Known from movies
|Date of birth||November 27, 1970|
|Fact||Related to Swedish actor Adolf Jahr.|
Brooke Langton is an American television and film actress, who rose to prominence for her work in the hit TV series ‘Melrose Place’ and ‘The Net’.
Early life and family
Brooke Langton, of Swedish-American descent, was born on November 27, 1970, at a hospital on site in a copper mine in an Arizona town. Her father Jackson Langton, a chief geologist, and her mother, a surgical nurse, raised her in Illinois before moving to Texas, and she also briefly lived in Portland, Oregon. Her father was from one family of geologists and prospectors from mining companies. Her paternal grandfather was Chief Prospector for oil magnate HL Hunt, while her father became the Chief Geologist for Phelps Dodge, and later Vice President of Superior Oil in Indianapolis.
On her mother’s side, she had a World War II bomber pilot as a grandfather and a Swedish immigrant farmer as a grandmother who settled in Minnesota. She also has an aunt who was a screenwriter.
Brooke’s family kept moving as she grew up, so she attended Herscher High School in Herscher, Illinois, but graduated from LD Bell High School in Tarrant County, Texas. She graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from San Diego State University.
After college, Brooke moved to Los Angeles to pursue her love of acting and make it her full-time profession.
She attended training programs at The Second City, an improvisational comedy company that offers training classes and from which successful actors and comedians such as Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert came from.
In 1993, she started playing small roles in various television shows such as the popular teen drama series ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ with Jason Priestly and Shannen Doherty, and the ‘Freshman Dorm’ with Paige French and Robyn Lively. She also appeared in several episodes of ‘Baywatch’, the most watched TV series about lifeguards in Los Angeles in the 1990s with David Hasselhoff.
Her film debut came with an unusual role of a drug addict in the movie ‘Terminal Velocity’, released in 1994, starring Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski. It was followed by ‘Extreme’, an ABC drama series that got its most wanted time slot, which happened to be right after the Super Bowl coverage. She was included in the regular cast of the drama series with James Brolin, but unfortunately it was canceled after airing seven episodes and the remaining six episodes were not aired – the network struggled to get solid ratings.
For the next two years, she continued to guest star on several hit TV series, honing her talent and reaching mainstream television viewers.
She appeared in “Chicago Hope” with Mandy Pantinkin and Adam Arkin and “Party of Five” with Matthew Fox and Scott Wolfe both in 1995, and “Sliders” with John-Rhys Davies and Jerry O’Connell in 1996.
A year later, her biggest break came through the TV show ‘Melrose Place’. She joined the popular drama series as a recurring guest in Season 4, and was elevated to a cast regular the following season, playing the role of Samantha Reilly until the seventh episode of the final season. The show ran for seven seasons, but she only appeared in 68 of the 226 episodes.
After leaving Melrose Place, she was asked to star in the TV adaptation of Sandra Bullock’s blockbuster hit ‘The Net’. It ran for one season with 22 episodes, but was canceled due to low ratings.
Brooke also started accepting movie roles in between filming TV series. She starred in ‘Swingers’ in 1996 that catapulted the careers of Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Heather Graham to prominence; co-starred with Djimon Hounsou in “The Small Hours” in 1997; and took part in the comedy drama film “Reach the Rock” produced by John Hughes in 1998.
Her biggest movie role was in 2000 in ‘The Replacements’, in which she played one of the lead roles alongside Gene Hackman and Keanu Reeves. It was loosely based on a real-life National Football League (NFL) strike in 1987, when the Washington Redskins won three games without their regular football stars, then won Super Bowl XXII to end the football season.
Brooke accepted more film roles from independent filmmakers, including “Partners” in 2005 with Jay Harrington, “Beautiful Dreamer” with Colin Egglesfield, and “Primeval” with Dominic Purcell in 2007.
She went back to doing TV series and had a recurring role spent two years in “Friday Nights Lights,” the TV adaptation of the 2004 movie of the same name. It ran for five seasons before ending. A series of TV guest appearances followed, in long-running drama series ‘The Closer’, ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Bones’, playing the mother of the lead character, Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel. She also played a recurring role as Lieutenant Maddie Rawlings in the action drama series ‘The Last Ship’ airing on TNT in 2018.
In between filming TV series, Brooke took part in a reality TV game show in Sweden in 2015, “Allt för Sverige”, as one of the contestants in which they try to find out someone’s origin; she found out that she is related to Swedish movie actor, Adolf Jhar.
Her last TV appearance was in an episode of the TV thriller series ‘The Passage’ in 2019.
Brooke is currently single and it is not known that she was engaged. She is quite private and it shocked everyone when that was revealed to the public she has a son called Zaan. She took the little boy to the 2nd Annual Kidstock Music and Art Festival in 2008.
