She has Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Has a golden teacup Yorkie dog named Pistol, who was featured alongside Heard for Teen Vogue's "Young Hollywood" issue in October 2009.
Good friends with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Ranked #34 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Has been named one of the most beautiful rising stars by Jane Magazine, shared with Kellan Rhude.