A J Langer Biography
A.J. Langer was into sports ever since she was a kid. She even joined an all-boy baseball team, wherein she acquired the nickname A.J. She also did well in her studies, as she was an honor student and became the student body president while she was on her ninth grade. It was during this time when she saw her acting prowess and studied under acting coach Ernie Lively.
A.J. Langer made her first major film debut in the movie The People Under the Stairs, and it was soon followed by And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird. She also starred as Melissa Drexell in the series, Drexells Class.
A.J. Langer became well known in the TV series My So-Called Life, as the spunky, beatnik Rayanne Graff, who was the best friend of the Angela Chase, played by Claire Danes. Her character in the series contributed a lot in making the program a cult classic, as her spontaneous and lively, yet dark personality completed the picture of what a best friend is in real life.
A.J. Langer remained a regular face on television even after My So-Called Life. She made guest roles in Brooklyn South, Coach, as well as Baywatch, Seinfeld, Touched by an Angel, The Wonder Years, and Beverly Hills, 90210. She also starred in films such as Walt Disney Pictures Meet the Deedles, On Edge, an independent film, and opposite Kurt Russel in Escape From L.A. She also endorsed Penta Water in 2005. She also played the recurring role of Meg Bardo in the detective series, Eyes.
Earlier the same year, A.J. married Lord Charles Peregrine Courtenay, Earl of Devon, in Los Angeles California. Together they have a daughter named Joscelyn Skye Courtenay, who was born on January 1, 2007. A.J. also suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that causes intensive muscle pain as well as heightened sensitivity of the sense of touch. Since her diagnosis, A.J. has sought for alternative ways of treatment aside from medication, and became involved in water sports such as surfing and other water sports. She has also been a advocate in creating awareness campaigns about fibromyalgia in order to help children as well as over 5 million Americans afflicted with the said syndrome.