Heather Headley was born on October 5, 1974, in Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago . She is a songwriter, record producer, composer, actor, singer-songwriter, and musician . Headley is known for her work in various music genres, including soul, funk, gospel, contemporary R&B , and she is also involved in the music industry .
Heather Headley attended Northrop High School before studying at Northwestern University and Northwestern University School of Communication . She holds citizenship in Trinidad and Tobago and currently resides in Chicago .