September 2, 1968
Van Nuys, California, United States
Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer
A stage-trained actress, Cloke also has served as associate artistic director at The Alliance Repertory Company in Burbank, California. She has received acclaim for her work as a playwright and director, notably for her direction of the world premiere of Gina Wendkos' "Dirty Mustard."In her first lead, in the straight-to-video sci-fi actioner "Megaville" (1990), Cloke starred opposite Billy Zane as a bomb specialist defecting from the army. The comely brunette also starred in the rather campy "Caged Fear" (1992), as a woman who, taking the rap for her scoundrel boyfriend, goes to jail and finds herself imprisoned with lesbian wardens and female prisoners on the verge of revolt. Cloke has fared better on TV in the recurring role of a clothing designer and former model on the cop drama "Silk Stalkings" (CBS, 1991) and as a divorced secretary raising three children on the primetime soap "Winnetka Road" (NBC, 1994). She won positive notices (and a Daytime Emmy nomination) for her performance in the 1995 ABC Afterschool Special "The Long Road Home" playing a young wife who has trouble relating to her stepson. Cloke returned to series TV playing the leader of a 21st Century Marine Corps pilot squadron faced with the threat of an alien aggressor in "Space: Beyond and Beyond" (Fox, 1995-96) and later in a recurring role on Fox's "Millennium" during the 1997-98 season.