Katherine Kelly Lang

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Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Lang - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
Katherine Kelly Lang at 2013 Monte Carlo Television Festival
Born Katherine Kelly Wegeman
(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 53)[1]
Hollywood, California[1]
Other names Kelly Lang
Years active 1979–present
Known for The Bold and the Beautiful as Brooke Logan
Spouse(s)
  • Skott Snider (m. 1989–95)
  • Alex D'Andrea (m. 1997–2014)
Children 3
Parents
Website
http://www.katherinekellylang.org

Katherine Kelly Lang (born Katherine Kelly Wegeman on July 25, 1961) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Brooke Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987–present).

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Hollywood, California and graduated from Beverly Hills High School.[2] She is the daughter of Olympic ski-jumper Keith R. Wegeman and actress Judith Lang and the granddaughter of Oscar-winning cinematographer Charles Lang.[2]

Lang has been married and divorced twice. She is the mother of three children: Jeremy Skott Snider (born 1990), Julian Lang Snider (born 1992), Zoe Katrina D'Andrea (born 1997) and stepdaughter Danyelle D'Andrea (born 1991).[3]

On November 11, 2012, it was announced that Lang had filed for divorce, citing irreconciliable differences after 15-years of marriage.[4][5] The divorce was finalized on June 2014.[6]

Career[edit]

Lang's first credit role was a movie called Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), with Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick and Patrick Swayze. That was followed by guest roles in various television series such as the short-lived The Powers of Matthew Star and Masquerade and the longer-running Riptide, Happy Days, The Fall Guy, and HBO's 1st & Ten.[1] Lang starred in the 1996 movie Subliminal Seduction.[7][8]

In 1985 Lang appeared in two music videos: Alabama's There's No Way (where she played the love interest of Alabama lead singer Randy Owen), and The Beach Boys' Getcha Back.

In 1987, she was offered the role of blue-collar Brooke Logan on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B), and has been an integral part of the program ever since. Her love affair with Ridge Forrester (played by Ronn Moss) has been a key story arc for over 20 years, and a love triangle among Brooke, Ridge, and Taylor (Hunter Tylo) stretched across an entire decade. The show's 5,000th episode included only the four core characters: Brooke, Ridge, Stephanie and Eric.[9]

She appeared as her character, Brooke Logan on B&B's sister show, The Young and the Restless in 1999. She interacted with Eric Braeden (Victor), Peter Bergman (Jack), and Eileen Davidson (Ashley). She previously appeared on Y&R as Gretchen in 1981. She returned to Y&R in July 2007 for a brief stint as Brooke.

Her work on B&B has been recognized with seven Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, beginning in 1991 and most recently in 2005.[1]

Crystal Chappell won a Daytime Emmy along with Katherine Kelly Lang, Hilary B. Smith, Galen Gering in the Outstanding Drama Series: New Approach category for producing Venice: The Series.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
1990
Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Won
[11]
1991 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress Won
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Story Line (shared with John McCook) Nominated
1992
Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Wedding (shared with John McCook) Nominated
1993
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star Nominated
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star Nominated
1995 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress Won
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Soap Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Nominated
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Love Story (shared with Hunter Tylo and Ronn Moss) Nominated
2001 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Storyline (shared with Winsor Harmon) Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated
2002 Daytime Emmy Award for America’s Favorite Couple’ Special Fan Award (shared with Sean Kanan) Nominated
2003
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Nominated
2004 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Female Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Storyline (shared with Ronn Moss and Jennifer Finnigan) Won
2006 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Female Actor Won
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
[12]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Katherine Kelly Lang at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b CBS biography page
  3. ^ "Spotlight on Katherine Kelly Lang". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 16. 
  4. ^ Sloane, Stephanie (2012-11-11). "B&B Star Files For Divorce". Soap Opera Digest. Soapoperadigest.com. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Michael (2012-11-11). "Bold and the Beautiful star Katherine Kelly Lang files for divorce". Daily Mail. Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Alec Baldwin -- Ben Franklin Movie Plans Revealed in Soap Star's Divorce". TMZ. June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116319/
  8. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/479877/Subliminal-Seduction/
  9. ^ "A Beautiful Occasion". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. pp. 30–31. 
  10. ^ http://community.ew.com/2014/06/23/daytime-emmys-2014-recap/
  11. ^ "Awards List". boldandbeautiful.com. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. May 1, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 

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