Heather Matarazzo is a talented and influential actress who has been in the spotlight since she was a child. She was born on November 10, 1982, in Long Island, New York, and grew up in an Italian-American family. She discovered her passion for acting at a young age and attended schools that nurtured her artistic talents.
She rose to fame in 1995, when she played Dawn Wiener, a quirky and unpopular seventh-grader, in the indie film Welcome to the Dollhouse. Her performance was praised by critics and won her an Independent Spirit Award. She continued to act in films such as The Devil’s Advocate, 54, All I Wanna Do, and Scream 3.
Heather Matarazzo also became known for her role as Lilly Moscovitz, the loyal and funny best friend of Anne Hathaway’s character in The Princess Diaries, and its sequel. She showed her versatility by appearing in TV shows such as Roseanne, Law & Order, The L Word, Grey’s Anatomy, and Strangers with Candy. She even made her Broadway debut in the revival of The Women in 2001-2002.
Matarazzo is not only an actress, but also a producer, director, writer, activist, and podcaster. She came out as a lesbian in 2004 and has been vocal about issues such as bullying, mental health, LGBTQ+ rights, and feminism. She has written articles for various publications and hosted a podcast called Shut Up and Listen with Heather Matarazzo, where she had candid conversations with celebrities.
She has been honored and recognized for her work by many awards and organizations. She has received a Young Artist Award, a Teen Choice Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and a Gotham Award. She has also been supported by the Human Rights Campaign, the Trevor Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. She is an inspiration to many people who admire her courage and creativity.
About the Show
Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This annual event is taking place on November 24-26, 2023 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Families will love exploring the 30,000-square-foot venue, filled with vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. But that’s not all – the event also features celebrity appearances, live music, standup comedy, karaoke, and much more.
If you’re planning on attending the entire weekend, make sure to take advantage of the special hotel deals! For just $99 a night, you can get VIP admission to the event, as well as enjoy all the amenities the Boxboro Regency Hotel has to offer. Most rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the indoor pool, and high-end suites even have separate living rooms and sofa beds.
During your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant, fitness center, and other facilities like free WiFi, free parking, and disabled access. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and on-site business services, like a computer, printer, and fax. If you’re looking for even more dining options, the hotel’s Minuteman Grille American Pub is a must-try, and there are several other nearby restaurants to choose from.