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Katherine Kelly Lang (born Katherine Kelly Wegeman; July 25, 1961)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for playing Brooke Logan in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for the CBS Daytime programming block.

Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Lang - Monte-Carlo Television Festival.jpg
Lang at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June 2013
Born
Katherine Kelly Wegeman

(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 57)
Other namesKelly Lang
OccupationActress
Years active1979–present
Known forThe Bold and the Beautiful as Brooke Logan
Spouse(s)
  • Skott Snider
    (m. 1989; div. 1995)
  • Alex D'Andrea
    (m. 1997; div. 2014)
Children3
Parent(s)Keith R. Wegeman (father)
Judith Lang (mother)

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Personal lifeEdit

Lang was born in Hollywood, California, and graduated from Beverly Hills High School. She is the daughter of Olympic ski jumper Keith R. Wegeman and actress Judith Lang and the granddaughter of Oscar-winning cinematographer Charles Lang.[2]

Lang was divorced twice. She is the mother of three children from two previous marriages: Jeremy Skott Snider (born 1990), Julian Lang Snider (born 1992) from her ex-husband Skott Snider, Zoe Katrina D'Andrea (born 1997) from her ex-husband Alex D'Andrea, and has a stepdaughter, Danyelle D'Andrea (born 1991).[3] In May 2018, she became a grandmother with the birth of her granddaughter, Zuma, via her daughter Zoe.[4]

On November 11, 2012, it was announced that Lang had filed for divorce, after 15 years of marriage citing "irreconcilable differences".[5] The divorce was finalized in June 2014.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Lang made her acting debut in the movie Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), with Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick and Patrick Swayze. That was followed by guest roles in various television series such in the short-lived The Powers of Matthew Star and Masquerade and the long-running Riptide, Happy Days, The Fall Guy, and HBO's 1st & Ten. Lang starred in the 1996 movie Subliminal Seduction. In 1985, Lang appeared in three music videos: Alabama's "There's No Way" (where she played the love interest of Alabama lead singer Randy Owen), and The Beach Boys' "Getcha Back" and its sequel "It's Gettin' Late".[citation needed]

In 1987, Lang was offered the role of blue-collar Brooke Logan on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for the CBS Daytime programming block, and has been an integral part of the program ever since. Her love affair with Ridge Forrester (played by Ronn Moss) has been a key story arc for more than 20 years, and a love triangle among Brooke, Ridge and Taylor (Hunter Tylo) stretched across an entire decade. The show's 5,000th episode included only the four core characters: Brooke, Ridge, Stephanie and Eric.[6] As of February 2015, Lang is one of only two actors to be on The Bold and the Beautiful throughout the series. The other is John McCook, who portrays Eric Forrester.[7]

She appeared as Brooke on The Young and the Restless in 1999, interacting with Eric Braeden (Victor), Peter Bergman (Jack), and Eileen Davidson (Ashley). Lang previously appeared on The Young and the Restless as Gretchen in 1981, and returned to the soap, for a brief stint, in July 2007. Her work as Brooke has been recognized with seven Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, beginning in 1991 and most recently in 2005.

Crystal Chappell won a Daytime Emmy Award along with Lang, Hillary B. Smith and Galen Gering in the Outstanding Drama Series: New Approach category for producing Venice: The Series.[8]

In 2016, Lang made an appearance as herself in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.[9] In January 2019, Lang returned to Australian television as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! for season 5.

FilmographyEdit

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. Allison Movie
1981 The Young and the Restless Gretchen
Brooke Logan Guest role; 1999, 2007
1982 Desperate Lives Mary Movie
1986 Mr. Boogedy Widow Marion Television film
1987–present The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke Logan Series regular
1987 The Night Stalker Denise Movie
1995 Till the End of the Night Diana Davenport Movie
1996 Subliminal Seduction Deb Danver Television film
2014 Ballando con le stelle Herself Contestant (Italy; season 10)
2016 Neighbours Herself Guest role
2016 Have You Been Paying Attention? Herself Guest Quiz Master
2018 Isidingo Herself Guest role
2019 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself Contestant (Australia; season 5)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Work Result Ref.
1990
Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Won
1991 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress Won
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Story Line (shared with John McCook) Nominated
1992
Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Wedding (shared with John McCook) Nominated
1993
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star Nominated
1994
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star Nominated
1995 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress Won
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Soap Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Nominated
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Love Story (shared with Hunter Tylo and Ronn Moss) Nominated
2001 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Storyline (shared with Winsor Harmon) Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated
2002
Daytime Emmy Award for America's Favorite Couple Special Fan Award (shared with Sean Kanan) Nominated
2003
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Nominated
2004 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Female Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Storyline (shared with Ronn Moss and Jennifer Finnigan) Won
2006 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Female Actor Won
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2014
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newcomb, Roger (July 25, 2015). "Today in Soap Opera History (July 25)". We Love Soaps. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Bold and the Beautiful Cast: Katherine Kelly Lang". CBS. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Spotlight on Katherine Kelly Lang". Soap Opera Weekly. February 27, 2007. p. 16.
  4. ^ "THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Katherine Kelly Lang Opens up About Why Being a Grandma is "So Great" (EXCLUSIVE)". CBS Soaps In Depth. August 7, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Sloane, Stephanie (November 11, 2012). "B&B Star Files For Divorce". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "A Beautiful Occasion". Soap Opera Weekly. February 13, 2007. pp. 30–31. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ SOD (March 27, 2017). "ICYMI Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook Interview". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Profile, community.ew.com, June 23, 2014; accessed April 25, 2015.
  9. ^ Dainty, Sophie (November 26, 2015). "The Bold and the Beautfiul's [sic] Katherine Kelly Lang has filmed a guest role in Neighbours". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Awards List". BoldandBeautiful.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  11. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". EmmyOnline.org. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2013. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2013.

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