Katherine Kelly Lang originated the role of “Brooke Logan,” the show's quintessential heroine, at THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’s inception on March 23, 1987.
Lang is one of three children in a show business family. Her parents are Keith Wegeman, an Olympic longjump 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.
Lang 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 Skatetown USA when the producers took one look at Lang and cast her as the lead's (Patrick Swayze) girlfriend. She signed with an agent and soon landed roles on Happy Days, Masquerade, Magnum P.I. and several Last Precinct shows. Lang also appeared in the Showtime miniseries Training Camp...First and Ten. Soon after, she was cast as “Gretchen” on The Young and the Restless which lead to appearances on films such as The Nightstalker, Disney Channel’s Mr. Boogedy, and ‘Til the End of the Night. She is also known for appearing in all of the Beach Boys' music videos which epitomize her as the modern California Girl. Additionally, Lang guest starred in several episodes of the syndicated series Lonesome Dove, where she played a tough gunslinger determined to avenge her brother's murder, as well as in the original Showtime movie Flashframe.
With an enormous love for sports and the outdoors, Lang spends her days off playing tennis, wind surfing, mountain bike riding, horseback riding and running triathlons. She owns several horses and competes in 25-mile and 50-mile crosscountry endurance races. At the special invitation of the Sheik of Qatar, she placed third in the International Desert Marathon in 1996.
In 2013, Lang received a Daytime Entertainment Emmy® nomination in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. This long-overdue nomination is her first in her 26 years on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.
Lang had designed a line of kaftans, which she sells at http://www.katherinekellylangkaftans.com/.
She celebrates her birthday on July 25.