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Jamie Luner (pictured in 2014) portrayed Lexi Sterling
|Melrose Place character|
|Portrayed by||Jamie Luner|
|First appearance||September 29, 1997
(episode 6.04; "The Doctor Is In... Deep")
|Last appearance||May 24, 1999
(episode 7.35; "Asses to Ashes")
|Created by||Darren Star|
|Occupation||President of Sterling Advertising|
|Residence||4616 Melrose Place (formerly)|
Lexi Sterling is the daughter of a very rich man which often controlled her life and chose the man she had to marry. She and her husband Coop moved to Los Angeles but soon divorced. During their marriage, Brett had an affair with Kimberly Shaw, after a car accident that she was in in the second season.
Introduced in the sixth season as the ex-wife of Brett Cooper, Lexi is an interior decorator. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, she became fast friends with Peter Burns, and a romance soon developed. However, her father died after collapsing during an argument with Peter, who Lexi quickly blamed. After discovering that her father actually had a medical condition, she later took Peter back. Their relationship ended when he developed new feelings for his ex, Amanda Woodward. She soon learned that her father had positioned her to take the fall in an embezzlement practice, and that she needed to produce five million dollars or face arrest. She also discovered that Brett had been left an inheritance of ten million dollars, which he would receive only if he remarried her. In order to solve Lexi's problems, she and Brett agreed to a platonic marriage, as he was in a committed relationship with Megan Lewis at the time. As Lexi's feelings for her husband returned, however, she began taunting Megan, and eventually managed to seduce Brett. Feeling remorse for cheating on Megan, Brett told her that he'd get Lexi out of their lives, and soon took his wife sailing during a bad storm. Sensing that Brett would kill Lexi, Megan followed them and interfered, and Brett wound up leaving town afterwards.
Lexi later befriended Megan, and gave her a job at her company. She also discovered that Peter had played a role in the brief abduction of Amanda, and attempted to blackmail him into sleeping with her. She eventually opted not to expose him, as she didn't want him to wind up in jail. Lexi soon began a brief sexual relationship with Ryan McBride, who was also a romantic interest of her friend Megan. After moving back and forth between her feelings for Peter and Ryan, Lexi eventually gave up on both and became smitten with Michael Mancini. Before the two could be married in the series finale, however, Lexi admitted that she was likely to cheat on Michael, and backed out of the wedding.
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