I'm new. I just moved here from Africa.

Cady Heron
Cady smiling
Appeared in Mean Girls
Age 16
Family Betsy Heron (Mother)
Chip Heron (Father)
Occupation Student
Portrayed by Lindsay Lohan
Cady Herion is a main character and the main protagonist in Mean Girls. She is portrayed by Lindsay Lohan in her teens and as a child by Jessie Wright.

Cady is a student at North Shore High School who moved to Evanston after living her last 12 years in Africa. Her parents are Chip and Betsy Heron, who are research zoologists. She is initiated into the Plastics early in the movie, having a plan to ruin Regina George's life.

Early Life

Cady grew up in Africa, with her mother home schooling her. She loved animals and nature. A picture is seen by Aaron Samuels of Cady when she was a little girl on an elephant. Cady's first love was Nfume, but he ended up not liking her back. She claims to have had a lot of friends back in Africa, which is not the case in Evanston.

Mean Girls


Cady with the girls at lunch

During Cady's first day of school, she was considered an outcast and ate her lunch in a bathroom stall. The second day of school, Damian Leigh and Janis Ian befriend her. At lunch, Jason, a skeez, tries to scam on her and Regina George came to her aid. This begins her friendship with The Plastics. Janis wants to use this friendship for revenge on Regina, but Cady thinks Regina is sweet and will not do wrong. Janis presented Cady with a hand drawn Map to North Shore High School.
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Ms. Norbury confronting Cady about her Burn Book.

At Chris Eisel's Halloween Party Regina takes back her ex-boyfriend, the love interest of Cady, Aaron Samuels. The two of them were canoodling in front of Cady, causing her enragement. Cady would then agree to the plans from Janis to mess-up Regina's life.

Cady got sucked into girl world. She wrote in the Burn Book a lie about Ms. Norbury, that she made up. After Regina's technically good physique was ruined, she was not allowed to sit with them. Then Cady became the new Queen Bee. Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith pry Cady into having a small get-together.

Cady tried to seduce Aaron, telling him that she pretended to be bad at math in order to get closer to him, but threw-up on him after she couldn't control the word vomit after Aaron told her she was like a clone of Regina. Regina saw this and then later was told the truth about Kälteen Bars by Shane Oman. At this point Regina knew Cady was sabotaging her and decided to take-down the remaining 3 Plastics.

Cady took the sole blame for writing the Burn Book. She apologizes to Mrs. Norbury, who forgives her. After talking with her parents, Cady decides to suck the poison out of her life, starting with Regina. She goes to a math competition, and when she is chosen to compete against Caroline Krafft, she realizes, calling someone fat won't make you any skinnier, calling them ugly won't make you prettier, and calling someone stupid won't make you smarter. That one of the themes of the story. After the math competition, Cady arrives just in time to win Spring Fling Queen and elects to break and share the plastic crown, with everyone including Regina.

After that redemption she becomes what she calls an Actual Human Being. By the start of her senior year she is dating Aaron Samuels. Aaron was now attending Northwestern University. They see each other on weekends.

Physical Appearance

Cady is a gorgeous young teenage girl, standing somewhere around 5'4 and 5'5. Her most notable feature has to be her bright red hair. Along with that, Cady has a rather pale skin complexion, green eyes and even some freckles on her cheeks.


I know it may look like I was being like a bitch, but that's only because I was acting like a bitch.
Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining Regina George's life definitely didn't make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you.
It's Cady.
You're not stupid, Karen.
It's October 3rd.
Yeah, I like math. And food
I don't know, I mean, she's so weird, she just, you know, came up to me and started talking to me about crack.

—Cady talking to Regina George about Janis Ian



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