A. J. Langer

Infobox actor

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birthdate = birth date and age|1974|5|22
birthplace = Columbus, Ohio
spouse = Charles Peregrine Courtenay, Lord Courtenay

Allison Joy Langer Courtenay, Lady Courtenay (born May 22, 1974), credited as A. J. Langer, is an American actress known for her role as "Rayanne Graff" on the cult classic television series "My So-Called Life".



After recurring roles on several television shows, including "The Wonder Years" and "Drexell's Class", she got her breakthrough role, playing "Rayanne Graff" on "My So-Called Life". She also appeared as a cast member on the sitcoms "It's Like, You Know..." and "Three Sisters" as well as the drama series "Eyes" and has appeared in John Carpenter's film "Escape From L.A." and in Wes Craven's horror film "The People Under the Stairs". She also played the role of "Rebecca Snoot" in the early 1990s video game "Return to Zork", which was one of the first adventure games to incorporate live action footage.

Personal life

Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Deana, an audiologist who owned a hearing aid distribution company, and Gary Langer, who worked in sales for a wholesale fashion distributor. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/36/A-J-Langer.html A. J. Langer Biography (1974-) ] ] She moved to the San Fernando Valley with her family at age five. She started using her initials to get on all-boys baseball teams three years later. She has one older brother, Kirk.

Langer married Charles Peregrine Courtenay, Lord Courtenay (born 14 August, 1975), the son of Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon, in a civil ceremony in 2004. A formal wedding took place on 30 April, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. Lord and Lady Courtenay plan to live in England at Lord Devon's seat, Powderham Castle in Devon, but not in the near future as Lord Courtenay is a practicing lawyer in Los Angeles. He plans to eventually hold dual citizenship (United Kingdom/United States). On 31 January, 2007, Langer's daughter, Joscelyn Skye Courtenay, was born. [" [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0486277/bio Biography for A.J. Langer] " "imdb.com" Retrieved September 7, 2007]

In her spare time, she raises awareness and money for the research and treatment of fibromyalgia, which Langer herself suffers from. [Morgan, John (April 9 2001). " [http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlight/2001-04-09-langer-fibromyalgia.htm A.J. Langer mellows out to fight fibromyalgia] ". "USA Today". Retrieved December 30 2007] . On June 18, 2008, she presented the Nobel Student Initiative Award at Alfred B. Nobel Middle School in Northridge, California. Nobel was her former middle school. The award was made to honor those who faced difficulties and tragic circumstances at young ages, but still worked hard in the academic studies.


* "Drexell's Class" (1991) - Melissa Drexell
* "My So-Called Life" (1994) - Rayanne Graff
* "It's Like, You Know..." (1999) - Lauren Woods
* "Three Sisters" (2001) - Anne-Berstein Flynn
* "I Love the '90s" (2004) - Herself
* "Eyes" (2005) - Meg Bardo
* "100 Greatest Teen Stars" (2006) - Herself.

Guest starring roles

* "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" (1991) - Melissa
* "Baywatch" (1991) - Caroline Larkin (2 episodes)
* "Blossom (TV series)" (1992) - Sherry
* "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" (1992) - Darlene
* "Camp Wilder" (1992) - Lydia
* "In the Heat of the Night" (1992) - Megan Fowler (2 episodes)
* "The Wonder Years" (1993) - Mary Jo Genaro
* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1993) - Denise
* "Baywatch" (1994) - Rachel/Nancy/Linda
* "Coach" (1995-96) - Julie (3 episodes)
* "Diagnosis Murder" (1995) - Ashley York
* "Seinfeld" (1996) - Abby
* "Touched by an Angel" (1997) - Olivia Marland
* "Brooklyn South" (1997-98) - Kathleen Doyle (9 episodes)
* "" (1998) - Elissa
* "Fame L.A." (1998) - Emily Callaghan
* "The Drew Carey Show" (2002) - Dawn


* "The People Under the Stairs" (1991) - Alice
* "And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird" (1991) - Beth Allen
* "Lightning in a Bottle" (1993) - Mitzi Furber
* "The Killing Box" (1993) - Thomas, The Drummer Boy
* "Arcade" (1993) - Laurie
* "Between Mother and Daughter" (1995) - Carla
* "" (1995) - Girl in the wheelchair
* "Escape from L.A." (1996) - Utopia
* "Meet the Deedles" (1998) - Lt. Jesse Ryan
* "On Edge" (2001) - J.C. Cain
* "The People Under the Stairs 2" (2010) - Alice [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1042905/ imdb.com film profile] ]


* "Return to Zork" (1993) - "Rebecca Snoot".


External links

*imdb name|id=0486277|name=A.J. Langer

*Tv.com person|id=25638|name=A.J. Langer

NAME= Langer, A. J.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Courtenay, Allison Joy Langer; Lady Courtenay
DATE OF BIRTH= May 22, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH= Columbus, Ohio

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