Heather Locklear

Actor
An archetypical California blonde beauty, counter-balanced by a hint of danger, actress Heather Locklear became one of television's most bankable stars by appearing concurrently on not one, but two of ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1961 in Westwood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

He Loves Me 2014 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

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Franklin & Bash 1999 - 2000, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Hot in Cleveland 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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King of the Hill 1999 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scary Movie 5 2013 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Spin City 1999 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nora Roberts' Angels Fall 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

LAX 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Perfect Man 2005 (Movie)

Jean Hamilton (Actor)

The E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Locklear 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Dusty Tails (Actor)

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

Roma Schleine (Actor)

Ally McBeal 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Intimate Portrait: Jean Harlow 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Host

Melrose Place 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Primetime -- Aaron Spelling 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

Grace Cipriani (Actor)

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Host

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Texas Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/09/94) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Fade to Black 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Body Language 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Illusions 1992 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Going Places 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Her Wicked Ways 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Slice 1991 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Improv Tonight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 (Movie)

Abigail Arcane (Actor)

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '88 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Blood Sport 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

T.J. Hooker 1981 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stuntman Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Guest

Battle of the Network Stars XVII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Starr 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

Vicky McGee (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars XIII 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Video Games 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

City Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Double Tap (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Show)

Actor

Flirting With Forty (TV Show)

Actor

Flying By (TV Show)

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Game of Life (TV Show)

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Highway Heartbreaker (TV Show)

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Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV Show)

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Rich Men, Single Women (TV Show)

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Rock 'n' Roll Mom (TV Show)

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Shattered Mind (TV Show)

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Twirl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An archetypical California blonde beauty, counter-balanced by a hint of danger, actress Heather Locklear became one of television's most bankable stars by appearing concurrently on not one, but two of producer-extraordinaire Aaron Spelling's most successful series. At the age of 20, Locklear burst onto the scene as one of the stars of Spelling's glitzy primetime soap opera "Dynasty" (ABC, 1981-89), even as she moonlighted on another Spelling production, "T.J. Hooker" (ABC 1982-85; CBS 1985-86). In 1993, she did her benefactor a return favor when she joined Spelling's then-floundering romantic melodrama "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99) as the Machiavellian ad-exec, Amanda Woodward. Nearly as titillating as her onscreen adventures was Locklear's much-scrutinized love life, which included at times tumultuous marriages to rock stars Tommy Lee from Motley Crüe, and Bon Jovi lead guitarist, Richie Sambora. Still in demand and enjoying a sizable fan base, the actress later came aboard another hit series, the Michael J. Fox sitcom "Spin City" (ABC, 1997-2002). Although Locklear did make occasional forays into feature film territory with such efforts as the romantic comedies "Uptown Girls" (2003) and "The Perfect Man" (2005), none provided her with anything approaching the phenomenal success she enjoyed for decades on television as America's favorite vixen.

Relationships

Scott Baio Actor

Companion
Dated in the 1970s; in 1983, Baio told People magazine that Locklear was his first true love

Tommy Lee Actor

Husband
Married May 10, 1986 Divorced Aug. 16, 1993 amidst allegations that he cheated on her with a porn star after his friend Ron Jeremy invited him to visit a porn set during filming

Bill Locklear

Father

Diane Locklear

Mother

Colleen Locklear

Sister
Born in 1960

Lori Locklear

Sister
Born in 1956

Ava Sambora

Daughter
Born Oct. 4, 1997; father, Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 17, 1994 in Paris Filed for divorce Feb. 2, 2006 Divorce finalized April 11, 2007

David Spade Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating April 2006 after she split with Richie Sambora; both claimed they were only friends No longer dating as of September 2006

Jack Wagner Actor

Companion
Co-starred as love interests on "Melrose Place" (Fox) in the 90s Romantically linked since early 2007 Became engaged in Aug. 2011 Called off engagement in November 2011

