Katherine Kelly Lang — A Biography

One of three siblings in a showbiz family, Katherine Kelly Lang Wegeman was born in Hollywood, California. Her father was an Olympic long-jump skier who went on to play the Jolly Green Giant through the 60s and 70s.

Her mother was an actress and her maternal grandfather was an Academy Award-winning cinematographer. Katherine was a gifted athlete in her own right, but Hollywood came knocking. While on the set of Skatetown U.S.A. in 1979, producers took one look at 18-year-old Lang and cast her as Patrick Swayze’s girlfriend in the movie.

In the ’80s, Katherine began a whirlwind of roles in such television and films as Evilspeak, Desperate Lives, The Powers of Matthew Star, Masquerade, Riptide, Happy Days, Leg Men, Crazy Like a Fox, The Fall Guy, The Last Precinct, The Night Stalker, 1st & 10: The Championships, Magnum P.I., Jocks, Made in the U.S.A. and Delta Fever before landing the role that would change her life forever.

In 1987, Katherine landed the role of Brooke Logan on the new daytime series The Bold and the Beautiful, created by legendary writers William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. Brooke, the girl from the wrong wrong side of the tracks who fell in love with the rich son of a fashion tycoon, Ridge Forrester. The fans ate it up!

The Bold and Beautiful became an international success, launching Katherine’s persona into the stratosphere. But Lang did not rest on her accolades, she continued taking on more appearances outside of her front-burner storyline work on B&B, adding such credits as Till the End of the Night, Subliminal Seduction, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Ronn’s Garage, Monolith, Dear Diary I Died, Diabolika, Garlic & Gunpowder and Stan the Man.

Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook are the only original cast members remaining on The Bold and the Beautiful and continue to remain on front-burner status. She continues to represent the cast in appearances all over the globe.

Lang has three children, Julian, Jeremy, and Zoe. Julian and Jeremy played her children on the show at one point. She is the proud owner of Benheart in Beverly Hills and Katherine Kelly Lang Kaftans.

In addition to raising three children, Lang spends her spare time participating in triathlons and Ironman competitions, as well as biking and horseback riding. She owns several horses and competes in 25-mile and 50-mile cross‑country races. In 1996, Katherine was invited by the Sheik of Qatar to compete in the International Desert Marathon. She placed third.

Follow her on Twitter @KatherineKellyL, Instagram @katherinekellylang, and Facebook.

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Fast Facts

  • July 25, 1961 — Birthdate
  • Her parents are Olympic long-jump skier Keith Wegeman and actress Judy Lang.
  • Has a brother and a sister.
  • Her grandfather was Academy Award-winning cinematographer Charles Lang.
  • Born and raised in Hollywood, California, Lang graduated from Beverly Hills High School.
  • Lang is known for appearing in several Beach Boys’ music videos which epitomized her as the modern California Girl.
  • Owns several horses and competes in 25-mile and 50-mile cross-country races as well as triathlons.
  • Models and does commercial gigs throughout Europe; often participates in Italian TV shows and in Australia.