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Ally Walker Biography, Age, Santa Barbara, Profiler, Movies, and TV Shows

Ally Walker Biography

(Allene Damian Walker) Ally Walker is an American actress who made her television debut in the NBC daytime soap opera, Santa Barbara (1988), before landing the leading roles on the short-lived dramas True Blue (1989–1990), and also Moon Over Miami (1993).

Ally Walker Age

Allene Damian Walker was born on August 25, 1961, in Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S. She is 59 years old as of 2021.

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Ally Walker Family

Walker was born to James Joseph Walker, a physicist, and Louhannah (née Mann) who would then become an attorney. Walker grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico where her father worked at The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Ally attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she earned a degree in biochemistry originally intending to become a scientist.

Finally, Walker worked as a researcher on a genetic engineering project, while preparing for medical school at UCLA. She later discovered an interest in performing while spending a semester at Richmond College of Arts in London, England. Walker’s professional career began when she was cast in the film Aloha Summer (1988). Her Scene was however cut from the final version.

Ally Walker Husband

Ally married John Landgraf on June 14, 1997, at her parent’s home in Sanat Fe. He was then a producer for NBC. They have three sons.

Ally Walker photo

 Santa Barbara

Ally joined the cast of NBC daytime soap opera, Santa Barbara, playing Andrea Bedford in early 1988. She then began appearing on primetime television later that year. Walker played the female lead in the short-lived NBC crime drama series True Blue during the 1989-90 television season. She then later guest-starred on Matlock, L.A. Law, and Tales from the Crypt. Walker starred in the 1991 NBC television movie Perry Mason and also the Case of the Fatal Fashion as the devious daughter of Diana Muldaur’s character. Moreover, she also starred alongside Billy Campbell in the short-lived ABC comedy-drama, Moon Over Miami IN 1993.

 Universal Soldier

Ally also played the female leading role opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the science-fiction action film Universal Soldier directed by Roland Emmerich in 1992. She also played a supporting role in the Cameron Crowe romantic comedy Singles later that year. Walker’s first star-billed role was in the 1994 thriller When the Bough Breaks. She then had supporting roles in Sandra Bullock’s box-office hit While You Were Sleeping, and Andy García’s flop Steal Big Steal Little in 1995. She co-starred alongside Shaquille O’Neal in the fantasy comedy film, Kazaam the following year.

Ally Walker Profiler

She was cast in the leading role as Doctor Samantha Waters in the NBC crime drama series Profiler in 1996, a role for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television nomination in 1998, and also a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. In 1996, Walker was listed as one of People’s “40 Most Fascinating People on TV.” She then starred as the lead during the first three seasons, but then left the show in the fall of 1999. Walker was replaced by Jamie Luner as a new profiler during the show’s final season. She co-starred opposite Steve Zahn in the comedy film Happy, Texas, and played the lead role in the Lifetime television movie, If You Believe later in 1999.

 Sons Of Anarchy

Ally had the recurring role as ATF Agent June Stahl, a major antagonist on the FX crime drama series Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2010.

Ally Walker Net Worth

The Santa Barbara star has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Ally Walker Height

Ally stands at a height of 1.78m.

 Movies and TV Shows

Ally Walker Movies

Year

Title

Role

2015

Sex, Death, and Bowling

2014

April Rain

Linda

2013

Angel’s Perch

Judy

Mischief Night

Dr. Pomock

2009

Toe to Toe

Claire

Wonderful World

Eliza

2007

By Appointment Only

Val Spencer

2005

For Norman… Wherever You Are

1999

Happy, Texas

Josephine “Joe” McClintock the Banker

1998

Welcome to Hollywood

Herself

1997

Brittle Glory

Elise Rosen

1996

Bed of Roses

Wendy

Kazaam

Alice Connor

1995

Just Looking

Sherrie

Someone to Die For

Alex Donaldson

While You Were Sleeping

Ashley Bartlett Bacon

Steal Big Steal Little

Bonnie Martin

1994

When the Bough Breaks

Audrey Macleah

1993

The Seventh Coin

Lisa

1992

Universal Soldier

Veronica Roberts

Singles

Pam

1991

Eye of the Storm

Killer Girl

Ragin’ Cajun

Kati

1988

Aloha Summer

Ally Walker TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

2017

Ghosted

Capt. Lafrey

2016–2018

Colony

Helena Goldwin

2015–2016

Longmire

Dr. Donna Monaghan

2014

Taxi Brooklyn

Frankie Sullivan

2011

The Protector

Gloria Sheppard

2010

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Dr. Stanton

2009

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Rita Nettles

Southland

Dr. Merrill Matthews

2008–2010

Sons of Anarchy

Agent June Stahl

2008

Boston Legal

Attorney Phoebe Prentice

Law & Order

Gretchen Steel

2007

American Dad!

