“Keep your eye on the dough-nut not the hole” my father always said. Now, as adult, I understand. He was saying focus on what you love, your art… and not beyond it.—
Best known for her ingenue work as Samantha Reilly on Fox’s “Melrose Place” from 1995 to 1998, Brooke Langton has begun to carve out a feature film career with role as a jilted lesbian in Listen and the object of the eyes of one of the Swingers. Born in Arizona and raised in Texas, Brooke began her career as a model, working primarily in Japan for eight months before moving to L.A. She got involved with theater in Portland and Texas before breaking into television on Baywatch and Beverly Hills 90210.
But her first real break came two years later when she was chosen to be leading lady to William McNamara in The Wyatts, an unsold Fox pilot which did run as a TV-movie. After appearing in such made-for-television movies as Moment of Truth: A Mother’s Deception (1994) and Eye of the Stalker (1995), Langton landed a role on 90210′s mature (at least age-wise) cousin, Melrose Place.
She had her first regular series role in Extreme (1995), as Sarah Bowen, a waitress turned rescue team member working for James Brolin. Langton also played the girlfriend to Jonathan Silverman’s The Single Guy in several 1995 episodes. She went on to play a woman in the life of a young movie star in Matthew Harrison’s Project 61 (lensed in 1996) and was the object of single night’s competition between a young man and a cop in Reach the Rock (1998). Later gaining notice for her role in Doug Liman’s breakthrough indie hit Swingers in 1996, Langton returned to television for her main role as Angela Bennett in the USA Network spin-off series The Net (1998-99).