Audrey Landers is an accomplished actress, singer, writer, composer, and producer She is best known to fans all over the world for her memorable role as “Afton Cooper” for eight years on Dallas, her controversial Playboy pictorial (with her clothes on), and hundreds of television gigs in the 1980s and 1990s.
But Audrey Landers has been somewhat under the radar in the U.S. over the past few years, raising her teenage twin boys, managing and producing her son Daniel’s music career, and continuing to be a record-breaking singer/songwriter in Europe (recording and performing in several languages). Now she is back in the U.S. spotlight, successfully building a fashion business. Audrey and Daniel
Keeping it all in the family (her mother Ruth has managed and produced Audrey’s career for over 30 years) and continuing their long-standing business partnership, Audrey and Ruth have co-created Landers STAR Collection.
As a teen, Audrey studied music at the Juilliard School in New York, while majoring in psychology at Columbia University and landing professional acting roles. She literally grew up in front of the camera and on stage. As a child and young teen In the 1970s, she starred on daytime television (Secret Storm, Somerset, Search for Tomorrow) followed by hundreds of guest roles in the 1980s and 1990s (Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Cosby Show, Murder She Wrote, Hotel, The Dukes of Hazzard, MacGyver, among others) and, of course her long-run on Dallas through the 80’s to the show’s end in the 90’s.
During that time, she also became a popular frequent celebrity participant on every game show from Match Game and Hollywood Squares to $100,000 Pyramid and Password.
She went on to star — singing and dancing — as “Val” in the film A Chorus Line (1985) and on the daytime drama One Life to Live (1990). She also continued to perform live shows in Europe, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, headlining with Billy Crystal, Rich Little, and many more.
In 1995 with toddler boys at home, Audrey wrote (47 episodes, 250 original songs) and performed in the children’s series, The Huggabug Club, produced by Ruth, which aired on public television for five years, and continues to run on other stations today.
In 2007 Audrey co wrote and directed “Circus Island,” a full length feature film, produced by Ruth Landers. It was a family adventure in more ways than one!
In 2008 and 2009 Audrey appeared in a recurring role as”Veronica” on USA Network’s Burn Notice. In 2009 she also costarred in Fox Films remake, Bachelor Party. In A Pickle is the Jackie Mason movie that will be released in early 2011, in which Audrey costars as Nadia.
While working in the U.S., she was breaking records in Europe as a singer and composer. She earned 10 gold singles, four gold albums and two platinum albums. In January 2010, she released her latest album.
Landers has been married to businessman Donald Berkowitz since 1988 and they have twin teenage boys. Their family also includes two dogs rescued from shelters – Andy and Roxy.