Heather Locklear Biography

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Heather Locklear

Quick Facts Of Heather Locklear

Celebrated Name Heather Locklear
Age 57 Years
Nick Name Heather Locklear
Birth Name Heather Deen Locklear
Birth Date 1961-09-25
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Height 1.65 M
Horoscope Libra
Mother Diane Locklear
Father Bill Locklear
Spouse Ex Husbands ( Richie Sambora and Tommy Lee)
Children Ava Elizabeth Sambora
Career Start early 1980s
Awards Worst Actress in Golden Raspberry Awards for The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) / Best Actress in Television Series for Melrose Place (1994)
Awards Won 2
Birth Nation United States
Debut Movie The Return of Swamp Thing.
Husband Brown - Light
University University Of California, Los Angeles
Current City California

Heather Deen Locklear popularly known as Heather Locklear is an American actress. Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty from 1981 to 1989 was her first major television role. Locklear received four consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress- Television Series Drama for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place from 1993 to 1999. Another notable role of Locklear was an Officer Stacy Sheridan on T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. She further earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress-Television Series Musical or Comedy. She had a recurring role on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland. In 2013, she also had a main role on the TNT drama-comedy television series Franklin & Bash. Science-fiction thriller Firestarter, the action comedy Money Talks, the live-action/animated comedy Looney Tunes: Back in Action and the romantic comedy The Perfect Man was the notable films that Locklear played.

Best Known for:

  • Her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place.
  • Her role as Officer Stacy Sheridan on T. J. Hooker.

Gossips and Rumours:

The Melrose Place star Locklear has not overcome her violent behavior in years. She has created a mess for her violent behavior several times over a year. Recently, Locklear has reportedly been placed in a psychiatric hospital in Los Angeles for her violent behavior towards her parents. She threatened to kill herself and acted erratically.
Locklear herself checked into medical facility once in 2008 for depth evaluation of anxiety and depression she suffered. She even stayed at the facility for four weeks. Beside this, Locklear is also charged with several counts for misbehavioral act time and again.

Heather Locklear's Early Life

Locklear was born to a father Bill Locklear and a mother Diane Locklear on September 25, 1961, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Diane was a production executive and her father was a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

Heather Locklear's Career

Initially, Locklear attended UCLA and pledged Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta. But she was never initiated into either sorority. She began modeling and working in commercials for the school store, while at UCLA. In the early 1980s, Locklear made her screen appearances with small roles in episodes of ChiPs, 240-Robert and Eight Is Enough. And then She collaborated with Aaron Spelling as a role of Sammy Jo Dean during the second season of TV series Dynasty. The next year, Aaron cast her in the cop show T. J. hooker with William Shatner. Locklear made semi-regular appearances on Dynasty and appeared regularly on T. J. Hooker until the mid-1980s. She became a full-time cast member on Dynasty after T.J. Hooker ended in 1986. Locklear and other cast were reconvened for the four-hour miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion in 1991.


Locklear won the satirical Razzle Award for Worst Actress for the movie The Return of Swamp Thing. She also starred in the short-lived sitcom Going Places. Locklear's another role of Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place was her another best-known roles. Melrose Place was a drama series by Aaron Spelling. Locklear appeared in eight television productions made by Aaron Spelling throughout her career. They were Dynasty, T. J. Hooker, Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, Melrose Place, and the made-for-TV movie Rich Men and Single Women.


On May 14, 1994, Locklear appeared as a guest host on Saturday Night Live. Locklear also made a cameo in Wayne's World 2 in 1993. Rolling Stone magazine featured Locklear on its cover on May 19, 1994, when Melrose Place reached the popularity peak. Locklear was the subject of a Lifetime Intimate Portrait special, and of an E! True Hollywood Story special and was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People twice in 1994 and 2001. Locklear was cast in the sitcom Spin City in 1999 after Melrose Place ended. She was cast initially opposite to Michael J. Fox and later opposite to Charlie Sheen. Locklear earned two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in TV series- Comedy. Locklear's own comedy series, Once Around the Park became unsuccessful in 2003. She had a small guest and recurring roles in various tv series LAX, Boston Legal, Hannah Montana, Rules of Engagement, Hot in Cleveland, Too Close to Home, and Two and a Half Men. Locklear also appeared in theatrical films like Uptown Girls and The Perfect Man. Biography Channel special also featured Locklear. Locklear cast on the updated version of Melrose Place was canceled after one season following unsuccessful ratings in 2009. Locklear became a regular on the comedy-drama Franklin & Bash in 2013. Locklear appeared in the television movie The Game of Love in 2016.

Heather Locklear's Personal Life

Locklear tied a knot with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on May 10, 1986. Their marriage did not last for more than 7 years. Locklear then married Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi guitarist on December 17, 1994. They gave birth to their only daughter Ava Elizabeth Sambora on October 4, 1997. After 12 years of marriage, Locklear filed for divorce in February 2006 and was finalized in April 2007. Locklear then started dating Jack Wagner. Locklear and Wagner announced that they were engaged in August 2011. Three months later, they called off their engagement.

Heather Locklear's Legal Issues

Locklear was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence by California Highway Patrol officer just outside Santa Barbara in September 2008. Ishkanian photographed the incident and was sold to celebrity news website TMZ.com for $27,500. Locklear claimed the incident being pre set up but was formally charged on November 17, 2008. Though alcohol or illegal narcotics was not detected on the blood test, Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter stated that they believe the prescripted medications impaired her ability to drive safely. Locklear was sentenced to three years of informal probation, a DMV driver safety class, and a $700 fine as well. Locklear checked into a medical facility in Arizona on June 24, 2008, for psychological ailments including anxiety and depression and requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication to receive proper diagnosis and treatment. Locklear returned her home on July 23, 2008, after four weeks of treatment at the facility. Locklear was rushed to Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California when her sister made the 9-1-1 call after taking prescription drugs and alcohol. hospital personnel reported she was out of danger.


Locklear was again arrested for domestic violence and battery against the police officer in February 2018. For which, she was fined $20,000 and released the next day. Locklear was again arrested on June 24, 2018, for two misdemeanor counts of battery. Next day, Locklear was hospitalized in a suspected case of overdose.

Heather Locklear's Net Worth

The 53-year-old Locklear became one of the popular TV stars. At present, Locklear's net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Did You Know?

  • Locklear was nominated for four consecutive Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series for Melrose Place
  • Locker won Worst Actress for the movie The Return of Swamp Thing.
  • Locklear checked into a mental institution to evaluate her anxiety and depression and stayed there for four weeks.

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