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September 16, 1960
Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.
Jayne Brook (born Jane Anderson, September 16, 1960) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dr. Diane Grad on the medical drama Chicago Hope, as a series regular for five of the show's six seasons. Since 2017, Brook currently has a recurring role as Starfleet Vice Admiral Katrina Cornwell in the series Star Trek: Discovery.
Brook was born in Northbrook, Illinois. 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 and Annaliese Marie.
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 in The Old Boy Network, a single season ITV comedy series about three ex-spies who set up as private investigators after the end of the Cold War.
Brook went on to appear in numerous film and television 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 three-episode arc of L.A. Law and in the 1995 film Bye Bye Love. 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).
Her starring role in the ensemble cast of Chicago Hope, from 1994 to 1999, was followed by appearances in regular or recurring roles on such series as Sports Night, The District, John Doe, Boston Legal and Private Practice. Brook has been a guest star in single episodes of other series, including reuniting with her former Chicago Hope co-star Mark Harmon in a 2007 episode, "Cover Story", of his CBS television series NCIS.
|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|
|1995||Bye Bye Love||Claire Carson|
|1998||Into My Heart||Kat|
|2000||Chain of Command||Connelly's Ex-Wife (uncredited)|
|2017||The Sweet Life||Katherine|
|1990||The 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||The 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||The Four Diamonds||Irma Millard/Hermit of the Lagoon||Television film|
|1995–1999||Chicago Hope||Dr. Diane Grad||103 episodes|
|1996||A 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||The 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||The 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||The 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"|
|2017–19||Star Trek: Discovery||Adm. Katrina Cornwell||12 episodes|