Ally Walker

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Ally Walker
Born Allene Damian Walker
(1961-08-25) August 25, 1961 (age 53)
Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress, producer, director, screenwriter
Years active 1988–present
Children 3
Website
www.allywalker.com

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).

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. 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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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.[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. 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.[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, was born in August of that year. The couple has two additional children, Willam and Caleb.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Santa Barbara Andrea Bedford 94 episodes
1989 Swimsuit Romella
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
1992 Singles Pam
1993 The Seventh Coin Lisa
1993 Moon Over Miami Gwen Cross 12 episodes
1993 When the Bough Breaks Audrey Macleah
1995 Just Looking Sherrie
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 Kazaam Alice Connor
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,[citation needed]
Wine Country Film Festival – Champion of Conscience Award[citation needed]
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
2009 Wonderful World Eliza
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 Angel's Perch Judy
2013 April Rain Linda
2013 Mischief Night Dr. Pomock
2014 Taxi Brooklyn Frankie Sullivan
2015 Sex, Death and Bowling Director, writer and producer[10]

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