Jamie Luner

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Jamie Luner
Jamie Luner 2014.jpg
Luner in Los Angeles, California
on August 27, 2014
Born Jamie Michelle Luner
(1971-05-12) May 12, 1971 (age 47)
Palo Alto, California, United States, North America
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present

Jamie Michelle Luner (born May 12, 1971) is an American actress who first came to prominence on the ABC sitcom Just the Ten of Us, but is perhaps better known for her role as Lexi Sterling on Melrose Place. She also starred on television as Rachel Burke in the final season of Profiler. Luner portrayed Liza Colby on the ABC soap opera All My Children from April 2009 until its final episode on September 23, 2011. Luner is also well known for her lead roles in many Lifetime movies.[1]

Career[edit]

After guest starring in several episodes of the sitcom Growing Pains, Luner went on to star as sexy yet scatterbrained Cindy Lubbock in the Growing Pains spinoff, Just the Ten of Us (1988–1990), which also starred Heather Langenkamp, Brooke Theiss and JoAnn Willette as Luner's fictional sisters. At one point in the show, the foursome comprised a fictional singing group, "The Lubbock Babes". To date, Luner is the only one of the four who has not appeared in a Nightmare On Elm Street movie. Luner also guest starred in a Halloween-themed episode of Growing Pains in which she portrayed a vanishing hitchhiker. After Just the Ten of Us ended, Luner took a break from acting and attended the Epicurian Cooking School, eventually becoming a chef at a popular Los Angeles, California restaurant.[2]

Luner returned to television, playing a troubled teenager, in 1993 in the television movie, Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?, starring opposite Linda Gray. Luner followed this up with a succession of television movies, most notably Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994), which began her extended professional association with producer Aaron Spelling.[citation needed]

Luner's next big break came in 1996, when she was cast as scheming vixen Peyton Richards in Spelling's prime-time soap opera, Savannah (1996–1997). Later in 1997, Luner was cast in Spelling's Melrose Place, playing the role of scheming Lexi Sterling until the series' conclusion in 1999.[3]

In 1999, immediately following the cancellation of Melrose Place, Luner was cast as Rachel Burke, Ally Walker's replacement in NBC's Profiler. She played the role until the show was cancelled at the end of its fourth season in 2000.[3] Following the cancellation of Profiler, Luner continued to work steadily, with guest appearances on several television series including The Outer Limits, CSI: Miami and a three-episode arc on That's Life. In 2000, Luner also starred in the independent feature Sacrifice, along with Michael Madsen.

In 2003, Luner joined the cast of another Spelling drama, playing the role of Senior Deputy Ryan Layne in 10-8: Officers on Duty (2003–2004). The series was cancelled after Luner had appeared in just five episodes. Also in 2003, Luner starred opposite Nicholas Lea in the Sci Fi Channel original movie Threshold, and in 2004 guest-starred in an episode of NCIS, called "Dead Man Talking."

In 2005, Luner appeared in four TV movies for the cable network Lifetime Television: The Suspect (2005), Blind Injustice (2005), Stranger in my Bed (2005), and The Perfect Marriage (2006).[citation needed]

In 2007, Luner appeared as Susan in the comedy Black and Bluestein at The Santa Monica Playhouse. Also that year, Luner starred in Nuclear Hurricane, a Sci Fi Channel original movie, and made a guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.[citation needed]

