An attractive energetic player of TV sitcoms and TV-movie melodramas, Farrah Forke (pronounced Fork-ee) first came to notice as Alex Lambert, a brassy former Operation Desert Storm pilot operating a h...
Made stage debut in Dallas production of "The Rocky Picture Horror Show"
Appeared in TV-movies "Complex of Fear" and "Nurses on the Line"
Played regular role on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Dweebs"
Appeared in the recurring, then regular role of Alex Lambert on the NBC sitcom "Wings"
An attractive energetic player of TV sitcoms and TV-movie melodramas, Farrah Forke (pronounced Fork-ee) first came to notice as Alex Lambert, a brassy former Operation Desert Storm pilot operating a helicopter service on the long-running NBC sitcom "Wings". The role was a recurring one during the 1992-93 season and became a regular one the following year. After leaving "Wings", Forke was cast as Carey, the computer illiterate office manager of a software firm in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Dweebs" (1995). Forke was snapped up by NBC and cast as the a co-worker and potential love interest of an iconoclastic prep school English teacher in "Mr. Rhodes" (1996-97).<p> Forke broke into show business in theater in her native Texas with a production of "The Rocky Picture Horror Show". She moved to New York in 1989 to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Her feature debut was as a student who is subjected to a mind-altering experiment in "Braintwisters" (1991). Forke has also appeared in "Whispers in the Dark" (1992) and Michael Mann's "Heat" (1995). On the small screen, she was featured in the NBC TV-movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993) and was an apartment building resident threatened by a serial rapist in "Complex of Fear" (CBS, 1993). Forke was an apprentice to Lindsay Wagner's Bionic Woman in "Bionic Ever After?" (CBS, 1994) while in the 1995 ABC movie "Abandoned and Deceived" she was a mother receiving no support from her ex-husband.
The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Del Mar College
Forke was named after Farrah Fawcett. When her parents were deciding on a name for her, a relative told them about a friend named Farrah, another Corpus Christi native. Although her parents did not know Farrah Fawcett, they liked the name.