Heather Burns (born April 7, 1975) is an American actress, known for her role as Miss Rhode Island Cheryl Frasier in the 2000 film Miss Congeniality and its 2005 sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Burns was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father Jim Burns played basketball for the Chicago Bulls. She is married to actor Ajay Naidu. She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Burns has appeared in a number of films with Sandra Bullock, including Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005). More recently she starred in the film What's Your Number? (2011), she held a recurring role opposite Zach Galifinakis in the HBO series Bored to Death and plays Trish in the Amazon webseries Sneaky Pete (2017).