Katherine Kelly Lang stars as Brooke Logan Forrester, a beautiful young chemist
from California's San Fernando Valley, whose life aspiration is to rise above
her blue collar roots. With ambition and beauty, her life has become intertwined
with the Forrester family on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Katherine is one of the four original cast members, originating the role of
Brooke Logan, whose life on the show has been a roller coaster of unrequited
love since 1987. Brooke has emerged as the show's quintessential heroine,
always in turmoil, and until recently, forever chasing after Ridge Forrester.
Katherine is one of three children in a show business family. Her parents are
Keith Wegeman, an Olympic long-jump skier who went on to play television's
Jolly Green Giant, and Judith Lang, a film, television and commercial actress.
Her grandfather was Charles Lang, a famed motion picture cinematographer.
Katherine graduated from Beverly Hills High School where she concentrated
more on becoming a jockey or training for the Olympics than studying to be an
actress. She took only a few drama classes in school, but fate guided her
into her acting career. It began on the set of Skate Town USA when the producers
took one look at Katherine and cast her as the lead's girlfriend. She signed with
an agent and soon she was appearing on Happy Days, Masquerade, Magnum P.I.
and several Last Precinct shows. Katherine also appeared in the Showtime miniseries
Training Camp...First and Ten.
Katherine's first taste of daytime came when she was cast as Gretchen on The
Young and the Restless. She also appeared in Discovery Bay produced by former
daytimer Ellen Wheeler and co-starring Tom Eplin (who now plays Jake on As
the World Turns). Not one to leave any genre untried, Katherine also starred
in a horror film, The Nightstalker, which received very favorable reviews.
Katherine has been featured in the film, Mr. Boogedy, for the Disney Channel,
in the feature Til the End of the Night, and in all of the Beach Boys' music
videos epitomizing her as the modern California Girl!
Katherine guest starred in several episodes of the syndicated series Lonesome
Dove, where she played a tough gunslinger determined to avenge her brother's
murder. Katherine also appeared in the original Showtime movie Flashframe,
co-starring Ian Ziering.
Katherine loves sports and the outdoors. On any given weekend you may find
her playing tennis, wind surfing, mountain bike riding or horseback riding.
She owns several horses and competes in 25-mile and 50-mile cross-country
endurance races. Katherine, at the very special invitation of the Sheik of
Qatar, placed third in the International Desert Marathon in 1996. She
competes throughout Southern California in races sponsored by the American
Federation of Endurance Racing. She also jogs, takes dance classes (ballet
and jazz) and studies voice. In her spare time Katherine pursues international
modeling and commercial assignments throughout Europe.
Katherine received a nomination in 1990 for Outstanding Heroine for the
Soap Opera Digest Awards and has received two consecutive M.V.P. Awards, given
by Soap Opera Update magazine.
Katherine resides in California with her two sons, Jeremy and Julian,
husband Alex D'Andrea and daughter Zoe Katrina, born on Mother's Day.