Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Infobox actor
name = Heather Locklear

imagesize =200px
caption = Heather Locklear at the 45th Emmy Awards, 1993
birthdate = birth date and age|1961|9|25
location = Los Angeles, California
deathdate =
birthname = Heather Deen Locklear
othername past boyfriends,Scott Allen
spouse = Richie Sambora (1994-2007) (divorced) 1 child
Tommy Lee (1986-1993)
goldenraspberryawards = Worst Actress
1990 "The Return of Swamp Thing"

Heather Deen Locklear (born September 25, 1961) is a six time-Golden Globe-nominated American actress. She is primarily known for her television work, her most notable roles being Sammy Jo Carrington on the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty", Officer Stacy Sheridan in the 1980s cop drama "T.J. Hooker", Amanda Woodward on the 1990s soap opera "Melrose Place", and Caitlin Moore on the sitcom "Spin City".


Early life

Locklear was born in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Diane (née Tinsley), a production executive for Disney, and William Robert Locklear, an administrator at UCLA. She went to Newbury Park High School. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/11/Heather-Locklear.html filmreference.com] ] [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800048028/bio movies.yahoo.com] ] She is the youngest of four children and a cousin of Donald Trump's second wife, Marla Maples. She is of Scottish and Lumbee Indian ancestry.


While attending the University of California, Los Angeles, Locklear began modeling and working in commercials for the school store. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority at the University of California.In 1979, Locklear landed her first roles appearing in "Tales of the Unexpected", and an episode of "CHiPs" a year later. She landed a few more bit parts in shows, including "Eight Is Enough", before Aaron Spelling cast her in the role of Sammy Jo Dean during the second season of his TV series "Dynasty". It would be the beginning of a highly successful long-term collaboration with Spelling who, the following year, cast her in the cop show "T.J. Hooker" with William Shatner. Until the mid 1980s, Locklear would appear as a series regular on "T.J. Hooker" while making semi-regular appearances on "Dynasty". She later became a full-time cast member on "Dynasty" until its cancellation in 1989.

In the 1990s, after the failed sitcom "Going Places" and the 3 hour mini-series "", Locklear went on to play another of her best known roles, that of scheming vixen Amanda Woodward on the primetime soap opera "Melrose Place". She was originally brought in as a guest star in an attempt to boost the ratings, and her billing in the credits reflected this. Despite eventually becoming a regular cast member in 1993, she continued to be listed as a "Special Guest Star" throughout the entire run of the series until its cancellation in 1999. Locklear also won First Americans in the Arts: Best Actress in a TV series for her role on "Melrose Place". After the show ended, she was immediately cast on the TV sitcom, "Spin City", opposite Michael J. Fox. Locklear starred in the short-lived drama "LAX" in 2004.

Throughout her career, Locklear has starred or guest-starred in no less than seven different television series produced by Aaron Spelling, these being "Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel," and "Melrose Place".

Personal life

Locklear has dated Tom Cruise, Ryan Ruddy, Mark Harmon, and Scott Baio and was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee from May 1986 to August 1993. After their divorce, she later married Richie Sambora on December 17, 1994 in Paris. On October 4, 1997 she gave birth to their daughter, Ava Elizabeth. Locklear's representative announced on February 2, 2006 that divorce papers had been filed to dissolve the couple's marriage. In further papers filed by Sambora, it has been revealed that the couple has been separated since December 26, 2005, and that Sambora will be seeking joint custody of Ava. After filing for divorce, Sambora became romantically involved with Denise Richards, ending their friendship least in terms of media coverage. In April 2007, Locklear and fellow "Melrose Place" alum Jack Wagner confirmed their new romance at a charity golf event.