EDUCATION

Newbury Park High school

Newbury Park , California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Left school to pursue acting

Milestones

2009

Reprised her role of Amanda Woodward on The CW's revival of "Melrose Place"

2008

Played a divorced 40 year old who has a romance with a younger male surfer instructor (Robert Buckley) in the Lifetime movie "Flirting with Forty"

2005

Played Hilary Duff's single mother in "The Perfect Man"

2004

Co-starred (also produced) on the short-lived airport drama "LAX" (NBC)

2003

Cast as Dakota Fanning's mother in "Uptown Girls"

1999

Joined the cast of ABC's "Spin City" as Mayor Winston's (Barry Bostwick) campaign manager

1997

Cast as Charlie Sheen's finace in Brett Ratner's buddy comedy "Money Talks"

1996

Took on a dramatic role as a woman with multiple personality disorder in the NBC TV-movie "Shattered Mind"

1996

Made an uncredited silent cameo in the comedy "The First Wives Club"

1995

Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Texas Justice"

1993

Once again cast by Spelling on the Fox primetime soap "Melrose Place" as scheming vixen Amanda Woodward; originally brought in as a guest star to boost the ratings, but soon joined as a regular; also co-produced the final season

1993

Made a cameo as herself in the popular sequel "Wayne's World 2"

1992

Appeared in the TV-movies "Highway Heartbreaker" (CBS) and "Body Language" (USA)

1991

Reprised role of Sammy Jo for "Dynasty: The Reunion" (ABC)

1990

Cast on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Going Places"

1989

Played the female lead in "The Return of Swamp Thing"

1984

Made feature film debut with a supporting role in Stephen King's "Firestarter"

1982

Again collaborated with Spelling who cast her in the ABC cop show "T.J. Hooker" opposite William Shatner

1981

Gave supporting performances in the TV-movies "Twirl" (NBC) and "Return of the Beverly Hillbillies" (CBS)

1981

Joined the second season of Aaron Spelling's TV series "Dynasty" (ABC) in the role of troublemaker Sammy Jo Dean

1980

Had a one line speaking role on an episode of "CHiPs" (NBC)

1979

Landed first TV role on the British series "Tales of the Unexpected"

Began modeling while still in college

Bonus Trivia

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Locklear served over six years as the spokesperson for the Health & Tennis Corporation of America.

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She released a fitness home video in 1992 titled "Heather Locklear Presents Your Personal Workout."

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Locklear on the slow approach she has taken towards a movie career: "I have such a TV stereotype following me that I don't think people really want to see me jump right from TV to being the main person in a movie. I think being on 'Melrose Place' and getting the opportunity to do some small roles in films is cool. Even the things you see the 'Friends' people doing now? There's nothing wrong with that, but for me, that's too big a leap. Maybe people will cut me some slack if I come up in little things." – from Movieline Magazine, October 1996

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In March 2008, Locklear was involved in a controversy when a 911 call was made by a caller claiming to be her doctor who said that she was trying to commit suicide. The authorities arrived at Locklear's home shortly afterwards. Locklear's publicist claimed that Locklear had never requested any medical assistance and the Ventura County Sheriff's Department later stated that no further action was taken once they arrived at Locklear's Thousand Oaks, CA home as she appeared to be fine.

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On June 23, 2008, Locklear's publicists confirmed that she was seeking treatment for psychological issues at an Arizona facility.

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On Sept. 27, 2008, Locklear was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Montecito, CA. She pleaded no contest to reckless driving on Jan. 02, 2008, and in exchange, a DUI charge was dismissed. As part of the plea deal with prosecutors, Locklear was sentenced to three years' informal probation, was fined $700, and ordered to complete a 12-hour DMV road and safety class.

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Locklear was hospitalized in January 2012 after her sister made a frantic call to 911. The actress reportedly mixed prescription drugs with alcohol, causing her sister to worry and believe Locklear's health was in danger.

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