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Melora Walters Biography

Birth Place:
Saudi Arabia
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Born in Saudi Arabia, she spent part of her childhood in the Netherlands
  • Studied art at New York's Pratt Institute
  • Appeared in off-Broadway productions after training at New York's Actors Studio
  • Made TV debut on Roseanne in 1989
  • Had guest roles on Murphy Brown, NYPD Blue, Picket Fences, Seinfeld, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Desperate Housewives
  • Best known for appearing in three of director Paul Thomas Anderson's films: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999)
  • Before costarring in Big Love, she was a regular on the CBS medical drama L
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  • Doctors (1998-99) and the ABC action/adventure series Threat Matrix (2003-04)
  • Wrote a book of poetry, Sonnets & Failures, that also included her artwork

Awards

  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships