Laken Lockridge




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Father : Lionel Lockridge

Mother : Augusta Lockridge

Brothers : Brick Wallace (half-brother), Warren Lockridge (half-brother)

  Former known boyfriends : Ted Capwell (1984-1985, 1987), T.J. Daniels (1987), Amado Gonzalez (1990-1991)

Professions : Student at Lyman prep, Stephen Slade's assistant


Julie Ronnie :
July 30 1984 (# 1) to September 12 1985 (# 289), December 24 1985 (# 358)

Susan Marie Snyder :
May 15 1987 (# 712) to January 22 1988 (# 873)

Shell Danielson :
June 04 1990 (# 1475) to July 19 1991 (# 1758)

Necessarily a recurring character because of her filiation, Laken has however never knew storylines worthy of the name. This is why she also easily knew disappearances and resurrections throughout the show.

In 1984, Laken belongs to Santa Barbara's young generation group : she spends her time with Jade Perkins, Danny Andrade and especially Ted Capwell, the younger son of her parents' rival-family, with whom she is in love. Of the band, it is her who shows herself the most serious, the most reasonable. She only follows them when they leave for adventure to Hollywood or acquire a seedy motel in Santa Barbara low districts. Her love with Ted turn to be very difficult : the parental authority are opposed to this passion which tries to defy generations of rivalry and animosity between the Capwells and the Lockridges. Laken must face the worst responses from her mother Augusta, this latter even going until serving on toats the pet pigeon which was used as a messenger between the two lovers ! Laken only finds comfort with her grandmother, Minx, who ends up giving her blessing by love for her. But even while defying the interdictions, Laken has great difficulties to bloom in her relation with Ted, this latter being moreover particularly timid and clumsy.

At the beginning of 1985, she learns by Augusta that Sophia, Ted's mother whom everybody considered dead, is well alive. Inadvertently, she turns herself to be the first one to make him in her turn this revelation. Laken never stops then to get opposed to this woman who was formerly her father's mistress, and whom she wrongly suspects to try to ruin her family to take up with him. Her recriminations cause many dissensions with Ted, and the couple parts. When Laken finally finds Ted back, she has to face the little schemes of Christie DuVall, who became infatuated with Ted and wants to persuade of their love-affair. Laken does not understand why Ted takes Christie's defense, in particular after she accused him of rape, and decides to leave the city for Lake Tahoe.

She comes back in 1987, discovering with stupor how much the things had changed during her absence : her parents divorced, her mother and her brother left the city, and Ted is now married to sweet Hayley Benson. Still there, Laken only leads a small life, between her father whom she sometimes helps at the bar Johnny's Place repurchased to his son Brick, and Ted whom she tries to seduce in vain. She is joined in Santa Barbara by her former boyfriend T.J. Daniels, with whom she remains friend without succumbing to his attempts to reconquer her. With Ted, Jake Morton and him, she participates in the opening of a new nightclub, The Lair, but does not stay enough time to see it growing up. At first reluctant, she eventually welcomes with a sincere friendship her father's new girlfriend, Caroline Wilson. For her, she agrees to keep the secret of the terrible disease this latter knows to be victim of just before dying. Once Ted divorced with Hayley, Laken sees her chances to take up with him become a reality. But they both matured and changed. The couple does not work. Laken decides again to clear off, this time for New York.

She finally reappears in 1990, delighted by finally find her parents reunited together, after having thought her father dead in an accident in Singapore. Whereas she seems attracted by movie director Stephen Slade, with whom she takes dramatic art lessons, this is with Amado Gonzalez that she meets love. But because of their social status difference, she has to confront, a new time, her mother's disapproval. Decided to become emancipated, Laken launches into extreme sports, car race... To Amado's great displeasure, who worries about her and eventually gets tired of her sudden eccentricities. Because of their differences which became more marked with the months, Laken prefers, a few days after the return of her half-brother Warren, to leave town again...

Read also : Cross purposes between Capwells and Lockridges

Exclusive interviews Santa Barbara : le site Francais
Susan Marie Snyder
Shell Danielson
Press articles
Julie Ronnie
She owes everything to Santa Barbara and she still goes away..., 1987
«That's life !», 1992

Susan Marie Snyder (Laken Lockridge)
Susan gets her man !, 1991
Shell Danielson
Shell Danielson, 1991
The photos of Laken
Julie Ronnie

Susan Marie Snyder

Shell Danielson

Laken and her family

Laken and men

Laken and the others