Ava Sambora, the teenage daughter of actress Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, is about to make her acting debut.
The 13-year-old model is set to appear in a new comedy film helmed by Judd Apatow that is set for release in June 2012, Variety reported recently. The trade publication said Ava Sambora will make a cameo as the best friend of the director's daughter, Maude.
She and her sister, Iris, play the children of Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who is also their real mother and Judd Apatow's wife.
"I'm going to direct a movie this summer, which is a spin-off from 'Knocked Up,'" Apatow told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the 2011 Silver Circle Gala on February 28. "It's about the characters that Paul Rudd and Lesile Mann played and all of the issues of their marriage five years later."
"My daughters will be back," he added. "This is how I pay for their college education. I put them in movies and pay them SAG scale."
Rudd, Mann, Maude Apatow, 13, and her sister Iris, 8, portrayed a family in the hit 2007 comedy film "Knocked Up," which also starred Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. Maude Apatow's dark-humored character explained an original theory about where babies come from and delivered lines such as "I Googled murder."
Mann and her daughters also portrayed a family in Judd Apatow's 2009 comedy movie "Funny People," which starred Adam Sandler.
Judd Apatow's 2012 comedy movie is tentatively dubbed "This Is Forty." Others set to appear in it include Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, "Knocked Up" actors Jason Segel and Charlyne Yi and Melissa McCarthy, who starred in the 2011 film "Bridesmaids," a hit comedy Judd Apatow had produced.
Ava Sambora made her modeling debut last year at age 12 at fashion show for her father's White Trash Beautiful clothing line. The teenage is the only child of Richie Sambora, 52, and Locklear, a 49-year-old actress known for her roles on shows such as "Melrose Place" and "Dynasty." The couple ended their 12-year marriage in 2006.
UPDATE: On August 12, it was confirmed that Heather Locklear is engaged to her former "Melrose Place" co-star, Jack Wagner. Check out details here.