Family & Companions
Within the first months after the premiere of "Savannah" on The WB, Jamie Luner as Peyton Richards had slept with her best friend's husband, hit her lover over the head with a bottle, and stolen a priceless Faberge egg. There was little doubt that a new bitch-goddess had been born on TV, as the redheaded, fiery Luner broke away from the pack on the series. Luner had not always been the "bad-girl." She began in front of the cameras at age three doing TV commercials and by age 15 had won the L.A. Shakespeare Festival in the category of monologues. Her first series role was as the dimwitted Cindy Lubbock on the ABC sitcom "Just the Ten of Us" (1988-90). Aaron Spelling and the producers of "Savannah" at first insisted she audition for the role of Lane, the sweet girl, and only allowed Luner to audition for Peyton at the end of the day, after they had seen numerous others. Her reading clearly impressed them and she landed the role. Luner has also appeared in a handful of TV-movies including "Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?" (NBC, 1993), in which she was Linda Gray's offspring, and "Confessions of a Sorority Girl," a 1994 Showtime original in which Luner was first cast as a bad seed. In 1997, she added another sultry siren to her credit when she joined the cast of Fox's primetime soap "Melrose Place" and then segued to more serious work replacing Ally Walker as an FBI investigator in the final season (1999-2000) of NBC's "Profiler."
Cast (Feature Film)
Appeared in numerous TV commercials (dates approximate)
Won Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival for Single Monologues
Appeared in TV-movie, "Rules of Marriage" (date approximate)
Played first leading role in a TV-movie, "Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?" (NBC)
Played first bad-girl role, "Confessions of a Sorority Girl" (Showtime)
Joined cast of Fox primetime soap "Melrose Place"
Hired to replace the departing Ally Walker on NBC's "Profiler"