• Brooke Langton was born in Arizona in 1970 and grew up with a family background in prospecting and geology.
• She started her career as a model, before making her acting debut in 1992 in the TV series “Freshman Dorm”.
• She is known for her roles in the TV series “Melrose Place”, “The Net”, “Life”, “Friday Night Lights”, and “The Last Ship”.
• Her film credits include “Terminal Velocity”, “Swingers”, “Reach the Rock”, “The Replacements”, “K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold”, and “The Debt”.
• As of February 2023, her net worth is estimated at more than $2 million.
Who is Brooke Langton?
Brooke Langton was born on 27 November 1970, in Arizona, USA. She’s an American actress and producer, perhaps known best for her role as Samantha Reilly in the TV series “Melrose Place”, and as Linda in the film “The Replacements”. She started her career as a model, before making her acting debut in 1992 in the TV series “Freshman Dorm”.
Early life and education
Brooke was born in an Arizona copper mine’s on-site hospital. She has a family background in prospecting and geology, with her grandfather serving as a chief prospector for H.L. Hunt, and her father Jackson Langton holding the position of chief geologist for Phelps Dodge. He later became the Vice President of Superior Oil, and has published a best-selling autobiography.
Brooke matriculated in 1988 from L. D. Bell High School in Bedford, Texas. After that, she briefly worked as a model, primarily in Japan, before she became interested in acting. She attended San Diego State University, where she studied acting alongside Ivanna Chubbock and Larry Moss, apparently graduating in 1992.
Roles in TV series
Brooke started her acting career in that year, with appearances in TV series such as “Freshman Dorm”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and “Baywatch”. Her first recurring role was in the ABC adventure drama “Extreme”, which aired in 1995; the series focuses on a search and rescue team operating in the Rocky Mountains. It premiered right after Super Bowl XXIX but failed to capture a wide audience, so although the network initially ordered 13 episodes, “Extreme” was cut after only seven.
In the following years, Brooke had several minor roles in TV series, in shows such as “Chicago Hope”, “Party of Five”, and “Sliders”. In 1996, she made her TV breakthrough with a recurring role in the soap opera “Melrose Place”. The series was a spin-off from the popular series “Beverly Hills, 90210” created by Darren Star, and aired on Fox from 1992 to 1999. The show is set in a trendy apartment complex in West Hollywood, California, and follows the lives and relationships of a group of young, attractive residents. “Melrose Place” was known for its dramatic storylines and steamy romances, and was a staple of 1990s popular culture. Brooke played the character Samantha Reilly, appearing in the show from 1996 through 1998, during its fifth and sixth seasons.
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— Melrose Place (@Melroseplace14) April 11, 2019
Brooke next landed the leading role in the thriller series “The Net”, created by John Sacret Young, and starred Brooke as Angela Bennett, a computer analyst who becomes embroiled in a deadly conspiracy after her identity is stolen. The series ran for two seasons and 26 episodes, and was generally praised for its fast-paced writing, as well as the leading performance by Brooke.
Throughout the early 2000s, she primarily appeared in movies, making only a few TV appearances. In 2007, she joined the cast of the NBC sports drama “Friday Night Lights”, based on the 1990 non-fiction book by H.G. Bissinger, which documented the lives of high school football players in a small Texas town. Brooke appeared in nine episodes of the show as Jackie Miller.
In the same year, she also had a recurring role in the mystery crime drama “Life”, which starred Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi and Adam Arkin. The series aired on NBC from 2007 to 2009, and focused on detective Charlie Crews, who returns to the LAPD after being released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he didn’t commit. “Life” was canceled after two seasons, but has since developed a dedicated fanbase, and is considered a cult. In the following years, Brooke made appearances in one or two episodes of shows such as “The Mentalist”, “Supernatural”, and “Satisfaction”.
More recently, in 2018, she appeared in season five of the sci-fi action drama “The Last Ship”, centered on a crew of a naval destroyer who are some of the only people left in a world devastated by a deadly pandemic. Her latest TV series appearance was alongside Mark-Paul Gossleaar and Saniyya Sidney, in the action drama “The Passage”, which aired in 2019.
Roles in movies
Brooke made her film debut in the 1994 action drama “Terminal Velocity”, which starred Charlie Sheen and James Gandolfini. In the same year, she played one of the lead roles in the independent crime drama “Moment of Truth: Cult Rescue”, written by Dan Levine and directed by Chuck Bowman. She followed up with supporting roles in “Eye of the Stalker” (1995), “Beach House” (1996), and “Listen” (1996).
One of her first major film roles was as Nikki in Doug Liman’s and Jon Favreau’s comedy-drama “Swingers” (1996). The film starred Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, and Heather Graham, and followed a group of friends in the club scene of Los Angeles, California as they navigate the ups and downs of their lives and relationships. The film was a low-budget independent production, but it quickly gained a cult following and critical acclaim. “Swingers” was widely credited with helping to launch the careers of its cast, particularly Favreau and Vaughn, and is now regarded as a classic of the 1990s independent film scene.
Two years later, she starred in another independent comedy-drama “Reach the Rock”, written by John Hudgens and directed by Bill Ryan. In 2000, Brooke starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Gene Heckman in the comedy “The Replacements”. Directed by Howard Dutch, the film followed a team of misfits who are hired to replace a team of football players who have gone on strike. In the following years, Brooke co-starred in movies such as “Kiss the Bride” (2002), “Partner(s)” (2005), and “Beautiful Dreamer” in 2006, which she also produced.
In 2007, she played one of the lead roles in the action adventure “Primeval”, which also starred Dominic Purcell and Orlando Jones. Her next film credit came seven years later, in the children’s movie “K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold”, which follows the adventures of a police dog named Lou and his human partner, Detective Scott Turner played by James Belushi, as they search for a legendary lost gold mine.
In the following year, Brooke starred in the award-winning thriller “The Debt”, written and directed by Barney Elliott. Her latest film role was opposite Adam Senn in the 2018 romantic drama “Soul Sessions”.
As of early 2023, Brooke has no upcoming projects and seems to still be on a break from acting.
Early into her career, Brooke was dating the famous American golf player Tiger Woods. Their relationship ended almost a decade before he met Elin Nordgreen, his now ex-wife. He later became a subject of controversy due to his sex addiction and numerous extramarital affairs.
In December 1996, Brooke started dating the actor David Chokachi, known for playing Cody Madison in the hit TV series “Baywatch”. The two appeared together at several red-carpet events, and their relationship was often publicized, but they broke up in 1998.
Not long after that, the paparazzi spotted Brooke spending time with the famous Hollywood actor George Clooney, sparking rumors about a romantic relationship. Some of the other celebrities the tabloids linked her with include the actor Andrew Shue and businessman Carl Hagmier, but neither of these relationships were ever confirmed by Brooke.
In 2008, she shocked her fans by revealing that she has a son named Zane. The actress had been keeping a low profile, and there was no news about her pregnancy. She also remained secretive about the name of the child’s father. As of 2023, Brooke appears to be unattached.
In 2015, Brooke appeared on the Swedish television show “Allt för Sverige”, competing against other Americans for the chance to discover her Swedish heritage and family. The series aired on SVT, and in the second episode, Brooke was revealed to be related to the Swedish film actor Adolf Jahr.
As of February 2023, online sources estimate Brooke’s net worth at more than $2 million.