Melinda (voice)

Tell Me You Love Me

Katie

2006

ER

Fran Bevens

The Shield

Tori Burke

2005

Sleeper Cell

Lynn Ellen Emerson

2002

My Wonderful Life

Billie

1999

The Pretender

Doctor Samantha Waters

If You Believe

Susan Stone

1996–1999

Profiler

Doctor Samantha Waters

1996

Wings

Melissa Williams

1993

Moon Over Miami

Gwen Cross

1992

The Witches of Eastwick

Alexandra Spofford

1991

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion

Julia Collier

1990

Matlock

Renee Williams

1989–1990

True Blue

Officer Jessica Haley

1989

Swimsuit

Romella

1988

Santa Barbara

Andrea Bedford

 Twitter

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Ally Walker Instagram

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Ally Walker Interview

Published: November 23, 2010

Source: www.dailyactor.com

Does your character ‘Stahl’ have a moral compass?

Ally: When I got the character thrown at me last—or given to me, not thrown at me—but there was a lot thrown to me right away with “Stahl.”  In order to really kind of understand her, I had to sort of understand that whatever worked for her at that moment was how I was going to go what—“June”—I was going to go.  That really is a sociopath, whatever works for her.  So she’s kind of like this wonderful little actress.  At least that’s what I like to think.  I don’t know if she’s so wonderful, but— That’s what I did with her.  I just made everything, anything that was to her advantage, she was lovely.  She could turn on a dime, and I really like that.

It was kind of a wow reveal when we saw that “Stahl” has a girlfriend right now.  Was that a surprise to you?  Why was right now kind of the time to reveal that in the show?

Ally Walker:  I’m not really sure why the timing was right.  You’d have to ask Kurt Sutter that, but no, actually it wasn’t a surprise to me.  Last year, I had filmed a scene in bed with a female lover, so I’d kind of built that into the character last year.  “Stahl,” obviously, is kind of a sociopath.  At least that’s how I sort of like to play her and an opportunist, so I don’t think her sexuality is really about being— It’s interesting.  I think she is gay probably, but I think she swings both ways depending on what works for her.  So no, it wasn’t a surprise to me.

I was a huge big fan of Profiler.  I wanted to know what was easier for you to play, was it the nice “Sam” or this ruthless, not-so-nice “June”?

Ally: I think both of them were easy in different ways.  I think it’s been really fun for me as an actor, after playing “Sam” and after playing “Katie” in Tell Me You Love Me and sort of this kind of pure, sweet people to sink my teeth into someone so vile as “June Stahl.” So, I really love this turn because there’s just nothing off the table.  She’ll do anything to get what she wants.  I just applaud her ruthlessness.  It’s kind of nice.  It’s a nice twist for me.

You hear a lot of people say they have to approach a character as like they’re doing the right thing, justify it.  She could be the hero of a show, an agent who bends the rules to make their case.  But here, she’s the thorn in the side.  How do you make “Agent Stahl” work in the dynamic in Sons of Anarchy, where she’s obviously painted as the black cat.

Ally: Well, that’s an interesting question and that’s actually what I used to laugh at.  In the beginning, I said, “Look, guys, I’m on the side of right.  You guys aren’t.”  I think the way that I sort of painted the character is that everything that she’s doing it for the right outcome.  If you really look at her reasoning behind everything, the problem with her is her own ego has gotten in her way, and now it’s all about “June.”

It was probably always this way.   It’s so personal that she wants to win.  It’s not about doing the right thing anymore. However, it’s about, “I’m going to beat you at your own game.”  In that respect, she lowers herself.  But I really do believe that “June” is sociopathic, at least that’s how I play her.  I think in her mind, she’s always right.

It also seems like she’s kind of evolved over the course of the show.  It seemed like in the first season that she was going to be kind of the big bad and be done. In fact, your role in this has become this interesting wild card.  Do you know if that was always the plan?

