Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

TV Actress

Heather Deen Locklear is an American actress famous for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place, for which she received four consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.

Full Name
Heather Deen Locklear
Sep 25, 1961
In a relationship
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Heather Deen Locklear was born on September 25, 1961 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Diane, a production executive and Bill Locklear, an administrator at UCLA. She attended UCLA and majored in English literature before dropping out to pursue acting.

Locklear began her career as an actress with small roles in various television shows before being cast as Sammy Jo Carrington on the ABC television series Dynasty in 1981. She continued to appear in popular TV series such as T.J. Hooker and Diff’rent Strokes during the 1980s before landing her first major starring role as Amanda Woodward in the Aaron Spelling-produced primetime drama Melrose Place from 1993-1999.

In the early 2000s Locklear appeared in several romantic comedy movies including The Perfect Man and Money Talks before returning to television for a 2-year recurring role on Spin City from 2002-2004. Afterward, she returned to primetime TV with stints on NBC’s sitcom Scrubs and ABC’s comedy 8 Simple Rules and had a supporting role on FX's Sons of Anarchy from 2008-2014. 

Throughout her career, Locklear has been nominated for various awards including 4 Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (Dynasty) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical (Spin City). In 2018 she was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1961</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Heather Locklear is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 25, 1961, Heather Locklear is born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Role on Dynasty</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Locklear lands her breakthrough role in the primetime soap opera Dynasty.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Melrose Place</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Locklear takes on the role of Amanda Woodward in the Fox primetime drama Melrose Place.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">T.J. Hooker</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Locklear stars in the TV series T.J. Hooker with William Shatner.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Spin City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Locklear joins the cast of ABC's Spin City as Caitlin Moore.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Films Uptown Girls</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Locklear stars in the film Uptown Girls alongside Brittany Murphy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Scrubs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Locklear appears in a guest role on the hit comedy series Scrubs.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Versatile Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Heather Locklear is a versatile actress with the ability to play comedic and dramatic roles. She has starred in many hit shows such as Melrose Place, Spin City and T.J. Hooker, showcasing her range as an actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Heather Locklear is a great role model for young women. She is proof that you can be successful in Hollywood and remain a decent, hardworking person. She has been an example of how to stay grounded despite fame and wealth.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Heather Locklear has inspired many young women to pursue their dreams and never give up. Her story of success against all odds is something that can motivate anyone, no matter what their goals are.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Attended UCLA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Heather Locklear attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated in 1982 with a degree in psychology.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Heather Locklear has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was a Skincare Model for Noxzema</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Heather Locklear was a skincare model for the Noxzema company from 1983 to 1984.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Heather Locklear has appeared in music videos for Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and George Michael's "Freedom '90".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Received Two Emmy Nominations</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Heather Locklear has received two Emmy Award nominations for her roles in Spin City and Melrose Place.</p></div>


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