Jayne Brook

Jayne Brook
Born Jane Anderson
(1960-09-16) September 16, 1960
Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) John Terlesky
(1996–present; 2 children)

Jayne Brook (born September 16, 1960) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dr. Diane Grad on the medical drama Chicago Hope. She was a series regular from the show's first to fifth season.

Early life

Brook was born Jane Anderson in Northbrook, Illinois.[1] She graduated from Glenbrook North High School in 1978 at the age of 17. She then went on to attend Duke University on scholarship, earning a bachelor's degree in 1982. Brook is married to actor and director John Terlesky. They have two daughters, Alexandra Sophia Terlesky and Annaliese Marie Terlesky.


Her first acting role was in the film Superman IV: The Quest for Peace in 1987. During the late 1980s, she worked for a while in Great Britain, appearing with Tom Conti and John Standing in The Old Boy Network, a single season ITV comedy series about three spies (an ex-MI5 agent, an ex-MI5 traitor who'd been working for the KGB, and an ex-CIA officer) who set up as private investigators after the end of the Cold War.

Brook went on to appear in larger roles, first as Carolyn in the 1991 film Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, a starring role in the spring 1993 ABC network version of Sirens, a guest star for a 3-episode arc of L.A. Law and in the 1995 film Bye Bye Love, with Paul Reiser. She also had a small part as a child's mother in Kindergarten Cop (1990). She had a major role in "My Mother, the Spy (2000)."

Since leaving Chicago Hope in 1999, Brook has appeared as a regular and guest star on such series as Sports Night, The District, John Doe, as Paul Lewiston's drug addicted daughter on Boston Legal, Eli Stone, and Grey's Anatomy. She has appeared in recent advertisements for Excedrin brand headache medicine and DirecTV satellite television service. In 2007, she appeared as a publisher on the CBS television series NCIS (episode 90, Cover Story). In so doing, this reunited her with her former Chicago Hope co-star, Mark Harmon. In the Fall 2008 season of Private Practice, Brook began a recurring role as a Doctor Without Borders physician and love interest of Dr. Pete Wilder (played by Tim Daly).


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace JFK High School Teacher
1990 Kindergarten Cop Mrs. Sullivan
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Carolyn
1994 Clean Slate Paula
1995 Bye Bye Love Claire Carson
1996 Ed Lydia
1996 Last Dance Jill
1997 Gattaca Marie Freeman
1998 Into My Heart Kat
2000 Chain of Command Connelly's Ex-Wife (uncredited)
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Endless Game, TheThe Endless Game Mrs. Glazer television film
1990 Equal Justice Bonnie Ehlman Episode: "The Price of Justice"
1990–1991 WIOU Ann Hudson 14 episodes
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Karen television film
1992 Old Boy Network, TheThe Old Boy Network Parker Morrow 4 episodes
1993 Sirens Officer Sarah Berkezchuk 13 episodes
1993 L.A. Law Beverly Halleran 3 episodes
1994 In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness Kathy television film
1995 Four Diamonds, TheThe Four Diamonds Irma Millard / Hermit of the Lagoon television film
1995–1999 Chicago Hope Dr. Diane Grad 103 episodes
1996 Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story, AA Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story Jane Jansen television film
1998 Early Edition Dr. Diane Grad Episode: "Mum's the Word"
1998 Mind Games Hannah Berrick television film
1999–2000 Sports Night Abby Jacobs 4 episodes
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Teacher Episode: "Footprints on My Heart/Legacy/Elopement"
2000 My Mother, the Spy Alison Shaeffer television film
2000–2002 District, TheThe District Mary Ann Mitchell 14 episodes
2002 Imagine That Wendy 6 episodes
2002–2003 John Doe Jamie Avery 21 episodes
2003 Without a Trace Ms. Atkins Episode: "The Bus"
2004 Robinsons: Lost in Space, TheThe Robinsons: Lost in Space Maureen Robinson television film
2004 CSI: Miami Mia Eckhart Episode: "Legal"
2004 Jack & Bobby Susan Kramer Episode: "Lost Boys"
2004 Searching for David's Heart Claire Deeton television film
2005 Everwood Mrs. Rogers Episode: "Pro Choice"
Episode: "So Long, Farewell..."
2006 Grey's Anatomy Gwen Graber Episode: "Blues for Sister Someone"
2006 Boston Legal Rachel Lewiston 4 episodes
2007 NCIS Lyndi Crawshaw Episode: "Cover Story"
2008 Eli Stone Rebecca Green Episode: "Soul Free"
2008 Private Practice Dr. Meg Porter 5 episodes
2008-2011 Brothers & Sisters Bertha Wandell Episode: "Prior Commitments"
Episode: "You Get What You Need"
Episode: "Never Say Never"
2009 Castle Claudia Peterson Episode: "Nanny McDead"
2009 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Michelle Durham Episode: "Hello America"
2011 Off the Map Lynn Episode: "It's Good"
Episode: "Es Un Milagro"
2014 Revenge Loretta Deaton Episode: "Hatred"


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