Ally: No, no.  It wasn’t. I was asked to do three shows.  I know Kurt from working on The Shield, and Kurt asked me to come in.  Tell Me You Love Me had just gone down, and he asked me to come in for three shows.  I said, “Sure,” because I really love his writing and I loved the concept of the show.   I love the character.  She was kind of wild.  No, I just kept getting written for.  It was really an honor.  I mean, Kurt was really lovely to me.  I guess she was just a good bad guy so they kept writing, and she got more and more outlandish, which is really fun to play.  So, I’m very appreciative of what Kurt Sutter did for me.

The show is a really intense drama.  I was wondering, what’s everyone like when the cameras aren’t rolling?

Ally: Really sweet and funny.  Funny, funny, funny.  It’s been my experience that when you have a really dark show—like when I was doing Profiler or if there’s ever a really scary show—the crew kind of lets loose and the actors by being funny and kind of goofy.  The guys are really funny.  Ron Perlman is hilarious, and Katey and I gab about where to go get facials.  It’s really normal and funny.  It’s a good group of guys.  A very sweet group of boys.  I love the boys.  They’re great.

Who is your favorite character to work with?

Ally: That’s tough to say.  I mean all of them really.  I love working with Katey.  Katey and Charlie.  I’ve had most of my sort of deeper scenes with these guys, and we just kind of hum along together.  Katey and I are good buddies, so it’s been a real pleasure for me to get to work with her.  I think Charlie is just a soulful little actor. Therefore, I just really love working with Charlie. Too, I love working with Ron.  I worked with him on two films.  It’s just a good group.

Is there a scene that you’re particularly proud of, the way it turned out, either this season or in previous seasons?

Ally: Yes, there are a few scenes.  I think the writing on the show’s been pretty good. Also, I think it was season one right before “Donna” died, where I’m interrogating “Opie,” and I’m just kind of screwing him over.  I’m just doing it with sort of this relishing.  Then there’s the interrogation scene when “Jax” was in prison, which I really like because he kind of came right back at me.  Of course, I love the scene with Katey in the 7-Eleven, where I’m stepping over the agents and confronting her.

I think what I like about the character, what Kurt writes, is that there’s just a lot of—he does this is sort of black comedy with my character, which is just so great because it just spices everything up and it makes it really fun to try to hit those.  But I’ve liked quite a few of the scenes.

When you read a script, what are some of your initial reactions to how far “Stahl” is willing to go to get her way?

Ally: There are so many leaps with the character.  She just flies over all the sort of logical steps to get somewhere sometimes.  At first, it really scared me, and I sort of like to take baby steps, but with her, I just had to just sort of jump because you don’t really see—unless you work it with the way of it’s like, “Of course, I would do this because that’s the way I get what I want.”  I’m not really that way.  I’m used to playing much humbler characters, if you will, with sort of normal thought patterns.

Sometimes I literally go, “Oh my god.  Oh my god.  How am I going to do this?  This is ridiculous.”  But somehow I just kind of, I just hang on and it goes.  I just try to keep it real but it’s a pretty big step.  “Stahl’s” a little nutty.  But it’s a lot of fun, I will say that.  It’s a lot of fun.

What do you enjoy the most about playing “Stahl” and what kind of reactions do you get from the fans of the show?

Ally: Oh my god, it’s been scary actually.  People hate me so much.  People really hate me. Because,  I’ve never had more people come up to me and say, “I love to hate you.  I love you.  I hate you so much.”  It’s the weirdest thing.  It’s very flattering but there’s a lot of people out there who kind of mistake it for reality, I think, sometimes, and they just are pretty harsh on me.  What I love playing about “June” is her fearlessness.  I really like that.

Have you ever thought one thing about your character and then get a script and think, “Oh, I was completely wrong about that.”

Ally: Yes, in the beginning, I couldn’t quite— Yes, actually this was a difficult character for me to embrace in the beginning because I came off Tell Me You Love Me, which was very very real and very down to earth.  It was a very different character.  It was a little bit tough for me at first to kind of get my head around playing someone who was kind of amoral and didn’t really follow the logical steps that one would take.  So I kind of had to find her.  But after a few episodes, I was like, “Oh, I get it.  Okay.”

She’s out there.  She’s a very out-there character so it was. Though I tend to play things really close to the bone, and this person was not close to any bones that I really ever. Maybe she was but I didn’t know about them.  She’s a, she’s a trip.  She was really kind of – at first, it was like “Huh, am I going to really do that?” and then I went, “Yeah, okay.”  I really enjoyed it.  It was a learning experience for me.  It really was. Also, it was very fun and very scary for me to do the role.  She’s very different than anyone I’d done.

You’ve had a really incredibly successful career.  What’s your advice to actors?

