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Overview (3)

Born in Westwood, California, USA
Birth NameHeather Deen Locklear
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Heather Locklear was born on September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California, USA as Heather Deen Locklear. She is an actress and producer, known for Melrose Place (1992), Dynasty (1981) and T.J. Hooker (1982). She was previously married to Richie Sambora and Tommy Lee.

Spouse (2)

Richie Sambora (17 December 1994 - 11 April 2007) (divorced) (1 child)
Tommy Lee (10 May 1986 - 16 August 1993) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays femme fatale
Often plays intelligent and strong business women

Trivia (31)

Her ex-husband, Richie Sambora, is a member of the rock band Bon Jovi.
Daughter, Ava Sambora (aka Ava Elizabeth Sambora), with ex-husband Richie Sambora, was born. [October 1997]
Attended UCLA for a short period of time. She chose to pursue an acting career in lieu of the completion of her studies towards a bachelors degree. Her father, William Locklear, has served in various UCLA high-level administrative positions (Registrar, Director of the Office of Residential Life, etc.).
She is a distant cousin of Marla Maples Trump, on her father's side. Marla's maternal grandfather was a Locklear.
Her ancestry includes English, Scottish, and German. The surname "Locklear" is said to be of Lumbee origin, but it is not clear if Heather has Lumbee ancestry. Her paternal line can be traced back to her great-great-great-great-grandparents, Duncan Locklear and Nancy Quick, of South Carolina.
Refused a regular part on the TV series Good Morning, Miami (2002). It was a role similar to the one she played on Spin City (1996). That role later went to Ashley Williams.
Her daughter Ava Elizabeth has the same name as the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. Heather's daughter is nearly 2 years older than Reese's.
After she was rejected from her high school cheerleading squad, Heather joined the drama club and discovered that acting was her true passion.
Graduated from Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park, California.
Guest-starred in episode "No Sniffing, No Wowing" of former Spin City (1996) co-star Charlie Sheen's new TV-series Two and a Half Men (2003)
One of a handful of actors to work on two series at the same time (Dynasty (1981) and T.J. Hooker (1982)).
Close friend of David Spade.
Entered into an Arizona medical facility for the proper diagnosis and treatment of her medication for anxiety and depression [June 24, 2008].
Was the girlfriend of Tom Cruise [1981].
Charged with a misdemeanor DUI in Santa Barbara County after her arrest in September for driving under the influence of prescription medicine [November 17, 2008].
Her DUI case was dismissed after she pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a Santa Barbara court on January 2, 2009. She was not present in court.
Her college roommate was Susan Levitan, the producer of Family Sins (2004) with Kirstie Alley.
Turned down the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988). The part went to Jodie Foster who won her first Oscar for it.
Aunt of Shane Ahern.
Hospitalized in a Los Angeles hospital for treatment of a bacterial infection on December 1, 2010.
Engaged to Jack Wagner [August 14, 2011]. They called off their engagement [November 15, 2011].
Best known by the public for her roles as Off. Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker (1982), as Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty (1981) and as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place (1992).
Her acting mentors were William Shatner and John Forsythe.
Is a Republican.
Credits John Forsythe and William Shatner as her favorite acting mentors/best friends.
Is a fan of William Shatner's TV series Boston Legal (2004).
Locklear serves on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture & Television Fund and supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
She starred in three highly successful Lifetime Original Movies, Angels Fall, Flirting with 40 and He Loves Me. Flirting with 40 rated in the top three movies for the network. Angels Fall premiere, based on the best-selling novel by Nora Roberts, is ranked in the top ten of highest viewers in the history of the channel.
Locklear has been named three times on People magazine's Most Beautiful list.
Locklear acting coach was Tom Todoroff.
Locklear is repped by APA and Edelstein Laird.

Personal Quotes (13)

[on why she wasn't invited for a T.J. Hooker (1982) reunion]: They haven't asked me. I don't think they've asked [former co-star] Adrian Zmed, but I'm sure William Shatner is willing to do it. I can't see why [he would] not... Maybe I'll see the film when it comes out on DVD or something.
Fans of mine, if they watched T.J. Hooker or Spin City, they're fans of Heather Locklear. If they call me Sammy Jo or Amanda, they're fans of the show. [Esquire, Junuary 2003]
[When she joins "Franklin & Bash"] I loved "Boston Legal". I loved "Ally McBeal". It's similar to that. It's a fun show. And it was different than what I've done. Is it dramedy? More of a comedy.
[About Melrose Place] It was definitely the highlight of my career. [Entertainment Weekly's annual reunions issue, October 2012]
[About Melrose Place success] The younger population had no idea who I was. Now all of a sudden I get stopped by elementary-school, high-school kids all the time. I like being the older woman. I mean, someone like Andrew [Shue] must have been like 5 when I first started on TV. [Rolling Stone, May 1994]
[About success on Dynasty and T.J. Hooker] I see lots of actresses who've been working and waiting 10 years for a break and I wonder, Why am I so lucky? Why me? Why did I get the chance? I have no answers. [TV Guide, April 1983]
Even today, I watch "Melrose Place' and I think: I suck. Half the time, I can't even see my performance because I'm busy looking at my roots or going, 'Shouldn't they use another couple of filters on me right about now?' [Movieline, October 1996]
Teri Hatcher is the most downloaded image on the Internet, not me. Look, it's even hard for me to go to auditions for roles where it's supposed to be a sexy girl in high heels and shorts. I usually go, 'Guys, I'll be sexy in a pair of tight pants and thick-heeled shoes so that I can stand up, walk and not be so nervous.' Auditions are always gross, weird and awkward-I'm usually just so grateful when those damn things are over. If I saw someone like Sharon Stone coming out from a reading as I was going in, it would psych me out so bad, I'd probably cry, have to head home and send a message: 'I can't make the audition.' [Movieline, October 1996]
I like going to work when it's comedy because that means light and fun. But the drama is easier for me. Maybe something I guess about the writing part. The dramedy is kind of hard though - to know when you're serious and when you're not. How to play it. I mean always it's always serious. Then it comes off funny. That's a little bit harder.
[About her cameo in The First Wives Club] I was really worried that all you wanted to talk to me about was The First Wives Club, because if you did, we'd have been here, like, five minutes... The first and only line I ever said on 'CHIPS' was 'Please make them stop!' and I think I have a little less than that in this movie. I mean, this interview is longer than my role in The First Wives Club... You've got to know, I've watched everything Goldie Hawn's ever done and I think she's soooo great... When she came up to me on the set, said hello and kissed me on the cheek, I swear to God, I was like, 'Can I have another one?' [Movieline, October 1996]
The older you get, the farther from the camera you need to be. [Esquire, Junuary 2003]
[About Dynasty's role] When I started being nasty, that's when I started getting letters... It really started with a scene where I was at a party in a white dress, tipsy, dancing, making a fool out of myself - that's when the letters really started coming. If someone's nice, you don't notice them. If they jump up on a table, you notice. [TV Guide, April 1983]
I enjoy playing Amanda's cattiness [in Melrose Place], probably because the truth is that I'm not like that at all in my own life. I'm more of a woman's woman, I guess. You know, as a rule I don't tend to back-stab my woman friends like Amanda might. [Rolling Stone, May 1994]

Salary (1)

Melrose Place (1992) $100,000 /episode

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