Ally Walker

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Ally Walker
BornAllene Damian Walker
(1961-08-25) August 25, 1961 (age 53)
Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress
Producer
Director
Screenwriter
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Craig Sexton (1985-?) (divorced)
John Landgraf (1997–present)
ChildrenJohn Walker Landgraf (b. 1997)
William Landgraf (b. 2000)
Caleb Landgraf (b. 2003)
Website
www.allywalker.com
 
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Ally Walker
BornAllene Damian Walker
(1961-08-25) August 25, 1961 (age 53)
Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress
Producer
Director
Screenwriter
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Craig Sexton (1985-?) (divorced)
John Landgraf (1997–present)
ChildrenJohn Walker Landgraf (b. 1997)
William Landgraf (b. 2000)
Caleb Landgraf (b. 2003)
Website
www.allywalker.com

Allene Damian "Ally" Walker (born August 25, 1961) is an American actress, producer, director and screenwriter.

Walker is best known for her roles as Doctor Samantha Waters on the NBC crime drama series Profiler (1996–1999), as Agent June Stahl on the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2010) and as Gloria Shepherd in the Lifetime drama series The Protector (2011). She has also starred in films such as Universal Soldier (1992), Singles (1992), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Kazaam (1996), Happy, Texas (1999), and Wonderful World (2009).

Early life[edit]

Walker was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee and grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Originally intending to become a scientist, she attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she obtained a degree in biochemistry.[1] Subsequently, she worked as a researcher on a genetic engineering project, while preparing for medical school at UCLA. However, while spending a semester at Richmond College of Arts in London, England, she discovered an interest in performing. Her professional dramatic career began when she was cast in the 1988 film Aloha Summer. Her role ended up on the cutting room floor, but her interest in acting had been kindled. Her scientific career was put on hold indefinitely.

Career[edit]

Walker's first appearance was in the TV series Santa Barbara, appearing as Andrea Bedford. Since then, she has gone on to numerous roles in films and TV series including the NBC TV movie Perry Mason and the Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991) as the devious daughter of Diana Muldaur. In 1993 she starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series Moon Over Miami. In 1994, was offered the opportunity to test for both Rachel and Monica for NBC's series Friends.[2]

From 1996 to 1999, Walker played the lead role Doctor Samantha Waters on the NBC crime drama series Profiler. For this role she was nominated for a Saturn Award (Best Genre TV Actress, 1998)[3] and a Satellite Award (Actress in a Series, Drama (Television), 1997).[4] She has also appeared in the films Singles (1992), Universal Soldier (1992), When the Bough Breaks (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Kazaam 1996) and Happy, Texas (1999). In 1997, she was listed as one of People magazine's "40 Most Fascinating People on TV.[5] In 1999 she played the lead role in Lifetime Movie If You Believe.

In 2002, Walker returned to television with a sitcom pilot for ABC called My Wonderful Life. She also was a producer. The show did not get a series order.[6] In 2005 she released a documentary film For Norman... Wherever You Are as director and producer. The film was screened at several film festivals and received several awards.[7] From 2005 to 2010, Walker played many guest roles on TV shows, such as Sleeper Cell, ER, Boston Legal, Law & Order, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Southland and Law and Order: SVU.

Beginning in September 2007, Walker starred in the HBO series about sexual relationships, Tell Me You Love Me. Unlike the other regular characters on the show, her character refrained from nudity or sex during the course of the season. That ended in the season finale with Walker engaging in a graphic nude sex scene with a masturbatory theme. Also in 2007 she played the lead role and was a scriptwriter for a thriller film By Appointment Only. In 2009 she starred in the movies Toe to Toe and Wonderful World. From 2008 to 2010, Walker had a recurring role as ATF Agent June Stahl, major antagonist on the FX series Sons of Anarchy.

Walker played a leading role in the Lifetime drama series The Protector in 2011, which revolves around a single mother who struggles to balance her family and professional life as an LAPD homicide detective.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

On June 14, 1997 Walker married John Landgraf, then a producer for NBC, at her parents' home in Santa Fe. Their son, John Walker Landgraf, was born on August 7 of that year. The couple have two additional children, Willam and Caleb.

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Santa BarbaraAndrea Bedford88 episodes
1989SwimsuitRomella
1989–1990True BlueOfficer Jessica Haley12 episodes
1990MatlockRenee Williams1 episode
1991Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal FashionJulia Collier
1991Eye of the StormKiller Girl
1992Universal SoldierVeronica Roberts
1992SinglesPam
1993The Seventh CoinLisa
1993Moon Over MiamiGwen Cross12 episodes
1993When the Bough BreaksAudrey Macleah
1995Just LookingSherrie
1995Someone to Die ForAlex Donaldson
1995While You Were SleepingAshley Bartlett Bacon
1995Steal Big, Steal LittleBonnie Martin
1996WingsMelissa Williams1 episode
1996Bed of RosesWendy
1996KazaamAlice Connor
1996–1999ProfilerDoctor Samantha Waters64 episodes
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (1998)
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1998)
1997Brittle GloryElise Rosen
1998Welcome to HollywoodHerself
1999If You BelieveSusan Stone
1999Happy, TexasJosephine 'Joe' McClintock the Banker
2002My Wonderful LifeBillieTV pilot
2005For Norman... Wherever You AreDocumentary, Director and Producer
San Fernando Valley International Film Festival for Best Documentary Feature
Wine Country Film Festival - Champion of Conscience Award
2005Sleeper CellLynn Ellen Emerson2 episodes
2006ERFran Bevens1 episode
2006The ShieldTori Burke1 episode
2007By Appointment OnlyVal SpencerAlso writer
2007American Dad!Melinda1 episode (voice)
2007Tell Me You Love MeKatie10 episodes
2008Boston LegalAttorney Phoebe Prentice2 episodes
2008Law & OrderGretchen Steel1 episode
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRita Nettles1 episode
2009SouthlandDr. Merrill Matthews2 episodes
2009Toe to ToeClaire
2009Wonderful WorldEliza
2010Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDr. Stanton1 episode ("Conned")
2008–2010Sons of AnarchyAgent June Stahl19 episodes
2011The ProtectorGloria Sheppard13 episodes
2013Angel's PerchJudy
2013April RainLinda
2013Mischief NightDr. Pomock
2014Taxi BrooklynFrankie Sullivan
2015Sex, Death and BowlingDirector, Writer and Producer[10]

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