Full Name: Heather Deen Locklear
Birth Date: September 25, 1961
Birth Place: Westwood, California, USA
Height: 5' 5"
Quote: "I see lots of actresses who've been working
and waiting 10 years for a break and I wonder, 'Why am I so lucky? Why me?
Why did I get the chance?' I have no answers."
Born September 25, 1961, in Los Angeles, California. Frequently referred
to by the media as “The Queen of Mean”, Locklear is popular for
portraying some of the most notable television villains of the 1980s and 1990s.
Locklear was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks. Her father, Bill, is the director of the registrar’s office at UCLA. Her mother, Diane, worked as an administrative assistant in the offices of the Walt Disney Company in the early 1990s.
Locklear entered UCLA in 1979 with the intention of majoring in psychology. Casual modeling jobs soon turned into regular work appearing in television commercials for major companies like Pepsi, Polaroid and the California Dairy Council. After a year at UCLA, Locklear dropped out to pursue acting full time.
She made her first television series appearance in CHiPs in 1980 and also guest-starred on Eight Is Enough and Twirl. In 1981, Locklear got her big break when she successfully auditioned for a role in Dynasty, the popular prime-time soap opera that starred John Forsythe, Joan Collins, and Linda Evans.
Locklear played Sammy Jo Carrington, the conniving wife of Blake Carrington’s son, Steven. After 13 weeks, Locklear was written out of the show, but was quickly offered a part on producer Aaron Spelling’s other project, T.J. Hooker. Shortly after that, Locklear was written back into Dynasty, making her the only actress working regularly in two popular prime-time series. Dynasty aired for nearly a decade, while T.J. Hooker was cancelled after five seasons.
At the same time, Locklear appeared in several big-screen and television movies including Firestarter (1984) and Return of the Swamp Thing (1989). She also served as spokeswoman for a national chain of health clubs and produced an exercise video.
In 1993, Locklear rejoined producer Spelling as part of the cast of Melrose Place, a spinoff of the extremely successful Beverly Hills 90210. Prior to Locklear’s appearance on Melrose, the show’s ratings were dismal. After her arrival as Amanda Woodward, a scheming advertising executive and apartment-complex owner, the show’s ratings soared.
While Melrose Place was cancelled in 1998, the following year Locklear had the opportunity to remake her image as mayoral advisor Caitlin Moore in the sitcom Spin City. Trading verbal jibes with co-stars Michael J. Fox and later, Charlie Sheen, Locklear boosted the shows ratings and demonstrated her facility with ensemble comedy. In February 2003, she signed on to star in her own NBC sitcom, One Around the Park, playing a single mom with two kids.
In 1994, Locklear became engaged to Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. Three years later the couple had their first daughter, Ava Elizabeth Sambora. Locklear’s previous marriage -- to heavy-metal drummer Tommy Lee -- ended in divorce in early 1994.
Heather Locklear Filmography
Oranges (2007) .... Irene
Angels Fall (2007) (TV Movie) .... Reese Gilmore
Women of a Certain Age (2006) (TV Movie) .... Barb
"Boston Legal" .... Kelly Nolan (2 episodes, 2005)
The Perfect Man (2005) .... Jean Hamilton
"LAX" .... Harley Random (5 episodes, 2004)
"Two and a Half Men" .... Laura Lang (1 episode: "No Sniffing, No Wowing" 2004)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (aka Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie) (2003) .... Dusty Tails
Uptown Girls (2003) .... Roma Schleine
Once Around the Park (2003) (TV Movie) .... Alex Wingfield
"Scrubs" .... Julie Keaton (2 episodes, 2002)
"Spin City" .... Caitlin Moore (1999-2002)
"Ally McBeal" .... Nicole Naples (1 episode: "Tom Dooley" 2002)
"King of the Hill" .... Ms. Donovan (voice) (1 episode: "Old Glory" 2000)
"Melrose Place" .... Amanda Woodward (1993-1999)
"Hercules" (Disney's Hercules) .... Nymphs (voice) (1 episode: "Hercules and the Argonauts" 1998)
Double Tap (1997) .... Katherine
Money Talks (1997) .... Grace Cipriani
The First Wives Club (1996) (uncredited) .... Gil Griffin's New Wife
Shattered Mind (aka The Terror Inside) (1996) (TV Movie) .... Suzy/Bonnie/Ginger/Victoria/D.J.
"Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man" .... America (voice) (1 episode: "America the Beautiful" 1995)
Texas Justice (1995) (TV Movie) .... Priscilla Davis
"Saturday Night Live" .... Host (Episode 19.20, 1994)
Fade to Black (1993) (TV) .... Victoria
"Batman" (.... Lisa Clark (voice) (1 episode: "Prophecy of Doom" 1992)
--aka Batman: The Animated Series
--aka The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Body Language (1992) (TV Movie) .... Betsy
Highway Heartbreaker (1992) (TV Movie) .... Alex
Illusions (1992) (TV Movie) .... Jan Sanderson
Dynasty: The Reunion (1991) (TV) .... Samantha Josephine 'Sammy Jo' Dean Carrington Reece Fallmont
"Going Places" .... Alexandra 'Alex' Burton (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
The Big Slice (1991) .... Rita
Her Wicked Ways (aka Lethal Charm) (1991) (TV Movie) .... Melody Shepherd
Rich Men, Single Women (1990) (TV Movie) .... Tori
Jury Duty: The Comedy (aka The Great American Sex Scandal) (1990) (TV Movie) .... Rita Burwald
"ABC TGIF" (1990) TV Series .... Alex
The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) .... Abby Arcane
"Dynasty" .... Sammy Jo Dean Carrington (1981-1989)
Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) (TV Movie) .... Darcy X
T.J. Hooker: Blood Sport (aka Blood Sport ) (1986) (TV Movie) .... Stacy Sheridan
"T.J. Hooker" .... Officer Stacy Sheridan (7 episodes, 1982-1986)
City Killer (1984) (TV Movie) .... Andrea McKnight
Firestarter (1984) .... Victoria 'Vicky' Tomlinson McGee
"The Love Boat" .... Patti Samuels (1 episode: "Prisoner of Love/Youth Takes a Holiday/Don't Leave Home Without It" 1983)
"Hotel" (aka Arthur Hailey's Hotel) .... Miranda Harding (1 episode: "Choices" 1983)
"The Fall Guy" .... June Edwards / Page Connally (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
"Fantasy Island" .... Lorraine Wentworth (1 episode: "The Kleptomaniac/Thank God, I'm a Country Girl" 1982)
"Matt Houston" .... Cindy McNichol (1 episode: "Stop the Presses" 1982)
Twirl (1981) (TV Movie) .... Cherie Sanders
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (1981) (TV Movie) (uncredited) .... Heather
"Eight Is Enough" .... Ingrid (1 episode: "Yet Another Seven Days in February" 1981)
"240-Robert" .... Jean (1 episode: "Hostages" 1981)
"CHiPs" (aka CHiPs Patrol) .... Teenager (1 episode: "Satan's Angels" 1980)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979) (TV Movie) .... Pat Ward
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