Jayne Brook

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Jayne Brook
BornJane Anderson
(1960-09-16) September 16, 1960 (age 54)
Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)John Terlesky
(1996–present; 2 children)
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Jayne Brook
BornJane Anderson
(1960-09-16) September 16, 1960 (age 54)
Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)John Terlesky
(1996–present; 2 children)

Jayne Brook (born September 16, 1960) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dr. Diane Grad on the medical drama Chicago Hope. She was a series regular from the show's first to fifth season.

Early life[edit]

Brook was born Jane Anderson in Northbrook, Illinois.[1] She graduated from Glenbrook North High School in 1978 at the age of 17. She then went on to attend Duke University on scholarship, earning a bachelor's degree in 1982. Brook is married to actor and director John Terlesky. They have two daughters, Alexandra Sophia Terlesky and Annaliese Marie Terlesky.


Her first acting role was in the film Superman IV: The Quest for Peace in 1987. During the late 1980s, she worked for a while in Great Britain, appearing with Tom Conti and John Standing in The Old Boy Network, a single season ITV comedy series about three spies (an ex-MI5 agent, an ex-MI5 traitor who'd been working for the KGB, and an ex-CIA officer) who set up as private investigators after the end of the Cold War.

Brook went on to appear in larger roles, first as Carolyn in the 1991 film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, a starring role in the spring 1993 ABC network version of Sirens, a guest star for a 3-episode arc of L.A. Law and in the 1995 film Bye Bye Love, with Paul Reiser. She also had a small part as a child's mother in Kindergarten Cop (1990). She had a major role in "My Mother, the Spy (2000)."

Since leaving Chicago Hope in 1999, Brook has appeared as a regular and guest star on such series as Sports Night, The District, John Doe, as Paul Lewiston's drug addicted daughter on Boston Legal, Eli Stone, and Grey's Anatomy. She has appeared in recent advertisements for Excedrin brand headache medicine and DirecTV satellite television service. In 2007, she appeared as a publisher on the CBS television series NCIS (episode 90, Cover Story). In so doing, this reunited her with her former Chicago Hope co-star, Mark Harmon. In the Fall 2008 season of Private Practice, Brook began a recurring role as a Doctor Without Borders physician and love interest of Dr. Pete Wilder (played by Tim Daly).


1987Superman IV: The Quest for PeaceJFK High School Teacher
1990Kindergarten CopZach's Mother
1991Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's DeadCarolyn
1994Clean SlatePaula
1995Bye Bye LoveClaire
1996Last DanceJill
1997GattacaMarie Freeman
1998Into My HeartKat
2000Chain of CommandConnelly's Ex-Wife (uncredited)
1990Endless Game, TheThe Endless GameMrs. Glazertelevision film
1990Equal JusticeBonnie EhlmanEpisode: "The Price of Justice"
1990–1991WIOUAnn Hudson14 episodes
1992Doing Time on Maple DriveKarentelevision film
1992Old Boy Network, TheThe Old Boy NetworkParker Morrow4 episodes
1993SirensOfficer Sarah Berkezchuk13 episodes
1993L.A. LawBeverly Halleran3 episodes
1994In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & MadnessKathytelevision film
1995Four Diamonds, TheThe Four DiamondsIrma Millard / Hermit of the Lagoontelevision film
1995–1999Chicago HopeDr. Diane Grad103 episodes
1996Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story, AA Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen StoryJane Jansentelevision film
1998Early EditionDr. Diane GradEpisode: "Mum's the Word"
1998Mind GamesHannah Berricktelevision film
1999–2000Sports NightAbby Jacobs4 episodes
2000Chicken Soup for the SoulTeacherEpisode: "Footprints on My Heart/Legacy/Elopement"
2000My Mother, the SpyAlison Shaeffertelevision film
2000–2002District, TheThe DistrictMary Ann Mitchell14 episodes
2002Imagine ThatWendy6 episodes
2002–2003John DoeJamie Avery21 episodes
2003Without a TraceMs. AtkinsEpisode: "The Bus"
2004Robinsons: Lost in Space, TheThe Robinsons: Lost in SpaceMaureen Robinsontelevision film
2004CSI: MiamiMia EckhartEpisode: "Legal"
2004Jack & BobbySusan KramerEpisode: "Lost Boys"
2004Searching for David's HeartClaire Deetontelevision film
2005EverwoodMrs. RogersEpisode: "Pro Choice"
Episode: "So Long, Farewell..."
2006Grey's AnatomyGwen GraberEpisode: "Blues for Sister Someone"
2006Boston LegalRachel Lewiston4 episodes
2007NCISLyndi CrawshawEpisode: "Cover Story"
2008Eli StoneRebecca GreenEpisode: "Soul Free"
2008Private PracticeDr. Meg Porter5 episodes
2008Brothers & SistersBertha WandellEpisode: "Prior Commitments"
Episode: "You Get What You Need"
2009CastleClaudia PetersonEpisode: "Nanny McDead"
2009Cleaner, TheThe CleanerMichelle DurhamEpisode: "Hello America"
2011Off the MapLynnEpisode: "It's Good"
Episode: "Es Un Milagro"
2011Brothers & SistersBertha WandellEpisode: "Never Say Never"
2014RevengeLoretta DeatonEpisode: "Hatred"


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