In 1996, Heather was cast in "Spin City," which earned her two Golden Globe noms. It seemed as if things were looking up for the actress's career with the reprise of her role as Amanda on the "Melrose Place" reboot in 2009, but the show was canceled after one season. Around that time, her personal life made more news than her acting.
In 2008, she was charged with driving under the influence, and in 2012 she was taken to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif., after her sister reportedly called 911 when she believed that Heather was in danger after drinking and taking prescription medicine. The actress reportedly entered a medical facility in Arizona for anxiety and depression in 2012. After dating "Melrose Place" co-star Jack Wagner for four years, Heather accepted a proposal from him in 2011, but the couple called off their engagement just a few months later.