Katherine Kelly Lang

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

(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 59)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesKelly Lang
OccupationActress
Years active1979–present
Known for The 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)

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.

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Personal life

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: her two sons Jeremy Skott Snider (born 1990), Julian Lang Snider (born 1992) from her ex-husband Skott Snider, and her daughter Zoe Katrina D'Andrea (born 1997) from her ex-husband Alex D'Andrea, and has a stepdaughter, Danyelle D'Andrea (born 1991). [3]

On November 11, 2012, it was announced that Lang had filed for divorce, after 15 years of marriage citing "irreconcilable differences". [4] The divorce was finalized in June 2014.[ citation needed ]

In May 2018, she became a grandmother with the birth of her granddaughter, Zuma, via her daughter Zoe. [5]

Career

Lang made her acting debut in the film Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), alongside Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick, and Patrick Swayze. That was followed by guest roles in numerous television series such as the short-lived The Powers of Matthew Star and Masquerade and the long-running Riptide , Happy Days , The Fall Guy , and the HBO comedy series 1st & Ten . Lang starred in the 1996 television film Subliminal Seduction. In 1985, she 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 (originally played by Ronn Moss, and since 2013 by Thorsten Kaye) has been a key story arc for more than 30 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]

In 1999, she appeared as Brooke in The Young and the Restless , 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.

In 2016, Lang made a special guest appearance as herself in the Australian soap opera Neighbours on 10 Peach. [8] In January 2019, she returned to Australian television as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! for season 5. In October 2019 she made a guest appearance on the Greek soap opera "8 lexeis" for SKAI TV. She played Grace Heart, a reporter who traveled from New York, to Corfu, Greece, only that was not her true identity!

Filmography

List of acting performances in film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. AllisonMovie
1981 The Young and the Restless Gretchen
Brooke Logan Guest role; 1999, 2007
Evilspeak Susie Baker
1982 Desperate Lives MaryMovie
1986 Mr. Boogedy Widow MarionTelevision film
1987–present The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke LoganSeries regular
1987 The Night Stalker DeniseMovie
1995Till the End of the NightDiana DavenportMovie
1996 Subliminal Seduction Deb DanverTelevision film
2014 Ballando con le stelle HerselfContestant (Italy; season 10)
2016 Neighbours HerselfGuest role
2016 Have You Been Paying Attention? HerselfGuest quiz master
2018 Isidingo HerselfGuest role
2019 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! HerselfContestant (Australia; season 5)
2020 8 Words Grace HartGuest (Greece)

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations for Katherine Kelly Lang
YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
1990
Soap Opera Update — MVP AwardBest Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Won
[9]
1991
Soap Opera Update — MVP AwardBest ActressThe Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
1991
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Heroine The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
1991
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Story Line (shared with John McCook) The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
1992
Soap Opera Digest Award Best Wedding (shared with John McCook) The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
1993
Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Female Star The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
1994
Soap Opera Digest AwardHottest Female StarThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
1995
Soap Opera Update — MVP AwardBest ActressThe Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
1995
Soap Opera Digest Award Hottest Soap Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
1996
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Love Story (shared with Hunter Tylo and Ronn Moss) The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
2001
Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Storyline (shared with Winsor Harmon) The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
2001
Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding HeroineThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
2002
Daytime Emmy Award America's Favorite Couple Special Fan Award (shared with Sean Kanan)The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
2003
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[9]
2004
TV Soap Golden Boomerang AwardMost Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) The Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
2004
TV Soap Golden Boomerang AwardMost Popular FemaleThe Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
2004
TV Soap Golden Boomerang AwardMost Popular Storyline (shared with Ronn Moss and Jennifer Finnigan) The Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
2006
TV Soap Golden Boomerang AwardMost Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) The Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
2006
TV Soap Golden Boomerang AwardMost Popular Female ActorThe Bold and the BeautifulWon
[9]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[10]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[11]
2016
Soap Awards FranceBest Actress of the YearThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[12]
2020Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated [13]
2020
Soap Hub AwardsFavorite The Bold and the Beautiful ActressThe Bold and the BeautifulNominated
[14]

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