November 27, 1970 |
Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Samantha Reilly in the Fox prime time soap opera, Melrose Place from 1996 to 1998. Langton later had the leading role in the short-lived USA Network drama series, The Net (1998–99), and was the female lead in the 2000 comedy film The Replacements.
Langton was born in Arizona to geologist Jackson Langton, and his wife, a surgical nurse. Her maternal grandfather, Stephen Cummings, was a World War II bomber pilot and her aunt Sally Spalding is a script supervisor. Langton was raised in Illinois and Texas and attended Herscher High School, L. D. Bell High School and San Diego State University. She was a model working primarily in Japan before starting her acting career. Her maternal grandmother was a Swedish farmer who emigrated to Minnesota.
Langton made her television debut in 1992, appearing in several episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, Freshman Dorm, and Baywatch. She later made her feature film debut as a drug addict in the 1994 action film Terminal Velocity. The following year, Langton was a regular cast member in the short-lived ABC adventure drama series, Extreme co-starring opposite James Brolin. Later that year, she played the lead role in the made-for-television movie, Eye of the Stalker.
In 1996, Langton joined the cast of the Fox prime time soap opera, Melrose Place, playing Samantha Reilly Campbell. She starred in the show during its fifth and sixth season, leaving early in the seventh season. After leaving Melrose Place, Langton was cast as lead in the USA Network series, The Net, a television drama based on the 1995 film of the same name. Langton portrayed the character Angela Bennett, who was played by Sandra Bullock in the film. The series was canceled after one season. She later starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman in the 2000 film The Replacements, her biggest feature credit to date. Langton also co-starred in the comedy films Playing Mona Lisa (2000), and Kiss the Bride (2002).
In 2001, Langton had the leading role in the Fox crime drama series, Fling, but the show was cancelled by the network before its premiere. During her later career, she starred in a number of smaller films, including Partner(s) (2005) with Jay Harrington and Julie Bowen, and Beautiful Dreamer alongside Colin Egglesfield. In 2007, she starred in the horror film Primeval opposite Dominic Purcell. From 2007 to 2008, she had a recurring role in the NBC drama series, Friday Night Lights. During that same time she co-starred as Assistant District Attorney Constance Griffiths in another NBC drama, Life. In later years, Langton guest starred on The Closer, Bones, and Supernatural.
In 2015 Langton participated as a contestant on the Swedish show Allt för Sverige (Everything for Sweden), where she competed against other Americans for the prize to get to know her Swedish family and roots. The series was broadcast on SVT. In the second episode it was revealed that Langton was a relative of actor Adolf Jahr.
|1994||Terminal Velocity||Jump Junkie|
|1997||The Small Hours||Doug's sister|
|1998||Reach the Rock||Lise|
|2000||Playing Mona Lisa||Sabrina|
|2000||The Replacements||Annabelle Farrell|
|2002||Kiss the Bride||Nicoletta 'Niki' Sposato|
|2006||The Benchwarmers||Kathy Dobson|
|2008||The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change||Amy|
|2012||Chilly Christmas||Lt. Mel Stone|
|2014||K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold||Courtney Lewis|
|2015||Impact Earth||Stella Harrison|
|2015||Shifting Gears||Carol Williamson|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||Nikki||Episode: "Sex, Truth and Theatre"|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Suds Lipton||Episode: "The Back Story"|
|1992||Baywatch||Tanya||Episode: "River of No Return"|
|1992||California Dreams||Kimberly Blanchard||Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Brunch"|
|1994||Moment of Truth: Cult Rescue||Kim McGill||Television film|
|1995||Eye of the Stalker||Beth||Television film|
|1995||Extreme||Sarah Bowen||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|1995||Chicago Hope||Sandra Keyes||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|1995||The Single Guy||Amanda||Episodes: "Attraction" and "Midnight"|
|1995||Party of Five||Courtney||Episode: "Grand Delusions"|
|1996||Sliders||Daelin Richards||Episode: "As Time Goes By"|
|1996–98||Melrose Place||Samantha Reilly||Series regular, 68 episodes|
|1998–99||The Net||Angela Bennett||Series regular, 22 episodes|
|2001||Fling||Elizabeth Gillcrest||Series regular, 7 episodes|
|2005||Weeds||Sharon||Episode: "Dead in the Nethers"|
|2006||Monk||Terri||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist"|
|2007–08||Friday Night Lights||Jackie Miller||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2007–08||Life||Constance Griffiths||Series regular, 11 episodes|
|2009||The Closer||Detective Ally Moore||Episode: "Dead Man's Hand"|
|2012||The Mentalist||Pella Goodwin||Episode: "Cherry Picked"|
|2013||Bones||Christine Brennan||Episode: "The Shot in the Dark"|
|2013||Supernatural||Hayley||Episode: "Remember the Titans"|
|2013||The Glades||Nicky Holloway||Episode: "Magic Longworth"|
|2015||Stolen Dreams||Laura Paddington||Television film; also known as Are You My Daughter?|
|2015||Allt för Sverige (in Sweden)||herself||A reality game show about tracing one's ancestry|
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