In April 2009, Luner joined the cast of All My Children as Liza Colby.[4] (Marcy Walker, who originally played Liza, had retired from show business several years earlier.) The soap was cancelled in 2011, after which Luner starred in the Lifetime movies Walking the Halls, Stalked at 17 and The Perfect Boss. She then guest-starred in both Supernatural and Criminal Minds in 2013.[5] In 2014, Luner was cast in the Investigation Discovery series Heartbreakers opposite Jack Wagner and Rob Estes.[6] The following year, she has appeared in two another Lifetime movies, The Wrong Girl and The Bride He Bought Online. She also had the recurring role on the second season of TNT crime drama, Murder in the First, and guest-starred on Better Call Saul and Code Black.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? Diana Moffitt Television Movie
1994 The St. Tammany Miracle Lootie
1994 Tryst Mindy
1994 Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy Donna Television Movie
1994 Confessions of a Sorority Girl Sabrina Masterson Television Movie
1999 Friends & Lovers Model
1999 The Force Stacey Television Movie
2000 Sacrifice Naomi Cohen Television Movie
2002 Warrior Eldoran's Girl Friend
2003 Threshold Dr. Savannah Bailey Television Movie
2005 The Suspect Beth James Television Movie
2005 Blind Injustice Diana Scott Television Movie
2005 Stranger in My Bed Sara Hansen Television Movie
2006 The Perfect Marriage Marrianne Danforth/Annie Grayson Television Movie
2007 Nuclear Hurricane Linda Television Movie
2009 Heat Wave Kate Jansen Television Movie
2009 Trust Sandra Television Movie
2012 Walking the Halls Holly Benson Television Movie
2012 Stalked at 17 Trini Marshall Television Movie
2013 The Perfect Boss Jessica Slate Television Movie
2013 Out of Reach Dianne
2013 The Cheating Pact Ms. Walters Television Movie
2015 The Wrong Girl Ashley Allen Television Movie
2015 The Bride He Bought Online Rihanne Lindstrom Television Movie
2016 Trial Jennifer Clarke Television Movie
2016 A Mother's Revenge Jennifer Clark Television Movie
2017 A Lover Betrayed Tess Nolans Television Movie
2018 Killer Indiscretion Kammie Miller Television movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988–1990 Just the Ten of Us Cindy Lubbock 47 episodes
1987–1990 Growing Pains Cindy / Kara Daye / Sheena Berkowitz 4 episodes
1992 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Roxanne TV pilot
1992 Married with Children Gerri Episode: "Frat Chance"
1993 Reasonable Doubts Tiffany Beaman Episode: "Crumbling Systems"
1994 Diagnosis Murder Kimmy Marlowe Episode: "The Last Laugh: Part One"
1994 Rebel Highway Sabrina Masterson Episode: "Confessions of a Sorority Girl"
1996–1997 Savannah Peyton Richards Massick 34 episodes
1997–1999 Melrose Place Lexi Sterling 58 episodes
2000 The Pretender Rachel Burke Episode: "Spin Doctor"
1999–2000 Profiler Rachel Burke 20 episodes
2000 The Drew Carey Show Jenny Episode: "Drew and Kate Become Friends"
2001 The Outer Limits Dr. Candace Maguire Episode: "Mind Reacher"
2001 That's Life Samantha Richardson 3 episodes
2002 CSI: Miami Nikki Olson Episode: "Breathless"
2003–2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Senior Deputy Ryan Layne 8 episodes
2004 NCIS Amanda Reed / Lt. Cmdr. Hamilton Voss Episode: "Dead Man Talking"
2006 The War at Home Jodi Episode: "Three's Company"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Elizabeth Rodriguez Episode: "Lying Down with Dogs"
2009–2011 All My Children Liza Colby 312 episodes
2012 Supernatural Annie Hawkins Episode: "Of Grave Importance"
2013 Criminal Minds Madison Riley Episode: "Magnum Opus"
2013 The Glades Willa Garbett Episode: "Happy Trails"
2014 Two and a Half Men Tracy Episode: "Lotta Delis in Little Armenia"
2014 True Blood Amanda H-Vamp Episode: "Death Is Not the End"
2014 Heartbreakers Teresa Stone Miniseries
2015 Better Call Saul Dreamy Woman Episode: "Mijo"
2015–2016 Murder in the First Cassie Siletti Recurring role
2015 Code Black Candace Clark Episode: "Cardiac Support"

Personal life[edit]

Luner was born in Palo Alto, California, a wealthy suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area, the daughter of Susan, an actress, and Stuart Luner, a sales representative. She was raised in a Jewish family and has an older brother, David.[7]

In 1995, Luner began dating John Braz, a personal trainer. The relationship ended in 1999.[2]

Anthony Oliver lawsuit[edit]

In February 2018, Luner was accused of drugging and filming a sexual encounter with Anthony Oliver, who had been a 16-year-old boy at the time of the alleged conduct in 1998. The lawsuit alleged that Luner had offered him whiskey and methamphetamines.[8]

On 6 August 2018, the Anthony Oliver lawsuit was dismissed based on the statute of limitations. The judge highlighted the fact that the plaintiff had waited 20 years to file the suit, well after the window had passed on any legal basis for the suit. Luner's team alleged that not only had the legal requirements not been met, but that the plaintiff's claims were actually part of an extortion attempt, and consistent with a history of baseless lawsuits. Nevertheless, the dismissal was to be appealed.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Emily Yahr (May 24, 2013). "TV highlights for May 24: 'Queen of the TV Movie' is back". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Luner Takeoff". April 29, 1996. Retrieved May 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Jamie Luner- Biography Archived 2014-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Michael Logan. "Exclusive: Jamie Luner is All My Children's New Liza" TV Guide. March 16, 2009 Archived March 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ What to Watch Wednesday: A Horror Story Ends, Arrow Vs. Diggle, Necessary Roughness and More, TVLine, January 23, 2013
  6. ^ Perlman, Jake (2014-04-01). "Investigation Discovery casts '80s heartthrobs to play bad boys | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  7. ^ Lee, Luaine (1999-09-26). "Acting isn't everything to Luner". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Melrose Place's Jamie Luner Accused of Drugging and Filming Sexual Encounter with Underage Boy". March 2, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-12. 
  9. ^ TMZ (2018-08-06). 'Melrose Place' Star Jamie Luner Gets Dismissal in Sesxual Assault Lawsuit. TMZ, 6 August 2018. Retrieved on 2018-09-02 from http://www.tmz.com/2018/08/06/jamie-luner-melrose-place-sexual-assault-lawsuit-dismissed/.

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