Just How Many ‘Melrose Place’ Co-Stars Dated Each Other? Find Out Where the Stars are in 2024

MELROSE PLACE, Daphne Zuniga, Doug Savant, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, 1992-1999.
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Melrose Place was the spin-off soapy adult series of Beverly Hills, 90210, and followed the lives of a group of young adults living in an apartment complex on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California. They all had different types of jobs and there was always some kind of crazy drama to follow. With news of ANOTHER reboot and several of the cast members reuniting this year for ’90s Con, we began to wonder where some of these stars are now. Let’s find out!

Heather Locklear (Amanda Woodward)


Heather Locklear

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Locklear appeared in a guest role in the first season as an advertising executive and the ruthless boss of Alison Parker. She became a regular in the second season and is considered one of the best TV villains. Locklear got her start on other Spelling produced dramas T.J. Hookerand Dynasty. Following Melrose she starred in Spin City, Franklin & Bash, Scrubs, Fresh Off the Boat and more. However, her personal life has had a few run ins with the law from impaired driving to suspicion of felony domestic violence and battery on a police officer. Things have since calmed down and she got engaged to her high school sweetheart Chris Heisser in 2020. She was previously dated rocker Tommy Lee and married Richie Sambora with whom she shares a daughter Ava. She most recently appeared in the Lifetime movie Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story, which was considered a bit of a comeback for her.

Thomas Calabro (Dr. Michael Mancini)


Thomas Calabro

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Calabro was the only cast member to remain a series regular from the beginning to end of the show, playing the conniving and scheming Dr. Michael Mancini, and worked at Wilshire Memorial Hospital plus was the apartment manager of Melrose Place with his wife Jane. They later divorced after he cheated on her with Kimberly Shaw. This remains his most memorable role which he once said was a blessing and a curse since it typecast him a bit. He appeared on shows such as NCIS, The Bay, Castle, Greek and Glee. His most recent role was in the film Influence in 2020. He has three children with his ex-wife Elizabeth Pryor but has been married to Lisa Calabro since 2015.

Andrew Shue (Bill Campbell)


Andrew Shue

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After Melrose Place, Shue decided to pursue a few different professions. He played professional soccer and started the nonprofit organization Do Something and the social networking website CafeMom with his childhood best friend Michael Sanchez. His personal life was thrust into the spotlight when he separated from his second wife Amy Robach after she had an affair with her Good Morning America co-star T.J. Holmes. He was previously married to floral designer Jennifer Hageney and they have three sons. He is reportedly now dating Holmes’ ex Marilee Fiebig.

Josie Bissett (Jane Mancini)


Josie Bissett

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Bissett played the wife of Dr. Michael Mancini for a while and after the show ended she got a recurring role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and several Hallmark movies. She was married to her Melrose Place co-star Rob Estes for 13 years and they have two children. She married Thomas Doig in 2017. In addition to acting and doing commercials, she co-edited several books and wrote a children’s book in 2008. Her most recent role was appearing in an episode of Fantasy Island in 2021.

Doug Savant (Matt Fielding)


Doug Savant

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After leaving Melrose Place in the sixth season when his character was killed off, he reunited with his Melrose Place co-star Marcia Cross in Desperate Housewives plus had a notable role in the show 24. There must have been something in the water there because he also married one of his Melrose Place co-stars. He has been with Laura Leighton since 1998 and they have two children together. He then appeared in Hot in Cleveland, Criminal Minds, 9-1-1, NCIS and more recently Tell Me Your Secrets and The Rookie.

Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews)


Laura Leighton

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Speaking of Leighton, she went on to portray Ashley Marin on Pretty Little Liars. She appeared on Fantasy Island in 2021 and had guest-starring roles in the Dynasty reboot, L.A.’s Finest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and more.

Grant Show (Jake Hanson)


Grant Show

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Good guy Jake first appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 before appearing on Melrose Place. He left two years before its cancellation and went on to appear on shows such as Big Love, Devious Maids and the Dynasty reboot as Blake Carrington. He has been married to Katherine LaNasa since 2012 and they have one daughter.

Courtney Thorne-Smith (Alison Parker)


Courtney Thorne-Smith

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After the show, she found several consistent roles in shows such as Ally McBeal, According to Jim and Two and a Half Men. She has been married to Roger Fishman since 2007 and they have one son. Thorne-Smith showed off her writing skills when she wrote a novel called Outside In and has been a spokesperson for Almay cosmetics. She reportedly dated her co-star Shue before settling down. Her most recent role was an appearance on the show Mom.

Jack Wagner (Dr. Peter Burns)


Jack Wagner

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Not only did Wagner appear on Melrose Place but also starred in big soaps such as The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital. More recently he appeared in the 2022 Netflix film Falling for Christmas. Prior, he appeared on Dancing With the Stars and even reunited with his Melrose Place co-star Bissett in the TV movie Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love. He also fell for a co-star and got engaged to Locklear for several years after getting divorced from his General Hospital co-star Kristina Wagner. He has three children but one of his sons sadly passed away in 2022 at the age of 27. When he wasn’t acting, he was recording music and released six albums. His ballad “All I Need” reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984 and hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Marcia Cross (Dr. Kimberly Shaw)


Marcia Cross

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While she is most recognizable for her role on Desperate Housewives, she also played Dr. Kimberly Shaw as a crazy love interest & mistress of Michael on Melrose Place. In addition, she had a role on Quantico but was unfortunately diagnosed with anal cancer in 2017. Luckily, she is now in remission and continues to work, more recently appearing in the show You and Monarch. She was with  Richard Jordan for many years until he died in 1993 and went on to marry Tom Mahoney in 2006. They have twin daughters.

Daphne Zuniga (Jo Reynolds)


Daphne Zuniga

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In the first few seasons, Zuniga played Jo Reynolds. Afterward, she went on to appear in One Tree Hill and guest-starred in several shows like NCIS, Fantasy Island and the Dynasty reboot like many of her Melrose Place co-stars. She married her longtime boyfriend David Mleczko in 2019 and when she’s not acting she focuses on environmental activism after falling in love with national parks as a kid.

Rob Estes (Kyle McBride)


Rob Estes

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Estes, who was married to co-star Bissett in real life for a while, joined the show in the fifth season. After Melrose Place, he appeared on television shows such as 90210, Suddenly Susan and When Calls the Heart. More recently he played Chancellor Ken Scott in the After film series. He’s now married to Erin Bolte and has three children altogether, two he shares with Bissett.

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Lisa Rinna (Taylor McBride)


Lisa Rinna

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Rinna was the troublemaker of Melrose Place and after continued on Days of Our Lives. More recently, she was causing trouble on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has two daughters with her husband, actor Harry Hamlin.

Kelly Rutherford (Megan Lewis)


Kelly Rutherford

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Rutherford is perhaps best known for her role as Lily van der Woodsen on all six seasons of Gossip Girl and more recently starred in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Kristin Davis (Brooke Armstrong)


Kristin Davis

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Of course, Davis is best known for her role in the Sex and the City franchise. More recently, she starred in the reboot And Just Like That

Alyssa Milano (Jennifer Mancini)


Alyssa Milano

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She recently starred in the film Brazen and is known for her activism, particularly with the #MeToo movement.


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Bissett, Leighton, Zuniga, Show, and Langton are all set to appear at ’90s Con this fall. This news broke around the same time that another reboot is confirmed with several of the stars reprising their roles including Locklear, Leighton, and Zuniga. There was a short-lived reboot in 2009 that only lasted for one season. Now tell us, who is your favorite Melrose Place character?


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