Jamie Luner

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Jamie Luner
JamieLuner11.15.08ByLuigiNovi.jpg
Luner at the November 2008 Big Apple Con in Manhattan
BornJamie Michelle Luner
(1971-05-12) May 12, 1971 (age 42)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
 
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Jamie Luner
JamieLuner11.15.08ByLuigiNovi.jpg
Luner at the November 2008 Big Apple Con in Manhattan
BornJamie Michelle Luner
(1971-05-12) May 12, 1971 (age 42)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present

Jamie Michelle Luner (born May 12, 1971) is an American actress who first came to prominence on the ABC sitcom Just the Ten of Us, but is perhaps better known for her role as Lexi Sterling on Melrose Place. She also starred on television as Rachel Burke in the final season of Profiler. Luner portrayed Liza Colby on the ABC soap opera All My Children from April 2009 until its final episode on September 23, 2011. Luner also well-known for her lead roles in many Lifetime movies.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Luner was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of Susan, an actress, and Stuart Luner, a sales representative.[2] She was raised in a Jewish family and has an older brother.[3]

Career[edit]

After guest starring in several episodes of the sitcom Growing Pains, Luner went on to star as sexy yet scatterbrained Cindy Lubbock in the Growing Pains spinoff, Just the Ten of Us (1988–1990), which also starred Heather Langenkamp, Brooke Theiss and JoAnn Willette as Luner's fictional sisters. At one point in the show, the foursome comprised a fictional singing group, "The Lubbock Babes". To date, Luner is the only one of the four who has not appeared in a Nightmare On Elm Street movie. Luner also guest starred in a Halloween-themed episode of Growing Pains in which she portrayed a vanishing hitchhiker.

Luner returned to television in 1993 in the television movie, Why My Daughter?, starring opposite Linda Gray. Luner followed this up with a succession of television movies, most notably Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994), which began her extended professional association with producer Aaron Spelling.

Luner's next big break came in 1996, when she was cast as scheming vixen Peyton Richards in Spelling's prime-time soap opera, Savannah (1996–1997). Later in 1997, Luner was cast in Spelling's Melrose Place, playing the role of scheming Lexi Sterling until the series' conclusion in 1999.[4]

In 1999, immediately following the cancellation of Melrose Place, Luner was cast as Rachel Burke, Ally Walker's replacement in NBC's Profiler. She played the role until the show was cancelled at the end of its fourth season in 2000.[4]

Following the cancellation of Profiler, Luner continued to work steadily, with guest appearances on several television series including The Outer Limits, CSI: Miami and a three-episode arc on That's Life. In 2000, Luner also starred in the independent feature Sacrifice, along with Michael Madsen.

In 2003, Luner joined the cast of another Spelling drama, playing the role of Senior Deputy Ryan Layne in 10-8: Officers on Duty (2003–2004). The series was cancelled after Luner had appeared in just five episodes. Also in 2003, Luner starred opposite Nicholas Lea in the Sci Fi Channel original movie Threshold, and in 2004 guest-starred in an episode of NCIS, called "Dead Man Talking."

In 2005, Luner appeared in four TV movies for the cable network Lifetime Television: The Suspect (2005), Blind Injustice (2005), Stranger in my Bed (2005), and The Perfect Marriage (2006). In 2007 Luner appeared as Susan in the comedy Black and Bluestein at The Santa Monica Playhouse. Also that year, Luner starred in Nuclear Hurricane, a Sci Fi Channel original movie, and made a guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In April 2009, Luner joined the cast of All My Children as Liza Colby.[5] (Marcy Walker, who originally played Liza, had retired from acting several years earlier.) The soap was cancelled in 2011, after which Luner starred in the Lifetime movies Walking the Halls, Stalked at 17 and The Perfect Boss. She then guest-starred in both Supernatural and Criminal Minds.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1993Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?Diana MoffittTV movie
1994The St. Tammany MiracleLootie
1994TrystMindy
1994Moment of Truth: Cradle of ConspiracyDonnaTV movie
1994Confessions of a Sorority GirlSabrina MastersonTV movie
1999Friends & LoversModel
2000SacrificeNaomi CohenTV movie
2002WarriorEldoran's Girl Friend
2003ThresholdDr. Savannah BaileyTV movie
2005The SuspectBeth James
2005Blind InjusticeDiana ScottTV movie
2005Stranger in My BedSara HansenTV movie
2006The Perfect MarriageMarrianne Danforth/Annie GraysonTV movie
2007Nuclear HurricaneLindaTV movie
2009Heat WaveKate JansenTV movie
2009TrustSandraTV movie
2012Walking the HallsHolly BensonTV Movie
2012Stalked at 17Trini MarshallTV Movie
2013The Perfect BossJessica SlateTV Movie
2013Out of ReachDianne
2013The Cheating PactMs. WaltersTV Movie
2015Tell Me I Love You

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988-1990Just the Ten of UsCindy Lubbock47 episodes
1987-1990Growing PainsCindy / Kara Daye / Sheena Berkowitz5 episodes
1992Bill & Ted's Excellent AdventuresRoxanneTV pilot
1992Married with ChildrenGerriEpisode: "Frat Chance"
1993Reasonable DoubtsTiffany BeamanEpisode: "Crumbling Systems"
1994Diagnosis MurderKimmy MarloweEpisode: "The Last Laugh: Part One"
1996-1997SavannahPeyton Richards Massick34 episodes
1997-1999Melrose PlaceLexi Sterling58 episodes
2000The PretenderRachel BurkeEpisode: "Spin Doctor"
1999-2000ProfilerRachel Burke20 episodes
2000The Drew Carey ShowJennyEpisode: "Drew and Kate Become Friends"
2001The Outer LimitsDr. Candace MaguireEpisode: "Mind Reacher"
2001That's LifeSamantha Richardson3 episodes
2002CSI: MiamiNikki OlsonEpisode: "Breathless"
2003-200410-8: Officers on DutySenior Deputy Ryan Layne8 episodes
2004NCISAmanda Reed / Lt. Cmdr. Hamilton VossEpisode: "Dead Man Talking"
2006The War at HomeJodiEpisode: "Three's Company"
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationElizabeth RodriguezEpisode: "Lying Down with Dogs"
2009-2011All My ChildrenLiza Colby312 episodes
2012SupernaturalAnnie HawkinsEpisode: "Of Grave Importance"
2013Criminal MindsMadison RileyEpisode: "Magnum Opus"
2013The GladesWilla GarbettEpisode: "Happy Trails"

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