Anxiety and depression

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. [ [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20183713,00.html Locklear 911 Caller: Actress May Be 'Suicidal' - Heather Locklear : People.com ] ] [ [http://www.showbizspy.com/2008/03/10/cops-probe-heather-locklear-suicide-attempt/ Cops probe Heather Locklear "suicide attempt" | Showbiz Spy ] ] The authorities arrived at Locklear's home shortly afterwards. Locklear's publicist has since downplayed the incident stating 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 home as she appeared to be fine. They did, however, state that they still believed the call to be genuine. On June 24, 2008 she checked into a medical facility in Arizona for psychological issues including anxiety and depression, and requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication in order to receive proper diagnosis and treatment. [cite web | url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20208453,00.html | title="Heather Locklear in Treatment for 'Anxiety and Depression'" | author=Chiu, Alexis | publisher=People | date=2008-06-24 | accessdate=2008-06-24] Her agent announced that she was suffering from anxiety and depression. [ [http://www.comcast.net/tv/seenontv/3576/heatherlocklearintreatment/ Heather Locklear in Treatment - As Seen on TV ] ]

On July 23, 2008 Locklear returned back home, after 4 weeks of treatment for anxiety and depression. [cite web | url=http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20214386,00.html | title="Heather Locklear Leaves Treatment Center" | author=Chiu, Alexis | publisher=People | date=2008-07-23 | accessdate=2008-07-23]


Locklear was arrested and released in Santa Barbara, California on September 27, 2008 driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. [cite web | url=http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b31349_report_heather_locklear_arrested_in.html| title=Report: Heather Locklear Arrested in California| author=Baclayan, Jovie | publisher=E! | date=2008-09-28 | accessdate=2008-09-28] [cite web|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-09-28-locklear_N.htm|title=Heather Locklear arrested in Calif. on DUI count|publisher="usatoday.com"|accessdate=2008-10-10] Locklear, 47, was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer after Jill Ishkanian, a member of the paparazzi, reported seeing the actress leaving a parking lot and "driving erratically."


* "Firestarter" (1984)
* "The Return of Swamp Thing" (1989) as Abby Arcane
* "The Big Slice" (1991)
* "Wayne's World 2" (1993) as Herself
* "The First Wives Club" (1996) (uncredited)
* Double Tap (1997) as Katherine
* "Money Talks" (1997) as Grace Cipriani
* "" (2003) as Dusty Tails
* "Uptown Girls" (2003)
* "The Perfect Man" (2005) as Jean Hamilton
* "Sydney White" (2007) as Flirty Girl
* "" (2009) as Heather Truscott

Television work

* "Tales of the Unexpected" (1979)
* "CHiPs" (1980)
* "240-Robert" (1981)
* "Eight Is Enough" (1981)
* "The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies" (1981)
* "Twirl" (1981)
* "Dynasty" (1981-1989)
* "Matt Houston" (1982)
* "Fantasy Island" (1982)
* "T.J. Hooker" (1982-1986)
* "Hotel" (1983)
* "The Love Boat" (1983)
* "City Killer" (1984)
* "Rock 'n' Roll Mom" (1988)
* "" (1990)
* "Rich Men, Single Women" (1990)
* "Going Places" (1990-1991)
* "Her Wicked Ways" (1991)
* "" (1991)
* "Illusions" (1992)
* "Highway Heartbreaker" (1992)
* "Melrose Place" (cast member from 1993-1999)
* "Body Language" (1992)
* "Fade to Black" (1993)
* "Texas Justice" (1995)
* "Shattered Mind" (1996)
* "Spin City" (cast member from 1999-2002)
* "Ally McBeal" (2002)
* "Scrubs" (2002)
* "Once Around the Park" (2003)
* "Two and a Half Men" (2004)
* "LAX" (2004-2005)
* "Boston Legal" (2005)
* "Rules of Engagement" (2007)
* "Hannah Montana" (2007)
* "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall" (2007)
* "See Jayne Run" (2008)
* "Flirting with 40" (2008)
* "Flying by" (2009)


* "Melrose Place" (1999) (as co-producer)
* "LAX" (2004-2005)


External links

*imdb name|id=0000181|name=Heather Locklear
* [http://www.mediavillage.com/jmentr/2007/01/12/jmer-locklear-01-12-07/ Heather Locklear] on upcoming series of movies on Lifetime based on best-selling books by Nora Roberts.
*tvtome person|id=1503|name=Heather Locklear
* [http://www.celebuzz.com/celebrities/heather-locklear/ Heather Locklear] at Celebuzz

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