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A. J. LANGER (Lt. Jesse Ryan) is widely known for her role
as Rayanne Graff, the brash and fun-loving best friend of Angela
Chase on the critically acclaimed and award-winning series "My
So-Called Life." Langer also has a recurring role in Steven
Bochco's lauded series "Brooklyn South."
In film, Langer starred with Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's
"Escape From L.A." as Utopia, the President's daughter.
She previously co-starred in "And You Thought Your Parents
Were Weird," and made her feature debut in Wes Craven's "The
People Under the Stairs."
She was a series regular on "Drexell's Class" as Dabney
Coleman's daughter, and had a recurring role on "Coach."
Her other series credits include "Seinfeld," "Touched
By An Angel," "The Wonder Years," "In The
Heat of the Night," "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and
"Beverly Hills, 90210."
Langer starred in the telefilms "The Judds: Love Can Build
a Bridge" and in the award-winning CBS Schoolbreak Special
"Between Mother and Daughter" with Lindsay Crouse and
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Langer's family moved to Los Angeles'
San Fernando Valley when she was five. She was given the nickname
"A. J."-short for Allison Joy-while playing as the only
girl on a Little League baseball team. Langer's outgoing spirit
also shone through at her junior high school, where, as student
body president, she was encouraged by an algebra teacher to use
her charisma and public speaking abilities in acting. She was
introduced to Ernie Lively who became her acting coach and mentor,
and who helped to launch her career.
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