Birthday: August 25, 1961
Age: 59 Years, 59 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Allene Damian
Born in: Tullahoma, Tennessee, US
Famous as: Actress
Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Females
Spouse/Ex-: John Landgraf (m. 1997)
father: James Joseph Walker
mother: Louhannah (née Mann)
children: Caleb Landgraf, Jon Walker Landgraf, Willam Landgraf
U.S. State: Tennessee
education: David Geffen School of Medicine, Richmond College of Arts, University of California Santa Cruz
Allene Damian "Ally" Walker is an American TV, film, and stage actor. She made her TV debut with the series ‘Santa Barbara,’ which was followed by lead roles in the short-lived dramas ‘True Blue’ and ‘Moon over Miami.’ Over the years, Walker showcased her versatility with different roles in TV series. These include her roles of forensic psychologist ‘Doctor Samantha Waters’ in ‘Profiler’ (which earned her two ‘Saturn Award’ nominations), ‘Katie’ in ‘’Tell Me You Love Me,’ ‘Agent June Stahl’ in ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ and ‘Gloria Sheppard’ in ‘The Protector.’ She simultaneously acted in big-screen flicks such as ‘Universal Soldier,’ ‘Singles,’ and ‘While You Were Sleeping.’ She wrote and starred in the TV film ‘By Appointment Only’ and wrote, directed, and produced the film ‘Sex, Death and Bowling.’ Walker also made her mark on stage, debuting in Alan Ball's ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.’ She later performed in Nora and Delia Ephron's ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore.’ Walker is a child welfare and environmental activist and backs several such organisations. She has directed and produced the documentary ‘For Norman... Wherever You Are.’
Childhood & Early Life
Allene Damian Walker was born on August 25, 1961, in Tullahoma, Tennessee, US, to physicist James Joseph Walker and Louhannah (née Mann). Her mother was an attorney. Her father worked at ‘The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Walker’ and was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Initially, Walker wanted to be a scientist and obtained a degree in biochemistry from the ‘University of California, Santa Cruz.’ She then started preparing herself for medical school at the ‘University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA), during which she worked as a researcher on a genetic engineering project.
She developed a keen interest in acting when she attended the ‘Richmond College of Arts’ in London, England. However, she did not venture into acting back then and continued with her studies. It was not until she was discovered in a Los Angeles restaurant that she was cast in her first project.
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Walker made her professional acting debut with the 1988 American comedy–drama film ‘Aloha Summer.’ However, her scenes were deleted from the film’s final version. In early 1988, she became a series regular, playing ‘Andrea Bedford’ in the ‘NBC’-aired American soap opera ‘Santa Barbara.’
She starred as ‘Officer Jessica Haley’ in the ‘NBC’ crime-drama series ‘True Blue’ (1989–1990 ), as ‘Julia Collier’ in the 1991 TV film ‘Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion,’ and as ‘Gwen Cross’ in the ‘ABC’ crime drama ‘Moon Over Miami’ (1993).
Meanwhile, she appeared in a few films before landing with the female lead role of ‘Veronica Roberts,’ opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, in the 1992-released blockbuster American military science-fiction action film ‘Universal Soldier.’ The same year, Walker appeared in the supporting role of ‘Pam’ in the Cameron Crowe-directed American romantic comedy ‘Singles.’
She starred as ‘State Profiler Audrey Macleah’ in the 1994 American thriller film ‘When the Bough Breaks.’ In the ensuing years, Walker starred in many other films, such as ‘Kazaam’ (1996), ‘Just Looking’ (1999), and ‘By Appointment Only’ (2007). She also contributed as a writer in the last film. She featured in supporting roles in films such as the Sandra Bullock-starrer 1995 romantic comedy ‘While You Were Sleeping’ and the Andy García-starrer 1995 comedy ‘Steal Big Steal Little.’
Meanwhile, her lead role of ‘Doctor Samantha Waters’ in the first three seasons (1996–1999) of the ‘NBC’-aired American crime-drama ‘Profiler’ fetched her ‘Saturn Award’ nominations for the ‘Best Actress on Television’ and the ‘Best Actress – Television Series Drama’ in 1998. ‘People’ magazine listed her on its list of the "40 Most Fascinating People on TV" in 1996.
She essayed the lead role of ‘Susan Stone’ in the 1999 ‘Lifetime’ TV movie ‘If You Believe.’ She furthered her fame on TV, playing starring roles in the series ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ (2007), ‘The Protector’ (2011), and ‘Taxi Brooklyn’ (2014). She also had recurring roles in the series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (2008–2010), ‘Longmire’ (2015–2016), and ‘Colony’ (2016–2018). Walker also guest-featured in several TV series, such as ‘Tales from the Crypt,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘Matlock,’ and ‘Law & Order.’
An environmental and child welfare activist, Walker supports organizations such as the ‘CYFC Children Youth and Family Collaborative’ and the ‘Environmental Defense Fund.’ She directed and produced the 2005 documentary ‘For Norman... Wherever You Are,’ which was screened at many film festivals. It won the ‘Champion of Conscience Award’ at the ‘Wine Country Film Festival’ and the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at the ‘San Fernando Valley International Film Festival.’
Walker also performed in many ‘Off-Broadway’ productions in New York. Her stage credits include Alan Ball's play ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ (which marked her stage debut) and the Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron play ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore.’
She contributed as a director, writer, and producer for the 2015 American independent comedy–drama film ‘Sex, Death and Bowling,’ starring Adrian Grenier and Selma Blair.
Family & Personal Life
She married TV executive John Landgraf on June 14, 1997. They have three sons: John Walker, William, and Caleb. She stays with her family in Santa Monica, California.