning Laura Television film
2017 Girl Followed Abby Televsion film
2017 Sweet Home Carolina Diane Television film
2018 Deadly Lessons Beth Television film
2019 Seduced by a Killer Nancy Television film
2019 Most Likely to Murder Laura Television film
2019 Manipulated Sara
2020 Forgotten Abduction Lena
2020 Shooting Star Mary
2020 Heirlooms Laura Russell


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Alien Nation Cindy Episode: "Crossing the Line"
1990 The Outsiders Belinda "Scout" Jenkins 8 episodes
1990 Thirtysomething Melodie Kline Episode: "Happy New Year"
1991 Midnight Caller Katherine Marino Episode: "That's Amoré"
1991 Who's The Boss Patricia Episode: "Days of Blunder"
1991 The Wonder Years Cindy Episode: "Full Moon Rising"
1994 Grace Under Fire Julia Shirley Episode: "Dear Grace"
1994 Sirens Laura Downey Episode: "Guns, Bombs and Fantasies"
1995 Chicago Hope Mellisa Connell Episode: "Great White Hope"
1995 The X Files Shannon Asbury Episode: "Die Hand Die Verletzt"
1995 Weird Science Tori Episode: "Quantum Wyatt"
1996 Due South Celine Episode: "Some Like It Red"
1996 Boston Common Meredith Episode: "Conspiracy of Dunces"
1996 Townies Stacy Episode: "It's Go Time"
1997 Millennium Maddie Haskell Episode: "The Wild and the Innocent"
1997 Cracker Dee Dee Wilder Episode: "An American Dream"
1997–1998 Profiler Francis Malone 17 episodes
1999 The Practice Lynette Hayes Episode: "Crossfire"
1998–1999 Party of Five Maggie 11 episodes
2001 NYPD Blue Molly Episode: "Dying to Testify"
2001 The Guardian Dina Jameson Episode: "Indian Summer"
2002 Strong Medicine Cecilia "Cissy" Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2002 CSI: Miami Ginny Taylor Episode: "A Horrible Mind"
2003 The Handler Jackie Episode: "Body of Evidence"
2005 Crossing Jordan Kate Episode: "Gray Murders"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Annabelle Frost Episode: "Spark of Life"
2005 The Inside Holly Lynn Krandall Episode: "Declawed"
2005 Killer Instinct Sarah Miller Episode: "Five Easy Pieces"
2005 CSI: NY Heather Davison Episode: "Bad Beat"
2006 Without a Trace Meghan Sullivan Episode: "Expectations"
2007 Shark Janet Butler Episode: "Wayne's World"
2008 Prison Break Rita Morgan 4 episodes
2010 Drop Dead Diva Caitlin Tanner Episode: "The Long Road to Napa"
2010 The Event FBI Agent Angela Collier 7 episodes
2011 The Mentalist Peregrine Hartley Episode: "The Red Mile"
2011 Memphis Beat Lisa Episode: "Lost"
2011 House M.D. Theresa Episode: "Transplant"
2013 Body of Proof Mandy Wells Episode: "Dark City"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Leslie Cabot Episode: "Partners in Crime"
2014 Bones Erika Stamp Episode: "The Ghost in the Killer"
2014 Shameless Wendy Episode: "Emily"
2014 Ray Donovan Patty 4 episodes
2015 Castle Nicole Morris Episode: "Castle, P.I."
2015 CSI: Cyber Elaine Episode: "The Evil Twin"
2019 The Rookie Marilyn Episode: "Caught Stealing"
2020 Station 19 Rachel Burke Episode: "Into the Woods"
2020 Grey's Anatomy Rachel Episode: "A Diagnosis"


  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/24/Heather-McComb.html
  2. ^ "James Van Der Beek, Wife Split". UsMagazine.com. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  3. ^ Bryant, Adam. "James Van Der Beek Files for Divorce". TVGuide.
  4. ^ Ward, Kate (2010-03-31). "James Van Der Beek reaches divorce settlement with ex". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2019-11-23.

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