Allene Walker (born August 25, 1961 or 1962), known professionally as Ally Walker, is an American actress.
Walker was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
and grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico
. Originally intending to become a scientist, she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz
, where she obtained a degree in biochemistry. Subsequently, she worked as a researcher on a genetic engineering project, while preparing for UCLA Medical School. However, while spending a semester at Richmond College of Arts
, England, she discovered an interest in performing. Her professional dramatic career began when she was cast in the 1988 film Aloha Summer
. Her role ended up on the cutting room floor
, but her interest in acting had been kindled. Her scientific career was put on hold indefinitely.
Walker became a regular in the TV Series Santa Barbara
, appearing as Andrea Bedford. Since then, she has gone on to numerous roles in films and TV series. She is probably best known for her starring roles in Moon Over Miami
. She has also appeared in the films Singles
, Universal Soldier
and Happy, Texas
Beginning in September 2007, Walker starred in the HBO series about sexual relationships; "Tell Me You Love Me". Unlike the other regular characters on the show, her character refrained from nudity or sex during the course of the season. That ended in the season finale with Walker engaging in a graphic nude sex scene with a masturbatory theme.
On June 14, 1997 she entered into her second marriage with John Landgraf
, then a producer for NBC
. The couple were married in her parents' home in Santa Fe. Their son, Jon Walker Landgraf, was born on August 7 of that year.