Heather Klinke was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She grew up loving Gilda Radner, Wonder Woman and The Muppets, all of which inspired Heather to one day make the move to Hollywood.
Heather received her BA in Theatre from Western Illinois University and was lucky enough to study with the great Gene Kozlowski and Paul Dennhardt. And thanks to a Grad Student from New Zealand named David Charles, Heather discovered one of the great loves of her life… Improvisation.
After graduating from University – Heather moved to St. Louis where she performed 5 short form Imrov shows a week with Comedy Sportz St.Louis. During that time she also performed a few great roles in the local theater scene such as Mina in “Dracula” and Beth in Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind”.
The next year Heather moved to LA and was accepted into Second City Hollywood’s first conservatory class where she not only fell in love with sketch comedy, but also met and fell in love with her now husband.
Heather has produced and starred in many shows at Second City including “It’s Klinke! It’s Klinke!” written and directed by Marc Evan Jackson. Another highlight was playing Opie Taylor in “Mayberry Live!” directed by Bruce Green & Todd Stashwick.
Heather has been a part of many great comedic shorts and pilots – her favorites are “The Ward”, “Gym Ratz” and “Evolution Debate”.
Heather often lends her voice to cartoons and the The HP Lovecraft literary podcast. Her favorite reading for the podcast was the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.