Jayne Brook

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Actress

Birth Date: September 16, 1962

Age: 61 years old

Birth Place: Northbrook, Illinois

An attractive leading and supporting player with something "extra" going on in her eyes, Jayne Brook has established herself on American TV in the 1990s first as an eager young news producer in "WOIU" (CBS, 1990-91), then as the gung-ho rookie cop on "Sirens" (ABC, 1993) and finally as the determined Dr. Diane Grad on CBS' "Chicago Hope" (from 1994 to 1999).

After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Duke University and spending part of her senior year at the Eugene O'Neill Theater, Brook went on to graduate work at Oxford University. She went on to spend five years working in London theater, appearing in productions of "Every Black Day," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea." Returning to the US, Brook was cast as Ann Hudson on the short-lived series "WIOU." Brook was then featured as the daughter who is unsure about having a baby in the acclaimed "Doing Time on Maple Drive" (Fox, 1992).

From there, she starred as a newly-married rookie female cop on "Sirens" before joining the cast of the medical drama "Chicago Hope" in a recurring role. The role of the dedicated research scientist was made a regular one during the show's second season. Brook also co-starred as the terminally ill sister of an Olympic medalist in "A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story" (CBS, 1996).

Brook's feature career has been slower to start. She made her debut in the bit role of a teacher in "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987) and continued in small parts, such as one of the tyke's parents in "Kindergarten Cop" (1990). Brook moved up slightly to a co-starring turn as an ambitious fashion junior executive trying to do in Christina Applegate in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991).

Larger roles in "Clean Slate" (1994) and, particularly, as Paul Reiser's ex-wife in "Bye Bye, Love" (1995) followed. In 1996, she was chosen as Matt LeBlanc's love interest in LeBlanc's first feature starring role, "Ed," and was featured as Rob Morrow's romantic partner in Bruce Beresford's "Last Dance." In 1997 she had a supporting role in "Gattica" and in 1998 starred in the TV Movie "Mind Games."

Credits

Off the Map

Guest Star
Lynn
Show
2011

Rizzoli & IslesStream

Guest Star
Senator Valerie Bloomfield
Series
2010

CastleStream

Guest Star
Claudia Peterson
Series
2009
82%

The CleanerStream

Guest Star
Series
2008
24%

Eli StoneStream

Guest Star
Rebecca Green
Series
2008
60%

Private PracticeStream

Guest Star
Dr. Meg Porter
Series
2007

Brothers & SistersStream

Guest Star
Bertha Wandell
Series
2006
79%

Grey's AnatomyStream

Guest Star
Series
2005
84%

Boston LegalStream

Guest Star
Rachel Lewiston
Series
2004
86%

NCISStream

Guest Star
Lyndi Crawshaw
Series
2003

Without a TraceStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

CSI: MiamiStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

John Doe

Actor
Series
2002
73%

EverwoodStream

Guest Star
Series
2002
93%

Imagine That

Actor
Show
2002

The District

Actor
Series
2000

Mi Mamá la Espía

Actor
Alison Shaeffer
Movie
2000

My Mother the Spy

Actor
Alison Shaeffer
Movie
2000

Into My Heart

Actor
Kat
Movie
1999

Sports NightStream

Guest Star
Series
1998
90%

Mind Games

Actor
Hannah Berrick
Movie
1998

GattacaStream

Actor
Marie Freeman
Movie
1997
82%

Early Edition

Guest Star
Series
1996

A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story

Actor
Jane Jansen
Movie
1996

EdStream

Actor
Lydia
Movie
1996
6%

Last Dance

Actor
Jill
Movie
1996

The Four Diamonds

Actor
Irma Millard/Hermit of the Lagoon
Movie
1995

Chicago Hope

Actor
Dr. Diane Grad
Series
1994

Chicago Hope

Guest Star
Dr. Diane Grad
Series
1994

In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness

Actor
Show
1994

Clean Slate

Actor
Paula
Movie
1994

Intimidades de Familia

Actor
Movie
1992

Doing Time on Maple Drive

Actor
Karen
Movie
1992

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's DeadStream

Actor
Carolyn
Movie
1991
35%