Amy Locane

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Amy Locane
Born Amy Rose Locane
(1971-12-19) December 19, 1971 (age 49)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Mark Bovenizer (m. 2008)
Children Paige Cricket Locane Bovenizer (b. 2007)
Avery Hope Bovenizer (b. 2009)

Amy Rose Locane (born December 19, 1971) is an American television and film actress, and a convicted felon. She is perhaps most well known for her role in John Waters' 1990 musical comedy Cry Baby, and for the role of Sandy Harling in the first season of the prime time soap opera Melrose Place (1992).


Locane was born in Trenton, New Jersey. By age 12, she had performed in more than 50 commercials before being cast as a series regular on the sitcom Spencer (1984).

Locane was a member of the original cast of the prime time soap opera Melrose Place, but left the series after only 13 episodes.

Among Locane's film roles, she played Johnny Depp's love interest in John Waters's 1990 cult-classic film Cry-Baby. She also twice played the girlfriend of Brendan Fraser, in the films School Ties and Airheads, as well as Jessica Lange's daughter in the 1994 film Blue Sky.

Personal life

In 2008, Locane married Mark Bovenizer, a local businessman and volunteer firefighter from New Jersey.[1] They have two daughters, Paige Cricket (b. January 2007) and Avery Hope (b. January 2009).[2] After her marriage, Locane retired from films and acted mainly in local community theater.[3]

On June 27, 2010, Locane (going by the name Amy Locane-Bovenizer) was involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision in Montgomery, New Jersey.[4][5] The crash killed a 60-year-old woman and seriously injured the woman's husband as they were turning into their driveway. Locane's blood alcohol level at the time was three times the limit for legal impairment.[6] In December 2010, Locane was indicted for aggravated manslaughter and assault by automobile.[3] On November 27, 2012, a Somerset County jury convicted Locane of vehicular homicide and assault by auto.[6] On February 14, 2013, Locane was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime.[7] Using his discretion, the judge imposed the minimum sentence, due to mitigating factors, including her youngest daughter's Crohn's disease.[8] Locane was in custody at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. She was released on parole on June 12, 2015.[9][full citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Lost Angels Cheryl Anderson
1990 Cry-Baby Allison Vernon-Williams
1991 No Secrets Jennifer
1992 School Ties Sally Wheeler
1994 Airheads Kayla
1994 Blue Sky Alex Marshall
1995 Criminal Hearts Keli
1996 Carried Away Catherine Wheeler
1997 Going All the Way Buddy Porter
1997 Prefontaine Nancy Alleman
1997 The Girl Gets Moe Beth
1998 Bongwater Jennifer
1998 Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy Margaret Trelawny
1999 Implicated Ann Campbell
2001 The Heist Lucy
2002 Secretary Lee's Sister
2002 Bad Karma Carly Campbell
2005 Throttle Molly Weaver
2009 Visiting Julia Short Film
2009 Coffee Sarah Short Film
Year Title Role Notes
1984−1985 Spencer Andrea Winger Also known as Under One Roof
Series regular
13 episodes
1985 Young People's Specials Karen 1 episode
1985 Special Treat Bridget Frommer 1 episode
1988 Hothouse Nancy 3 episodes
1992 Melrose Place Sandy Louise Harling Series regular
13 episodes
1997 End of Summer Alice TV Movie
1998 Ebenezer Erica Marlowe TV Movie
1998 Route 9 Sally Hogan TV Movie
1999 Touched by an Angel Stella 1 episode
2003 Mystery Woman Tracy Stenning TV Movie
2005 Alien Express Rosie Holden TV Movie


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  6. 6.0 6.1 "Amy Locane Convicted of Vehicular Homicide". People Magazine. Associated Press. Retrieved November 27, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "'Melrose' Actress Gets 3 Years for Deadly NJ Crash". The New York Times. Associated Press. Retrieved February 14, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Bichao, Sergio. "Update: Locane spared longer prison sentence because of sick daughter". Daily Record. Morristown, NJ: Gannett Company. Retrieved February 15, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Attention". Retrieved 2015-07-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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