Brooke Langton

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Brooke Langton
Born (1970-11-27) November 27, 1970 (age 44)
Arizona, U.S.
Years active 1992–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1][2] She was a model working primarily in Japan before starting her acting career. Her maternal grandmother was a Swedish farmer who emigrated to Minnesota.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[4]

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 & sixth 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.[5][6] Langton also co-starred in the comedy films Playing Mona Lisa (2000), and Kiss the Bride (2002).[7][8]

In 2001, Langton had the leading role in the Fox crime drama series, Fling, but the show was List of television series cancelled by the network before its premiere.[9] 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.[10] [11] In later years, Langton guest starred on The Closer, Bones, and Supernatural.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Terminal Velocity Jump Junkie
1994 Moment of Truth: Cult Rescue Kim McGill Television film
1995 Eye of the Stalker Beth Television film
1996 Beach House Caitlin
1996 Swingers Nikki
1996 Listen Sarah Ross
1997 Mixed Signals Judy
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
2005 Partner(s) Lucy
2006 The Benchwarmers Kathy Dobson
2006 Beautiful Dreamer Claire
2007 Primeval Aviva Masters
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 Oliver's Deal Kate
2015 Impact Earth Stella Harrison
2015 Shifting Gears Carol Williamson

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
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"
1996-1998 Melrose Place Samantha Reilly Series regular, 68 episodes
1998-1999 The Net Angela Bennett Series regular, 22 episodes
2001 Fling Elizabeth Gillcrest Series regular, 7 episodes
2003 The Break Sara Pilot
2005 Weeds Sharon Episode: "Dead in the Nethers"
2006 Monk Terri Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist"
2007-2008 Friday Night Lights Jackie Miller Recurring role, 9 episodes
2007-2008 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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brooke Langton". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Brooke Langton Biography". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Melrose Place-skådisen i ”Allt för Sverige”". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Overview for Brooke Langton". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Manila Standard - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Replacements - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Playing Mona Lisa". 1 January 2000. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Kiss the Bride". 14 February 2002. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Josef Adalian. "Fox’s ‘Fling’ flung". Variety. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Matt Mitovich (23 July 2007). "Friday Night Lights' Langton Finds New Life". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Laura Fries. "Life". Variety. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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