Heather Matarazzo is engaged to her girlfriend

25 year-old Heather Matarazzo, who played Dawn Weiner in the quirky 1995 film Welcome to the Dollhouse has been in a same sex relationship for about a year and is often seen posing on the red carpet with her girlfriend, Carolyn Murphy. Now that same sex marriage is legal in California, the couple has decided to tie the knot. Heather is the one who proposed first, but then Carolyn proposed right back, according to Matarazzo’s publicist:

Matarazzo’s publicist, Lisa Jammal, tells E! News exclusively the 25-year-old actress “is engaged to Carolyn Murphy. They’ve been together for over a year.” And because the couple does not have a specific “male or female role,” they both proposed!

“It was really cute. First Heather proposed to Carolyn, then Carolyn proposed to her,” says Jammal.

She goes on to say the two are very supportive of each other and are totally in love—”it was love at first sight.”

[From E! Online]

Matarazzo was in The Princess Diaries 2 in 2004, Hostel II in 2007, and was featured in four episodes of “The L Word” in 2007. She also stars in the lesbian-themed TV series “Exes and Ohs,” which airs on the Logo network and on the Showcase channel in Canada.

(There’s a model named Carolyn Murphy, but it’s not the same person as Heather’s girlfriend and I had a little trouble finding out more information about her due this other woman with the same name.)

Congratulations to Matarazzo and Murphy. They join a lot of other happy couples in California, including George Takei and his longterm partner, and Ellen and Portia, who are now said to be planning a relatively low-key wedding for just family.

Heather Matarazzo and Carolyn Murphy are shown at the The Trevor Project’s New York Gala on 6/30/08 and at a screening of The Wackness on 6/25/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. vdantev says:

    Good on them both !!

  2. elisha says:

    I love weinerdog!!!

  3. Andrea says:

    Good for her! Too bad she isn’t it any other movies except for Hostel 2. Her girlfriend does look like this actress but I forgot her name.. Does anyone else know what her name is?

  4. Blackalicious says:

    What difference makeup makes; they look good in the second pic especially. Why has she not been in more movies? Hopefully not b/c she is out now she is having trouble.
    Regardless that’s great news for them. She seems normal and that’s hard to maintain in that industry.

  5. Nouvel says:

    Congrats to the beautiful couple. They are adorable together.

  6. JoGirl says:

    Bravo for Heather and Carolyn!

  7. SandraD says:

    I grew up in the same town as Heather and went to school with her. (I even saw “Welcome to The Dollhouse” with her in the theater when it first came out!)

    She has ALWAYS been out.

    I think she was the one of the first people I knew that was my age that was gay. Like, literally in 8th grade, she was out.

    Anyways, Its been years since I’ve seen her, but congrats to you Heather!

  8. Bodhi says:

    I saw Welcome to the Dollhouse in the theater too & loved it! Congrats to the happ couple!

  9. Jess says:

    If you guys haven’t seen Sorority Boys… she’s in that one. I liked her in that. She’s in Saved! as well.

  10. Kristin says:

    Congrats. They make such a cute couple. 🙂

  11. I choose me says:

    I loved “Welcome to the Dollhouse” Wasn’t she in the Devil’s Advocate as well? I like her eyes and unconventional face, as well as her acting chops. It’s too bad she’s not in more movies.

    Congrats to the cute and happy couple!

  12. Jackie Brown says:

    She was also in Roseanne if i remember – played one of DJ’s geeky girlfriends in the final series


  13. the other one says:

    i hope carolyn knows what shes getting into, poor girl