BROOKE LANGTON was born in a copper-mining town in Arizona on
November 27, 1970. Her father, whom she describes as a "poetic,
foul-mouthed geologist" and her mother divorced when she was young.
Brooke moved around with her mother, first to Illinois, then to
Texas, where she grew up. Later, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she became involved in theater;
she also spent a few months working in Japan as a commercial model. Back stateside, she attended San Diego State University, where she studied
By the early 1990s, Brooke had settled down in Los
Angeles, where she began to pursue acting full-time. During this time, she studied at Second City improv. She made her feature debut in Terminal Velocity (1994), with a bit
In 1995 and 1996, Brooke was reaching a variety of mainstream television
audiences. She had guest appearances on shows like Chicago Hope,
The Single Guy, Party of Five, Young Indiana Jones and
Sliders. But in 1996, Brooke had her most prominent TV role, when she was cast as
'Samantha Reilly' on Melrose Place, she stayed on the
primetime melodrama until 1998.
Meanwhile, Brooke was expanding her range into movie roles as well.
She was the object of Jon Favreau's affection in 1996's Swingers (who
could forget the classic answering machine scene?) and followed up that
notable performance with The Small Hours (1997) opposite Djimon
Hounsou and Reach the Rock (1998) produced by the brat-pack creator
Also in 1998, Brooke had her first starring role in a TV series. In
The Net, based on the Sandra Bullock movie of the same name, she played
the lead, 'Angela Bennett,' a woman trying to escape from the information
She was Keanu Reeves' love interest in The
Replacements (2000), and starred in Playing Mona Lisa (2000) and
Kiss the Bride (2002). In between, she also starred in the TV
series, Fling (2001) created by Glenn Gordon Carson, whose hits
included 'Moonlighting' and 'Medium' with Patricia Arquette.
In 2003, she was cast in a small
role in Ang Lee's The Hulk.
Her next project was the independent film Partners (2005) also
starring Julie Bowen. Followed by Beautiful Dreamer (2005), which
she co-produced. She also guest-starred on Weeds (2005) and Monk (2006).
Brooke played the intrepid reporter 'Aviva Masters' in the feature film Primeval (2007) and lent her talents to multiple episodes of the NBC TV shows Friday Night Lights (2007) and Life (2007). Over the following years, she has guest-starred on TV's The Closer, The Mentalist, Supernatural, Bones, and The Glades.
Her most recent project is the feature film Oliver's Deal (2015), starring Stephen Dorff.
Represented by Mavrick Artists Agency