Of all the Real Housewives of Orange County cast members, past and present, Heather Dubrow holds the distinction of having been relatively famous before appearing on the reality show. As Heather Paige Kent, she maintained a successful acting career on TV before meeting husband Terry Dubrow and getting married.

We can hardly believe how much energy this former actress and mother of four musters sometimes. So just how old is Heather Dubrow?

Heather was born on January 5, 1969, making her 44 years old (or young, depending how you see it). 

Growing up in New York, Heather Dubrow was raised in Chappaqua and attended college at Syracuse University, earning a BFA in musical theater in 1990. Shortly after graduating, she packed her bags for the West Coast to jump start her acting career. After earning bit parts on TV shows like Married With Children and Roseanne, she landed a supporting role in the series Life With Roger. 

That got the ball rolling, and Heather later snagged other supporting gigs on shows like Jenny and Stark Raving Mad. She later starred in the 2000 sitcom That’s Life as a New Jersey bartender who decides to ditch her engagement and go back to college instead. 

Heather met Terry on a blind date, and the two married in 1999. They now have four kids together: 9 year-old twins Nicholas and Maximillia, 6-year-old Catarina, and 2-year-old Collette. She still acts from time to time, most recently appearing in episodes of Hot in Cleveland and Malibu Country. 

With everything going on in her life, we’re just thankful Heather can put quality time into Real Housewives of Orange County!