If you saw the widely acclaimed series, Sons of Anarchy, then you definitely must have seen Ally Walker. The American actress is one of the best and has proven this fact over and over in solid performances she gives.
After making her television debut in the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara in 1988, there was no looking back for the talented actress. She made her name in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. It was in this period she emphatically showed how skillful an actress she is.
So, who is she? What is Ally Walker’s net worth? How long has she been in the movie industry? Who is she in a relationship with? All of these questions are what we hope to answer. Read on.
Quick Facts About Ally Walker
One of the movies for which Walker exceeded expectations was the NBC crime drama series, The Profiler. Her role as Doctor Samantha Walters earned the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television nomination. She has since then, come into herself and is one of the most sought after to play crime drama roles.
Ally Walker’s Early Life
Allene Damian “Ally” Walker was born on August 25, 1961, in Tullahoma, Tennessee to Louhannah, an attorney and James Joseph walker, a physicist. Her father often travels means she didn’t just grow up in a place.
She was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where her father worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Walker’s plan was to tow her father’s path to become a scientist, but fate had other things in store for her. She, however, did earn a degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In fact, she also worked as a researcher on a complex genetic engineering project, while also getting ready to get into medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (UCLA).
She discovered that she had flair for acting after just a semester at Richmond College of Arts in London, England. From here, only one thing she wanted to do; act. Her first cast came in the film Aloha Summer (1988). Even though we didn’t get to see her in the movie, because her scene was cut off from the final version, we know the spark had been ignited.
Ally Walker’s Early Career
Everything changed when a producer met her in a restaurant and after having a chit-chat, took the risk of casting her. This began Walker’s journey to Hollywood. Her first appearance on TV came in the NBC soap opera, Santa Barbara, where she played Andrea Bedford. Her delivery got her other gigs.
In 1989-1990, she won the lead role in the short-span NBC crime drama series True Blue. She would later make cameo appearances on Tales from the Crypt. In 1993, she co-starred with Billy Campbell in another short-span ABC drama-comedy, Moon over Miami.
Walker also starred alongside legendary martial arts actor, Jean-Claude Van Damme in the science-fiction action film Universal Soldier in 1992. That same year, she was in Cameron Crowe romantic comedy Singles.
Her first starring role didn’t come till 1994 when she was the star in the thriller When the Bough Speaks. Walker also found herself in another comedy film, Kazaam the following year.
As the leading role in the NBC crime drama series, Profiler, she got a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television nomination in 1998. The series is regarded as the pioneer of what is now the forensic drama phenomenon.
It paved way for other hits forensic drama series like; The Mentalist (2008), Medium (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). Another achievement that highlights her career was making People’s “40 Most Fascinating People on TV,” another glaring testament to her impeccable talent.
With several film credits to her name, Walker is fondly remembered for her role as “Ashley Barlett Bacon”, Peter Gallagher’s girlfriend in While You Were Sleeping (1995).
How a Huge Part of Ally Walker’s Net Worth Came From Production
Apart from acting, Ally Walker’s net worth also comes from production. She produced the ABC pilot comedy called My Wonderful Life in 2002. In 2005, she released a documentary film For Norman… Wherever You Are. She was both the producer and director. The documentary made it to several film festivals’ screens.
The project won Best Documentary Feature at the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival. It also won the Champion of Conscience Award at Wine Country Film Festival.
The documentary tells Ally’s heartfelt story. The documentary made sure “to explore intimacy in such an honest depiction of people in relationships, filled with scenarios that were tender and raw”, Walker said.
From 2005-2010, Walker made appearances in television series, including the award-winning CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Southland, Sleeper Cell, ER, The Shield, Boston Legal, Law & Order. Walker was the star in the HBO drama series that revolved around sexual relationships, Tell Me You Love Me. The series was cancelled after one season due to low ratings.
Walker has also supported the Environmental Defense Fund and CYFC- Children Youth and Family Collaborative. This is one of the many initiatives she dedicates her resources to.
Ally Walker’s Net Worth
With all the several film credits to her name, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Ally Walker net worth is in millions. According to Celebrity Net Worth and other credible sources, Ally Walker net worth stands at $8 million.
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Ally Walker’s Relationship
Walker is married to TV Executive, John Landgraaf since 1997. Together they have three children.
Ally Walker, from being a science enthusiast to finding what she really should be doing; acting, and doing it with imitable wonder, is the biggest lesson in her biography.