80 (passed away Mar. 24th, 2021)
Jan. 31st, 1941
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Jessica Walter was an American actress, best known as a scheming matriarch in TV's Arrested Development and a stalker in Play Misty for Me,and providing the voice of Malory Archer on the FX animated series Archer.
Walter began her career in her hometown of New York City where she starred in numerous Broadway productions including Advise and Consent, Neil Simon's Rumors, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Photo Finish, a role that earned her the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Also on stage, Walter has worked at New York's famed Playwright's Horizons and the Los Angeles Theater Center, where she starred in Tartuffe. Walter's feature film work includes Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me (Golden Globe® Award nomination, "Best Actress in a Motion Picture").
A short list of Walter's additional film work includes The Group, Slums of Beverly Hills, Lilith, The Flamingo Kid, Dummy, Number One and Grand Prix. Her next feature film is the soon-to-be-released Bending the Rules. Her numerous television roles include the title character in the series Amy Prentiss ("Best Actress" Emmy® Award win); Trapper John, M.D. ("Best Actress" Emmy® Award nomination); The Streets of San Francisco (Emmy® Award nomination); and Arrested Development (Emmy® Award nomination) in which she played the matriarch Lucille Bluth.
Walter has also appeared in several mini-series, including Wheels, Scruples, Bare Essence and Victory at Entebbe. She has guest-starred in over 60 episodic television series, including Oh Baby, Aaron's Way, Saving Grace, For the People, Just Shoot Me, Coach, Women in Chains and the Law & Order franchise, Retired at 35, in which she co-stars with George Segal, and also voices the role of Malory Archer in FX's animated series Archer, Athena in Justice League Action, Meteora Heinous in Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Wendy/Granny Goddess in Harley Quinn.
A cause of death and other details were not provided.
- Her father, David Walter, was a double-bassist with the NBC Symphony Orchestra under 'Arturo Toscanini' (qv).
- Niece of actor 'Jerry Jerrett' (qv) and Sylvia Jaroslow.
- Starred in a series and an unrelated TV movie entitled "Three's A Crowd.".
- Daughter, Brooke Bowman (born 1971).
- Does yoga and aerobics
- Shares birthday with 'Arrested Development' co-star Portia de Rossi.