|Full Name||Heather Farrell|
|Date of Birth||1974|
|Family|| Erica Farrell (Twin Sister)|
|Relationships||Derek Wheeler (Kissed)|
|School(s)|| Degrassi Junior High|
|First Episode||Kiss Me, Steph - 1.01 (Degrassi Junior High)|
|Last Episode||Father Figure (1) - 3.01 (Degrassi: The Next Generation)|
|Portrayed By||Maureen Deiseach|
Heather Farrell (born 1974*) is a Canadian teenager who attended Degrassi Junior High School, Borden High School, and Degrassi High School. She was the twin of Erica Farrell, and was portrayed by actress Maureen Deiseach.
Starts as: Grade 8
While Heather was identical to her twin Erica Farrell, she was much more shy than her rather loud twin.
The Mono ScareAt a dance at Degrassi where students from another school were invited, in the episode "Sealed With a Kiss" (Season 2, episode 8, 21st episode of the series), older students also were admitted without proper checks. One of these older students became a new boyfriend to Erica. They left the gym for a secluded hallway and engaged in French kissing. The next day, however, based on symptoms, Erica was worried that he had given her mononucleosis. She kept it a secret, but after Heather went with the boy (determined to prove she was not as "prudish" as Erica claimed), got kissed by him, and revealed it to Erica, Erica revealed her suspicion of mononucleosis. They went to the hospital to get checked, but it turned out that Erica merely had tonsillitis.
Crush on Wheels
Heather had a huge crush on Wheels in high school. She admitted it to her twin-sister Erica, and Lucy Fernandez when they were helping film the Zits music video. Heather later tried to get Wheels to like her at a party. After dancing with him, they went out on the porch and made out. When people saw them, Wheels was embarrassed and fled. Heather regrets it, as she knows that her friendship with Wheels will never be the same.
Dealing with the abortion
Heather began having nightmares of Erica entering the abortion clinic a few months after it. It became so bad that Heather threatened Erica's new boyfriend. Heather then decided to go into therapy.
(* Although many Grade 8 first season characters have birthdays in 1974, since Emma Nelson, daughter of one such student, was born in June 1989, and since Grade 8s start at the age of 12 or 13 and finish at 13 or 14, 1974 births should be retconned as 1975.)
Degrassi: The Next Generation
- Out of the three Heathers in the Degrassi Franchise, Heather Farrell is the first and only "Heather" shown on camera.
- She is 6 minutes younger than her sister Erica Farrell.
- Heather & Erica Farrell were the first set of twins in the Degrassi Franchise. The second set is Declan & Fiona Coyne.
- Heather and Erica were also the first set of identical twins in Degrassi history. The second set is Bo & Ingvar Andersson.