A true Georgia peach living in Los Angeles, Heather Roop is happy to call the City of Angels her home-away-from-home. The talented actress first moved to LA after graduating from college, and has since taken her passions for singing and dancing on the road, performing in numerous musical theater tours, including Camelot with Robert Goulet and South Pacific with John Cullum. Soon after moving to Los Angeles, Roop landed the role of Jamie in Fred Parnes’ A Man in Mostly Water starring Bill Pullman, Chris Rydell, and Mark Curry. Following a terse presence in New York, Roop returned to L.A. where she worked with the cast and crew in The Hangover. She recently finished shooting the Michael Winnick film, Guns, Girls and Gambling starring Christian Slater, Gary Oldman and Dane Cook and look for Roop as the lead role in the upcoming independent feature, The Dark Cabin.
Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
Musha Izakaya in Santa Monica – I love the Spicy Tuna Dip appetizer!
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
Best place for a romantic date:
Bike on the beach, then champagne on the balcony at Shutters on the Beach
Best Sunday brunch:
Brunch is an event in NYC and it’s what I miss most about living there. I’m still looking!
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel
All-around favorite spot in Los angeles:
The beaches of Malibu and Santa Monica
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Shutter on the Beach
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Third Street and Melrose Avenue
The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Hollywood Bowl, Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, Pantages Theatre, and Fountain Theatre
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Getty Villa in Malibu
Best Aspect of Los angeles:
The weather is fantastic. You can Rollerblade, bike on the boardwalk and have a day at the beach. Its beautiful scenic mountains are perfect for hiking; the ride up the PCH is stunning; and LA is so close to wine country in Santa Barbara. You can really create a very healthy, active, and relaxing lifestyle here if you choose!
Abbot’s Pizza Company, try the Salad Pizza
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
I’m a member at L.A. Fitness, but I really get a fantastic workout on the Santa Monica Stairs or hiking at Runyon Canyon Park.
Thai Massage on Ventura Boulevard
J. Paul Getty Museum
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Griffith Park, also the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a beautiful place to experience.