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Farrah Rachael Forke,[1] sometimes credited as Farrah R. Forke (born January 12, 1968), is an American actress known for her role as Alex Lambert on the NBC sitcom Wings, and Mayson Drake on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. She also voices the character Big Barda on the animated television series Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited.

Farrah Forke
Born (1968-01-12) January 12, 1968 (age 51)
Other namesFarrah R. Forke
OccupationActress
Years active1991–2005
2013

Life and careerEdit

Forke was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended the Hockaday School, an all-girls private school in Dallas. She spent one year at Cullen Junior High in Corpus Christi where she was a cheerleader for that year. She also spent a year at North Side Middle School while living in Elkhart, Indiana.[2]

She entered acting with a role in a Texas production of the musical The Rocky Horror Show.[3] After moving to New York City and studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute,[3] she made her feature debut in the 1991 film Brain Twisters (1991). Other films include Academy Award winner Barry Levinson's Disclosure (1994), Michael Mann's Heat (1995), Ground Control (1998), and Kate's Addiction (1998), in which she and actress Kari Wuhrer play women in a lesbian love affair, and the TV-movies Journey to the Center of the Earth (NBC, 1993); Complex of Fear (CBS, 1993); Bionic Ever After? (CBS, 1994), and Abandoned and Deceived (ABC, 1995).

She became best known as Alex Lambert for two seasons on the NBC sitcom Wings. The part was a recurring role during the 1992-93 season, and a regular cast role the following year.

In 1989, at age 21, she underwent plastic surgery to receive silicone breast implants; however, the implants later ruptured and caused health complications for Forke, who had them removed four years later in February 1993. On March 24, 1994, she filed a lawsuit in Houston against Dow Corning, the Dow Chemical Company, the Inamed Corporation and the McGhan Corporation.[4]

Forke had a recurring role on Lois and Clark as Mayson Drake, an attorney who considers Superman a vigilante, but holds a candle for Clark Kent. Her character is killed in a car bombing. Forke would once again take part in the Superman universe by voicing the character Big Barda in two episodes of Batman Beyond and one episode of Justice League Unlimited, animated shows set in the same universe as Superman: The Animated Series.

After Wings, Forke played Carey, an office manager for a computer software company, in the 1995 CBS sitcom Dweebs (1995), and then, from 1996 to 1997, a prep school teacher in NBC's Mr. Rhodes. She also appeared on Ned and Stacey with her old Wings castmate Thomas Haden Church.

Forke also was the voice woman of several high end companies such as Cadillac and Arby's.

Forke has taken a break from the acting community, and currently lives in Houston, Texas, where she is raising her twin sons, and makes occasional appearances at comic book conventions.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992-1995 Wings Alex Lambert
1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth Dr. Margo Peterson Television film
1994 Disclosure Adele Lewyn
1994-1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman Mayson Drake
1995 A Whole New Ballgame Angela Episode: "Brett's Beef"
Favorite Deadly Sins Mrs. Spencer Television film
Heat Claudia
Dweebs Carey 10 Episodes
1996 Ned and Stacey Megan Foster Episode: "A Tender Trap"
1996-1997 Mr. Rhodes Nikki Harkin 17 Episodes
1997 Duckman (voice) Episode: "Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat"
1998 Jenny Kyra Campbell Episode: "A Girl's Gotta Hang with a Celebrity"
Ground Control Laura Franklin
Fantasy Island Carol Ashby Episode: "Pilot"
1999 Hitman's Run Sarah
Party of Five Tracy 3 Episodes
2000 Batman Beyond Big Barda / Barda Free (voice) 2 Episodes
2005 Justice League Unlimited Episode: "The Ties That Bind"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Texas births
  2. ^ "Actress keeping busy, enjoying life in New Mexico". Elkhart Truth. 2003-04-21. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  3. ^ a b ScreenRush: Farrah Forke
  4. ^ "Implant lawsuit". The Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. March 26, 1994. p. 6D.

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