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Overview (3)

Born in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Birth NameAllison Joy Langer
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A.J. Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie Lively, who became her acting coach. After roles on television shows, including Drexell's Class (1991) (which starred a then-unknown Brittany Murphy), Coach (1989), and The Wonder Years (1988), she gained international fame on the series My So-Called Life (1994) as Rayanne Graff. Though a critical hit, the series was canceled after only 19 episodes, and Langer moved on to several more short-run series. After marrying Charles Courtenay, a practicing attorney and British Lord, Langer took several years off to raise two children. In 2011, she returned to television by joining the cast of the hit series Private Practice (2007).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Spouse (1)

Lord Charles Peregrine Courtenay (30 April 2005 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Attended Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, California.
Began using her initials as her name at age 8, when she played on an all boys baseball team.
She had originally auditioned for the starring role of "Angela Chase" on My So-Called Life (1994) but did not get it, so she returned for the audition of "Rayanne Graff".
She married Lord Charles Courtenay in a civil ceremony in April 2005. They celebrated with a formal wedding on April 30, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. He asked her to marry her while the pair sat on surfboards off the coast of California.
Her father is a clothing salesman, and her mother runs a company for hearing-aid distribution.
Her father-in-law was the 18th Earl of Devon. As her husband became the 19th Earl of Devon, she became the Countess of Devon.
Met her husband, Lord Charles Peregrine Courtenay, in a Las Vegas hotel in 2002. He worked as a lawyer in the United States.
Powderham Castle on River Exe, her new home, was built in 1390. The Courtenays have resided there for over 600 years. Powderham houses a chair used by William of Orange for his first Parliament in 1689, following the "Glorious Revolution".
The Courtenays took part in the Crusades, were emperors of Constantinople, and fought under King Henry V at Agincourt.
As someone who has Fibromyalgia, a chronically painful illness, AJ is a huge supporter and bright face for Fibromyalgia awareness and advocacy.
Gave birth to a daughter at the age of 32, Joscelyn Skye Courtenay, weighing 7 lbs 14 oz and measuring 21 inches [b. January 31, 2007].
Gave birth to a son at the age 35, Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, on August 16, 2009. Jack is heir to the title of 'Earl of Devon'.
In January 2014, she permanently relocated to London with her husband and children.

Personal Quotes (2)

"I know what love feels like. That is one thing I have found. That is one thing that is much clearer because of fibromyalgia. Because once you experience real pain you recognize the vibration, the feeling of being healthy, happy and loved. If I'm not living from my heart, I get sick. I need to do things that feed my soul, like being with people I love, or playing my guitar, or listening to music." From Fibromyalgia Aware magazine.
We [my husband and I] met in a bar in Vegas. He didn't know I was an actress. I didn't know he had a castle.

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