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|Full name:||Allene Damian Walker|
|Date of Birth:||August 25, 1961|
|Place of Birth:||Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States|
|Character:||Samantha "Sam" Waters|
|Latest appearance:||Reunion, Part 2|
She 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)
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. 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.
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.
From 1996 to 1999 she 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 she returned to television with a pilot ABC sitcom 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.
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.
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.
On June 14, 1997 Walker married John Landgraf, then a producer for NBC, at her parents' home in Santa Fe. Their son, Jon Walker Landgraf, was born on August 7 of that year. The couple have two additional children, Willam and Caleb.
|1988||Santa Barbara||Andrea Bedford||88 episodes|
|1989–1990||True Blue||Officer Jessica Haley||12 episodes|
|1990||Matlock||Renee Williams||1 episode|
|1991||Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion||Julia Collier|
|Eye of the Storm||Killer Girl|
|1992||Universal Soldier||Veronica Roberts|
|1993||The Seventh Coin||Lisa|
|Moon Over Miami||Gwen Cross||12 episodes|
|1993||When the Bough Breaks||Audrey Macleah|
|Someone to Die For||Alex Donaldson|
|While You Were Sleeping||Ashley Bartlett Bacon|
|Steal Big, Steal Little||Bonnie Martin|
|1996||Wings||Melissa Williams||1 episode|
|Bed of Roses||Wendy|
|1996–1999||Profiler||Doctor Samantha Waters|| 64 episodes, Nominated|
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films -Best Genre TV Actress (1998)
Satellite Awards - Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama (1998)
|1997||Brittle Glory||Elise Rosen|
|1998||Welcome to Hollywood||Herself|
|1999||If You Believe||Susan Stone|
|Happy, Texas||Josephine 'Joe' McClintock the Banker|
|2002||My Wonderful Life||Billie||TV pilot,|
|2005||For Norman... Wherever You Are|| Documentary, Director and Producer|
San Fernando Valley International Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature
Wine Country Film Festival - Champion of Conscience Award
|Sleeper Cell||Lynn Ellen Emerson||2 episodes|
|2006||ER||Fran Bevens||1 episode|
|The Shield||Tori Burke||1 episode|
|2007||By Appointment Only||Val Spencer||Actress and writer|
|American Dad!||Melinda||1 episode (voice)|
|Tell Me You Love Me||Katie||10 episodes|
|2008||Boston Legal||Attorney Phoebe Prentice||2 episodes|
|Law & Order||Gretchen Steel||1 episode|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rita Nettles||1 episode|
|Southland||Dr. Merrill Matthews||2 episodes|
|Toe to Toe||Claire|
|2010||Law and Order: SVU||Dr. Stanton||1 episode ("Conned")|
|2008–2010||Sons of Anarchy||Agent June Stahl||19 episodes|
|2011||The Protector||Gloria Sheppard||13 episodes|
- ↑ NNDB entry. Retrieved on 2008-07-19.
- ↑ Ally Walker bio
- ↑ Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (1998). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 7 September 2011.
- ↑ 1998 2nd Annual SATELLITE™ Awards. International Press Academy. Retrieved on 7 September 2011.
- ↑ Biography for Ally Walker
- ↑ Biography for Ally Walker
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Lifetime picks up two procedurals
- ↑ Exit 19 becomes The Protector for Lifetime set to air 2011-2012