1. She is known for her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place, for which she received four consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.
2. Her other notable television roles include Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty, Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker and Caitlin Moore on Spin City, for which she earned a further two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
3. She had a recurring role on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland and a main role on the TNT drama-comedy television series Franklin & Bash in 2013.
4. Locklear attended UCLA, and pledged Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta, but was never initiated into either sorority.
5. While at UCLA, she began modeling and working in commercials for the school store.
6. She made her earliest screen appearances in the early 1980s with small roles in episodes of CHiPs, 240-Robert, and Eight Is Enough, before beginning a long-term collaboration with Aaron Spelling.
7. Spelling cast her in the role of Sammy Jo Dean during the second season of his TV series Dynasty, and the following year he cast her in the cop show T.J. Hooker with William Shatner.
8. Until the mid-1980s, Locklear appeared as a series regular on T.J. Hooker, while making semi-regular appearances on Dynasty.
9. After leaving T.J. Hooker in 1985, she became a full-time cast member on Dynasty until its cancellation in 1989.
10. Following Dynasty, Locklear had a starring role in the movie The Return of Swamp Thing and also starred in the short-lived sitcom Going Places.
11. Spelling originally signed Locklear for a limited four-episode run, the first of which aired on January 27, 1993.
12. Throughout her career, Locklear has appeared in eight television productions made by Aaron Spelling, these being Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, Melrose Place, and the made-for-TV movie Rich Men, Single Women.
13. Locklear was the guest host on Saturday Night Live on May 14, 1994.
14. In 1996, she appeared as the main guest on Muppets Tonight, performing in a muppet-style spoof of Melrose entitled “Muppet Heights”.
15. Locklear was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine on May 19, 1994, as Melrose Place reached the height of its popularity. She was also the subject of a Lifetime Intimate Portrait special, and of an E!
16. After Melrose Place ended in 1999, Locklear was cast in the sitcom Spin City .
17. The series ended in 2002, but Locklear earned two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy.
18. In 2002, Locklear had a brief recurring role on the sitcom Scrubs.
19. In 2003, she starred in a pilot for her own comedy series, Once Around the Park, but this was unsuccessful.
20. In 2004, Locklear made a guest appearance on the sitcom Two and a Half Men, which starred her former Spin City co-star Charlie Sheen.