Jessica Walter

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/31/1941, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Jessica Walter Fast Facts:
  • Her father played double bass in the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
  • As a teen, lied about her age to work as a chorus girl at the Copacabana in New York City.
  • Made Broadway debut in 1961 in Advise and Consent.
  • Was a classmate of Walter Koenig (Chekov on Star Trek) at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • First TV work was on the soap Love of Life from 1962-65.
  • Introduced to husband Ron Leibman by mutual friend Brenda Vaccaro while he was starring in 1983's Romantic Comedy. The pair have acted together several times, including roles in a 1995 episode of Law & Order and the 2002 film Dummy.
  • In 2011, reunited with actor George Segal (she played his ex-wife on Just Shoot Me) for the TV Land series Retired at 35.
  • Shares a birthday with her Arrested Development costar Portia de Rossi.
  • Jessica Walter Relationships:
  • Esther - Mother
  • Ron Leibman - Husband
  • Brooke - Daughter
  • David - Father
  • Ross Bowman - Ex-husband
  • Jessica Walter Awards:
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1967 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, NY

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