Aug. 25th, 1961
Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA
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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).
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.
After graduating with her degree in science, Walker worked on a genetic engineering project until a producer saw her in an L.A. restaurant and cast her in a movie. Television provided employment in the early days of her career with parts in the soap opera Santa Barbara (1984) and series True Blue (1989), in which she played a cop. In the television series Moon Over Miami (1993), Walker moved to private eye. In the television series Profiler (1996), she is again working with the cops, but clandestinely as a forensic psychologist. Walker has appeared in a number of big-screen films in the '90s, but she is best remembered as the yuppie girlfriend of Peter Gallagher in the movie While You Were Sleeping (1995).
- Listed as one of People magazine's 40 most fascinating people on TV (1997).
- Her mother was an attorney and her father a scientist. When Ally moved to California, she attended UC Santa Cruz with the original goal of becoming a physicist, following in her father's footsteps.
- In 1989 she was Clairol's "Nice & Easy Girl".
- Has a son, Jon Walker Landgraf, born August 7, 1997, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz.
- Measurements: 33-24-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
- Raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico.