Brooke Langton is a well-known American actress. She gained prominence for her role in the American soap opera 'Melrose Place' in which she played the role of Samantha Reilly. She is also known for her work in films such as 'The Replacements' and 'Primeval'. Born in Arizona, in the United States, she initially worked as a model in Japan. While in her early twenties, she began her acting career doing minor roles in TV series such as 'Beverley Hills' and 'Baywatch'. She made her film debut playing a minor role in the action film 'Terminal Velocity'. Over the next few years, she appeared in several other films such as 'Swingers' and 'Mixed Signals'. Langton rose to popularity for her role in the American soap opera 'Melrose Palace', which aired on Fox network. The show earned huge popularity across the country and was nominated for several Golden Globe Awards. She also earned fame for her role in the American sports comedy 'The Replacements'. The film wasn't very successful commercially, but it found a cult following.
Childhood & Early Life
Brooke Langton was born on November 27, 1970 in Arizona, in the US. Her father Jackson Langton was a geologist while her mother worked as a surgical nurse. Her grandfather Stephen Cummings had served in the World War II as a bomber pilot. She also has an aunt named Sally Spalding who worked as a script supervisor. It was her influence that made Langton decide to be an actress at an early age.
She did her schooling from Herscher High School, and later at L.D. Bell High School. Then she attended San Diego State University for her higher education. After her graduation, she went to Japan where she worked for some time as a model.
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In 1992, Brooke Langton began her acting career appearing in episodes of several popular TV shows including ‘Beverley Hills’, ‘90210’, ‘Freshman Dorm’ and ‘Baywatch’. She made her film debut in 1994 in the action film ‘Terminal Velocity’, where she played a minor role of a drug addict. The film, which was directed by Deran Sarafian, was a commercial failure.
She came to popularity in 1996 after she started appearing in the popular TV series ‘Melrose Place’, where she played an important role. In 1998, she played the lead role in the American TV series ‘The Net’. Created by Deborah Pratt, the series was based on a 1995 movie of the same name. The series, however, was cancelled after just one season.
She played her first important role on the big screen in the 2000 movie ‘The Replacements’, which was directed by Howard Deutch. The same year, she also appeared in the comedy film ‘Playing Mona Lisa’, which was directed by Matthew Huffman.
In 2002, she played a supporting role in the movie ‘Kiss the Bride’, which was directed by Vanessa Prime. Other movies she appeared in over the next few years include ‘Partner(s)’ (2005) and ‘The Benchwarmers’ (2006). She played the lead role in the 2006 romantic drama film ‘Beautiful Dreamer’. The film won multiple awards.
She played a significant role in the 2007 horror film ‘Primeval’. Directed by Michael Katleman, the film was a about a man-eating crocodile from Burundi, named Gustave. The film received negative reviews from critics.
The same year, Langton started appearing in the TV series ‘Friday Night Lights’. Developed by Peter Berg, the show was a huge success, and won several awards including a ‘Peabody Award’ and an ‘Emmy Award’. She also appeared in several episodes of the crime drama series ‘Life’. It won a ‘2008 AFI Award’ for Best television series.
Throughout the next few years, she played guest roles in several TV shows. She has also appeared in many films. Her latest films include ‘Impact Earth’ (2015) and ‘Shifting Gears’ (2015).
Brooke Langton’s first important role was in ‘Melrose Place’, a popular American soap opera. Created by Darren Star, the story revolved around a few young adults living in an apartment complex named ‘Melrose Place’. Langton played the role of Samantha Reilly, a new tenant in the apartment complex, who is an artist. The series earned four nominations for the ‘Golden Globe Awards’. It also won a ‘People’s Choice Award’.
Langton played the lead role in ‘Beautiful Dreamer’, a romantic drama film written, directed, and produced by Terri Farley Teruel. Other actors in the film included Colin Egglesfield, James Denton, Barry Corbin and Rusty Schwimmer. The story was about two childhood sweethearts who are separated after one of them becomes a bomber pilot. The film won nine significant awards.
She played a supporting role in the American crime drama TV series ‘Life’. Created by Rand Ravich, the series was about a detective who is released from prison after twelve years for a crime he did not commit. The series mostly received positive reviews and was broadcast in several countries including Australia, Russia, and Germany. It also won a ‘2008 AFI Award’ for best television series.
‘Primeval’, a 2007 American horror film, is another one of Brooke Langton’s major works. Directed by Michael Katleman, the film was about a team of American journalists who travel to Burundi in search of Gustave, a famous gigantic man-eating crocodile. Other actors in the film included Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Jürgen Prochnow and Gideon Emery.
Brooke Langton is not married, and there is not much known about her personal relationships. However, she previously dated David Chokachi and later George Clooney. She is also known to have had an affair with the famous golfer Tiger Woods.