Heather Locklear was born on September 25th, 1961 to Bill and Diane Locklear. She was born the youngest of four children, her siblings being Laurie, Colleen, and Mark. Heather went to Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park, then moved on to attend UCLA, majoring in psychology. During her first year at college, she caught the eye of a casting director and was persuaded to take a commercial acting class. She started to model for the school store, then got her first role in a TV movie in 1979.
In 1980, Heather got her first TV role, on a show called CHiPs. When Aaron Spelling cast her in the show Dynasty in 1982, her fame skyrocketed. Heather had her first movie role in Firestarter, a 1984 film starring Drew Barrymore. On May 10th, 1986, Heather married Tommy Lee of the rock group Mötley Crüe, divorcing him seven years later on August 16th, 1993. Also in 1993, Heather began her role in Melrose Place, another Aaron Spelling TV show. Heather re-married on December 17th, 1994, this time to Richie Sambora of the rock group Bon Jovi.
Heather gave birth to her only child, Ava Elizabeth, on October 4th, 1997. In 1999 after Melrose Place had ended its run, Heather went on to star in the popular sitcom Spin City until its cancellation in 2002. In 2004, she starred in the short-lived NBC series LAX. Heather filed for divorce from her second husband Richie Sambora in February 2006, although the two had officially been separated since December 2005. The divorce became final in April of 2007.… Expand
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