A. J. Langer
Allison Joy Langer
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Other names||Allison Joy Courtenay|
|Years active||1990–2007, 2011–2013|
|Title||Countess of Devon|
Allison Joy Courtenay, Countess of Devon (née Langer), commonly known as A. J. Langer, is an American former actress. She is most known for playing Caroline Larkin in season two of Baywatch and as Rayanne Graff on the television series My So-Called Life.
Allison Joy Langer moved to the San Fernando Valley with her family at age five. When she joined an otherwise all-boys baseball team at age eight, her teammates considered the name "Allison" to be too feminine, and began calling her by her initials, "A.J." She has one older brother, Kirk.
After recurring roles on several television shows, including The Wonder Years, Baywatch and Drexell's Class, Langer was cast as Rayanne Graff on My So-Called Life. She also appeared in the cast of the sitcoms It's Like, You Know... and Three Sisters, as well as the drama series Eyes. Her film appearances include John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. and Wes Craven's horror film The People Under the Stairs.
In 2011, after a six-year acting hiatus, Langer appeared in 14 episodes of Private Practice in the recurring role of Erica Warner. She left the show in 2012 following the death of her character.
Until the death of her father-in-law, Langer held the courtesy title of Lady Courtenay. Following his death, and upon her husband's succession as 19th Earl of Devon, she assumed the title of Countess of Devon. In January 2014, she and her husband permanently relocated their family to London, and to the family seat at Powderham Castle in May 2015.
The couple have two children, a daughter and a son:
|1991||The People Under the Stairs||Alice|
|1991||And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird||Beth Allen|
|1993||Lightning in a Bottle||Mitzi Furber|
|1993||Ghost Brigade||Thomas, the drummer boy|
|1996||Escape from L.A.||Utopia|
|1998||Meet the Deedles||Lt. Jesse Ryan|
|2001||On Edge||J.C. Cain|
|1990||Dragnet||Martha Gibson||Episode: "Pretty Girl"|
|1991||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Melissa||Episode: "Jerry's First Date"|
|1991, 1994||Baywatch||Caroline Larkin, Rachel / Nancy / Linda||Episodes: "The Trophy: Parts 1 & 2", "Guys & Dolls"|
|1991–1992||Drexell's Class||Melissa Drexell||Main role|
|1992||Blossom||Sherry, Sheila||Episodes: "Wake Up Little Suzy", "All Hallows Eve"|
|1992||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Darlene||Episode: "Cheers"|
|1992||In the Heat of the Night||Megan Fowler||Episode: "A Frenzied Affair", "Discovery"|
|1992||Camp Wilder||Lydia||Episode: "Boy Loses Girl"|
|1993||The Wonder Years||Mary Jo Genaro||Episode: "Eclipse"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Denise||Episode: "Radar Love"|
|1993||Return to Zork||Rebecca Snoot||Video game|
|1994–1995||My So-Called Life||Rayanne Graff||Main role|
|1995||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Carla Leone||Episode: "Between Mother and Daughter"|
|1995||Diagnosis: Murder||Ashley York||Episode: "An Innocent Murder"|
|1995–1996||Coach||Julie||Episodes: "She's Having Our Baby: Part 2", "Her Boyfriend's Back", "Somebody's Baby"|
|1996||Seinfeld||Abby||Episode: "The Fatigues"|
|1997||Touched by an Angel||Olivia Marland||Episode: "Labor of Love"|
|1997||Johnny Bravo||Mary (voice)||1 episode|
|1997–1998||Brooklyn South||Kathleen Doyle||Recurring role|
|1998||Fame L.A.||Emily Callaghan||Episode: "Duet"|
|1998||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Elissa||Episode: "Fallen Angel"|
|1999–2001||It's Like, You Know...||Lauren Woods||Main role|
|2001–2002||Three Sisters||Annie Bernstein-Flynn||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2002||The Drew Carey Show||Dawn||2 episodes|
|2003||Platonically Incorrect||Darlene O'Dair||TV film|
|2005–2007||Eyes||Meg Bardo||Main role|
|2011–2012||Private Practice||Erica Warner||Recurring role (season 5)|
|2013||Kristin's Christmas Past||Debbie||TV film|
|2017||Mary Berry's Country House Secrets||Herself||Episode: "Powderham Castle"|
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- Baker, Calvin (August 5, 1996). "Escape from TV". People magazine. Archived from the original on March 1, 2020. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
- "AJ Langer's Son Becomes Heir to Royal Title". People. August 27, 2009. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- "Titled Match". People Magazine. Archived from the original on March 30, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Passages". People. 67 (9). March 5, 2007.
- Morgan, John; Shoop, Stephen A. (April 9, 2001). "A.J. Langer mellows out to fight fibromyalgia". USA Today. Retrieved December 30, 2007.