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Overview (3)

Born in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Birth NameAllison Joy Langer
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Allison Joy Langer was born in Columbus, Ohio. At age 5, her family moved to the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Los Angeles, where she attended Granada Hills High School. She first began using her initials to join an all-boys baseball team, and the nickname stuck. She was introduced to Ernie Lively, who became her acting coach.

After roles on television shows, including Drexell's Class (1991) (which starred a then-unknown Brittany Murphy), Coach (1989), and The Wonder Years (1988), she gained international fame on the series My So-Called Life (1994) as Rayanne Graff. Though a critical hit, the series was canceled after only 19 episodes, and Langer moved on to several more short-run series. She married Charles Peregrine Courtenay, a practicing attorney and British peer, son of the 18th Earl of Devon. When her husband became the 19th Earl of Devon, she became the Countess of Devon. She had taken several years off to raise the couple's two children, but, in 2011, she returned to acting and joined the cast of Private Practice (2007).

In January 2014, she permanently relocated to London with her husband and children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Family (3)

Spouse Lord Charles Peregrine Courtenay (30 April 2005 - present)  (2 children)
Parents Deana
Relatives Kirk (sibling)

Trivia (12)

Attended Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, CA.
Began using her initials as her name at age 8, when she played on an all-boys baseball team.
Originally auditioned for the starring role of "Angela Chase" on My So-Called Life (1994) but did not get it, so she returned for the audition of "Rayanne Graff".
Married Lord Charles Courtenay in a civil ceremony in April 2005. They celebrated with a formal wedding on April 30, 2005, in Los Angeles, CA. He asked her to marry him while the pair sat on surfboards off the coast of California.
Has an elder brother, Kirk. Their father Gary is a clothing salesman, and their mother Deana runs a company for hearing-aid distribution.
Her father-in-law was the 18th Earl of Devon. As her husband became the 19th Earl of Devon, she became the Countess of Devon.
Met her husband, Lord Charles Peregrine Courtenay, in a Las Vegas hotel in 2002. He worked as a lawyer in the United States.
Her husband's family, the Courtenays, took part in the Crusades, were emperors of Constantinople and fought under King Henry V at Agincourt. Powderham Castle on River Exe, her new home, was built in 1390. The Courtenays have resided there for over 600 years. Powderham houses a chair used by William of Orange for his first Parliament in 1689, following the "Glorious Revolution".
Suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronically painful illness. She is a major supporter and a public face for fibromyalgia awareness.
Gave birth to a daughter at the age of 32, Joscelyn Skye Courtenay, weighing 7 lb, 14 oz. and measuring 21" [b. January 31, 2007].
Gave birth to a son at the age 35, Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, on August 16, 2009. Jack is heir to the title of 'Earl of Devon'.
In January 2014 she permanently relocated to London with her husband and children.

Personal Quotes (2)

[article in "Fibromyalgia Aware" magazine] I know what love feels like. That is one thing I have found. That is one thing that is much clearer because of fibromyalgia. Because once you experience real pain you recognize the vibration, the feeling of being healthy, happy and loved. If I'm not living from my heart, I get sick. I need to do things that feed my soul, like being with people I love, or playing my guitar, or listening to music.
We [my husband and I] met in a bar in Vegas. He didn't know I was an actress. I didn't know he had a castle.

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