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Katherine Kelly Lang

Katherine Kelly Lang

American actress
Katherine Kelly Lang
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Model Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 25 July 1961, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, USA
Age: 59 years
Star sign LeoLeo
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Biography

Katherine Kelly Lang (born Katherine Kelly Wegeman; July 25, 1961) 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.

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.

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).

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

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

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".

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. 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.

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. In January 2019, she returned to Australian television as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! for season 5.

Awards and nominations

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
2020 Nominated
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https://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/07/today-in-soap-opera-history-july-25.html
https://www.cbs.com/shows/the_bold_and_the_beautiful/cast/6314/
https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/bb-star-files-divorce/
https://www.cbs.soapsindepth.com/posts/the-bold-and-the-beautiful-katherine-kelly-lang-grandmother-164274
https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-katherine-kelly-lang-john-mccook-interview/
https://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/neighbours/a775341/the-bold-and-the-beautfiuls-katherine-kelly-lang-has-filmed-a-guest-role-in-neighbours/
https://web.archive.org/web/20121014005053/http://www.boldandbeautiful.com/index.cfm?pid=401061
http://www.boldandbeautiful.com/index.cfm?pid=401061
https://web.archive.org/web/20150709061024/http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/daytime_40th_nominations.html
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