As much as fans enjoy the films Ally Walker has starred in, they also want to know what is happening in her personal life, including her marriage with TV Executive John Landgraf. This thespian has been around for a while, an acting career that started when she abandoned her laboratory equipment for the show business. Here are five must-know facts about Ally Walker.
1. Ally Walker was raised in New Mexico
Ally Walker was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee, the United States on August 25, 1961, to physicist father James Joseph Walker and an attorney mother Louhannah (née Mann). Following her father’s job at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, she was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She obtained a degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz and wanted to follow her father’s footsteps of becoming a scientist. She did have her moments as a researcher on a genetic engineering project and was at the brink of entering medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles before she took a major career detour into arts.
Ally Walker became interested in the show business after spending a semester at the Richmond College of Arts in London. However, her acting journey did not begin immediately, there were few stops here and there until a producer spotted her in a restaurant in Los Angeles and offered her a role in the film “Aloha Summer”, her scene did not make it to the final cut of the movie. She is 58 years old.
2. The actress is a Doctor
Ally Walker lives life as a doctor –at least in films. She appeared as Doctor Samantha Waters, a forensic psychologist working for the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force on the NBC crime drama series “Profiler” from 1996 to 1999. However, she was later replaced by Jamie Luner during the show’s final season. The series earned her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress on Television in 1998, and a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.
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Ally Walker played the role of Andrea Bedford on NBC television soap opera “Santa Barbara” appearing in 94 episodes. She must have shown flashes of brilliance during auditions to be handed a role that earned her 94 episode appearance in her first TV series. The series tells the story of a wealthy family; the Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California and other average families. But it is not all about the portrayal of wealthy families, there were murders and other innuendos.
In single films, Ally Walker is also a rock. She has appeared in a handful of films after her scenes were deleted in “Aloha Summer”. She portrayed the role of Veronica Roberts in the military science fiction film “Universal Soldier”. Ally Walker also played the role of Wendy in the musical comedy fantasy film “Kazaam”.
In 2015, she wrote, produced and directed the comedy-drama film “Sex, Death and Bowling”. The film tells a story of a successful fashion designer who returns home to Arizona when he learns his brother is battling cancer. The film was produced with a small budget and it raked in $6000 in the box office.
Ally Walker appeared in the crime tragedy television series “Sons of Anarchy” between 2008-2010 on the FX network. She played the role of Agent June Stahl, a bisexual Stockton, California-based Agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigating the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club in Charming, California. The series was nominated for various award categories. 1n 2018, Ally Walker appeared on Fox supernatural sitcom “Ghosted” as Capt. Lafrey. More TV roles are on the way.
3. Ally Walker is married to John Landgraf
Ally Walker has no messy dating history. She married John Landgraf on June 14, 1997, and the couples have stayed married to this day. John Landgraf was NBC producer back in the day and the marriage took place at the residence of Ally’s home in Santa Fe.
Together, they have three sons John Walker, William, and Caleb. Ally Walker lives with her husband and sons in Santa Monica, California.
4. She has an enviable net worth
If there is one thing we are sure of, playing in the biggest stage in the entertainment industry is far rewarding than working in some laboratory in Los Angeles. People talk about finding passion in what you do but passion without a Benjamin Franklin face on a paper is meaningless.
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If Ally Walker had not made a switch to the show business she would have added to the growing list of thousands of scientists who are still trying to discover a new theory with a financial life that may be in a mess. Currently, the actress is worth 8 million dollars. She has not retired from the acting industry, meaning that this figure has the tendency of rising or well diminishing, if she doesn’t mess things up.
5. Ally Walker is 1.78 meters tall
Ally Walker is 5 ft 10 inches in height more than the average height of actresses in Hollywood. She weighs around 62kg and her Bra size is 38B.
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