No one knows who the father is as there was no news of a pregnancy.
She was previously in a public relationship, and that was with David Chokachi from 1996 to 1998. There were several rumored boyfriends, including George Clooney, Tiger Woods, Andrew Shue, and Karl Hagmier, but no one could confirm them.
Brooke is 1.67 m tall, weighs about 53 kg and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. She has a slim and well-muscled body. She is white with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Her dress size is 4 and shoe size 9.
Authoritative sources estimates her net worth as of May 2020 to be around $2 million.
|First and last name||Brooke Langton|
|Date of birth||November 27, 1970|
|Education||San Diego State University|
|Movies||The Replacements, Primeval, Kiss the Bride, Playing Mona Lisa, Swingers, Beautiful Dreamer, Reach the Rock, Chilly Christmas, Oliver’s Deal, K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold, The Benchwarmers, Eye of the Stalker, Terminal Velocity, Moment of Truth: the deception of a mother, partner(s), beach house…|
|TV shows||Life, Melrose Place, The Net, Extreme|
|1||Honesty, integrity and perseverance!|
|2||About Keanu Reeves: They love Keanu and he was so generous with his answers. There was not even any indication that he found this intrusive.|
|3||“Watch the donut, not the hole,” my dad used to say. Now, as an adult, I understand. He said to focus on what you love, your art… and no further.|
|4||Simple formula for the actor, prove you are creative enough to get the job, healthy enough to keep the job and hungry enough to give up everything else to keep them happy.|
|1||Related to Swedish actor Adolf Jahr.|
|2||Comes from a long line of prospectors and geologists. Her grandfather was chief prospector for HL Hunt, and her father, Jackson Langton, was chief geologist for Phelps Dodge. Her father published a memoir titled “All Trappers Don’t Wear Fur Hats: The Prospector and His Protege”.|
|3||Brooke was born in a hospital on site in a real copper mine in Arizona. Her father was Chief Geologist for Phelps Dodge and later Vice President of Superior Oil. He has a published memoir of his called “A Prospectors Protege – All Trappers Do Not Wear Fur Hats”.|
|4||Her role as the wife of Kyle Chandler’s character in The Kingdom (2007) landed on the cutting room floor.|
|5||Good friends with Catherine Oxenberg.|
|6||Father, Jackson Langton, wrote the published novel “All Trappers Do Not Wear Fur Hats”|
|7||Went to San Diego State University.|
|8||Started her career as a model and worked mainly in Japan.|
|Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden: Puddy McFadden License to Golf||2016||Shortly completed||Debra Garner – LPGA Champion|
|are you my daughter?||2015||TV movie||Laura Paddington|
|Impact Earth||2015||Stella Harrison|
|Oliver’s deal||2015||Kate Campbell|
|K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold||2014||Courtney Lewis|
|The Glades||2013||TV serials||Nicky Holloway|
|Bones||2013||TV serials||Christine Brenn|
|Cold Christmas||2012||Video||Lieutenant Mel Stone|
|The mentalist||2012||TV serials||Pella Goodwin|
|The closer||2009||TV serials||Detective Ally Moore|
|Life||2007-2008||TV serials||Constance Griffiths|
|Friday night lights||2007-2008||TV serials||Jackie Miller|
|The Bench Warmers||2006||Kathy Dobson|
|The break||2003||TV movie||Sarah|
|Kiss the bride||2002||Nicoletta ‘Niki’ Sposato|
|To throw||2001||TV serials||Elizabeth Gillcrest|
|The substitutions||2000||Annabelle Farrell|
|Playing Mona Lisa||2000||Sabrina|
|The net||1998-1999||TV serials||Angela Bennett|
|Reach the Rock||1998||Lisa|
|Melrose place||1996-1998||TV serials||Samantha Reilly|
|The small hours||1997|
|Sliders||1996||TV serials||Dale Richards|
|The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father||1996||TV movie||Rebecca Donelly (uncredited)|
|Party of Five||1995||TV serials||Courtney|
|Eye of the stalker||1995||TV movie||Bet|
|The single man||1995||TV serials||Amanda|
|Chicago hope||1995||TV serials||Sandra Keys|
|Extreme||1995||TV serials||Sarah Bowen|
|Moment of truth: cult rescue||1994||TV movie||Kim McGill|
|Terminal Velocity||1994||Spring Junkie #2|
|California dreams||1992||TV serials||Kimberly Blanchard|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||1992||TV serials||Sister Lipton|
|Freshman dormitory||1992||TV serials||Nikki|
|Everything for Sweden||2015||TV serials||herself|
|I married a princess||2005||TV serials||herself|
|HBO first look||2000||Documentary about the TV series||herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1998||TV serials||herself|