Allene Damian Walker|
August 25, 1961
Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, producer, director, screenwriter|
Allene Damian "Ally" Walker (born August 25, 1961) is an American actress, screenwriter, television director, and television producer. She is known for her roles as Doctor Samantha Waters on the NBC crime drama series Profiler (1996–99), as Agent June Stahl on the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, (2008–10) and as Gloria Sheppard 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).
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. Subsequently, she worked as a researcher on a genetic engineering project, while preparing for medical school at UCLA. 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 film Aloha Summer (1988). 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.
Walker's first appearance was in the TV series Santa Barbara, 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.
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) and a Satellite Award (Actress in a Series, Drama (Television), 1997). 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. 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. 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. 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. The season finale featured Walker in a graphic nude masturbation scene. Later that year 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, a 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.
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On June 14, 1997, Walker married John Landgraf, then a producer for NBC, at her parents' home in Santa Fe. Their son, John, was born in August of that year. The couple has two additional children, Willam and Caleb.
|1988||Santa Barbara||Andrea Bedford||94 episodes|
|1989–90||True Blue||Officer Jessica Haley||12 episodes|
|1990||Matlock||Renee Williams||Episode: "The Biker"|
|1991||Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion||Julia Collier|
|1991||Eye of the Storm||Killer Girl|
|1992||Universal Soldier||Veronica Roberts|
|1993||The Seventh Coin||Lisa|
|1993||Moon Over Miami||Gwen Cross||12 episodes|
|1993||When the Bough Breaks||Audrey Macleah|
|1995||Someone to Die For||Alex Donaldson|
|1995||While You Were Sleeping||Ashley Bartlett Bacon|
|1995||Steal Big, Steal Little||Bonnie Martin|
|1996||Wings||Melissa Williams||Episode: "Love at First Flight"|
|1996||Bed of Roses||Wendy|
|1996–99||Profiler||Doctor Samantha Waters|| 64 episodes|
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (1998),
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1998)
|1997||Brittle Glory||Elise Rosen|
|1998||Welcome to Hollywood||Herself|
|1999||If You Believe||Susan Stone|
|1999||Happy, Texas||Josephine 'Joe' McClintock the Banker|
|2002||My Wonderful Life||Billie||TV pilot|
|2005||For Norman... Wherever You Are|| Documentary; director and producer|
Won – San Fernando Valley International Film Festival for Best Documentary Feature,
Wine Country Film Festival – Champion of Conscience Award
|2005||Sleeper Cell||Lynn Ellen Emerson||2 episodes|
|2006||ER||Fran Bevens||Episode: "Body & Soul"|
|2006||The Shield||Tori Burke||Episode: "Postpartum"|
|2007||By Appointment Only||Val Spencer||Also writer|
|2007||American Dad!||Melinda (voice)||Episode: "Four Little Words"|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||Katie||10 episodes|
|2008||Boston Legal||Attorney Phoebe Prentice||2 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order||Gretchen Steel||Episode: "Driven"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rita Nettles||Episode: "Hog Heaven"|
|2009||Southland||Dr. Merrill Matthews||2 episodes|
|2009||Toe to Toe||Claire|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Stanton||Episode: "Conned"|
|2008–10||Sons of Anarchy||Agent June Stahl||19 episodes|
|2011||The Protector||Gloria Sheppard||13 episodes|
|2013||Mischief Night||Dr. Pomock|
|2014||Taxi Brooklyn||Frankie Sullivan|
|2015||Sex, Death and Bowling||Director, writer and producer|
- "NNDB entry". Retrieved 2008-07-19.
- "Ally Walker bio". IMDb.
- "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1998)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- "1998 2nd Annual SATELLITE™ Awards". International Press Academy. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- "Biography for Ally Walker". IMDb.
- "Biography for Ally Walker". Mithlond.net.
- "Ally Walker won Best Documentary Feature at the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, as well as the Champion of Conscience Award at Wine Country Film Festival". IMDb.
- Lifetime picks up two procedurals
- Exit 19 becomes The Protector for Lifetime set to air 2011-2012
- Official Website
- Ally Walker at the Internet Movie Database
- Ally Walker on Twitter
- Ally Walker at AllMovie
- Ally Walker at TVGuide.com
- "Ally as Andrea Bedford". Santa Barbara Online.
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