Ally: You know Betty Davis’ advice to young actors? Take Fountain [Avenue]. Ron Pearlman told me that one, by the way.

If you want to do this, you have to really love what you’re doing.  You have to really take care of who you are because it’s a very difficult business and you have to really believe in yourself because— It is an incredibly tough business, incredibly tough and you just have to keep going.  Perseverance is everything.  It’s everything.

How do you approach the scripts? You have a lot of tense scenes, how does it translate off the page?  Is there ever anything that needs to be changed in order to improve or make the scene work better?

Ally: The thing about Kurt Sutter is he’s really a wonderful writer.  There’s not a lot of changing with Kurt.  He likes us actors to really adhere to the script, which I respect.  He’s a very good writer. Besides, he has really sort of thought everything through.  I try to gather as much information and just kind of bathe in it before I shoot and just kind of— Then on the set, new things will come.  You pick up things and subtleties in an actor’s performance that will change your reaction.  It’s all kinds of listening and reacting, and we have this history now.

For example, we did a scene—Charlie and I—this year and it became very interesting.  I never thought—you’ll see it in a few shows. Although, I never thought we’d do a scene like that.  It was very seductive and kind of creepy.  Charlie and I at the end of the scene were like, “Whoa, what was that?”  But it played beautifully and Kurt was really happy.  None of us could have seen that coming.  It was kind of this intimate little dance of threatening each other that was really kind of sexual. However, there’s a lot of sexual undertones, which is really weird, but it was fun to play.

people’s essence

Those kinds of things seep in.  They seep in because people’s essence—for lack of a better word—their persona kind of comes in and it changes everything.  It’s really interesting.  The older I’ve gotten as an actress, I do my preparation but I don’t think so much anymore.  I tend to just go, and it’s gotten a lot more fun for me.  I go, “Okay, the water’s— I’m on a diving board.

Furthermore, I’m going to get up to the diving board.  I’m going to walk to the end of the diving board, and the water’s going to be deep enough to catch me and,” but that jump— I don’t plan it.  I don’t know what’s going to happen in that jump, but I jump.  It has made it very fun for me.  I hope it works.  Most of the time I think it does, but there’s always a swing and a miss going on.  But it’s really fun to see what happens on the set.  It’s really fun.

I noticed that you did Universal Soldier back in the 80s and 90s.  What was that whole experience like working with Van Damme?

Ally: Oh, that was a great experience for me.  I sort of came off a television series. It’s funny because I was asked to audition for it like every other— There were a lot of girls and they had wanted bigger names than me.  It was very flattering, flattering —I was doing a lot of comedy at the time. Roland Emmerich picked me because I was funny because I made the scenes funny.

It was a great experience because Roland would go, “I would just ad-lib something and make it funny.”  It was really fun.  I had a wonderful time on that film.  I loved the guys.  I’m a tomboy. Too, I always get along well with boys.  I love Jean Claude. It was really fun for me. Again,  it was really a very fun experience for me.

What can you tell us about your new Lifetime pilot?  How did the project come to you?

Ally: Gosh, it’s been really quick.  I’d just signed with Innovative Artists, which is my new agency, and Katie Mason is an old friend of mine.  She became my manager within the last couple of weeks.  Well, Katie’s been with me for a couple of months, but then I just signed with Innovative.  One of the first things they did—I met with them and I signed with them and then literally a week later, they said, “We have something here.  We want you to look at it.  We want to know—”  In the beginning, they all will try to figure out what you like, what they like, you know blah, blah, blah.  How it’s going to work.  They sent me Exit 19 and I just loved it.  I just went, “Oh.”  I loved it.  Then they got me an offer.

Writing

I’ve sort of stayed away from being a regular on a series for a really long time.  I did Tell Me You Love Me but it was so ensemble, I worked like two days a week, which was great because my children were very little at the time.  The baby was just two and a half.  Now it’s been ten years since I got off Profiler and I went, “It’s okay.”  I wanted to come back and it’s just kind of fortuitous that this thing landed in my lap.  I know Nina Wass and Gene Steiner, the producers of the show.  It’s just really good.  It’s very sweet, and it can be dark but it’s funny and it’s quirky.  I love that.  It’s not one thing, it’s a lot of things.  I think the writing is excellent.

For me, it’s always the writing, because you’re the voice.  That’s who I am ultimately is what the writer has prescribed, so I really just go with the writer, the writing.  But it’s a really great little pilot and I mean not little, but it’s a great pilot and I hope people respond to it.