Melora Walters

Born: 21 October 1960 (60 years old)
Gender: Female



Add to Actor Favourites


Melora Walters is an American actress best known for her starring role as Wanda Henrickson on the polygamy drama television series Big Love, from 2006-2010.

Born in Saudi Arabia, Walters spent part of her childhood in Holland before moving to New York. As a young adult she was active in sports and dance, both of which helped to shape her desire to perform. After studying abroad, she returned to America to pursue a career as an artist at the Pratt Institute in New York.

With the encouragement of her art professors, Walters began to write plays and experiment with acting. With persistence and determination, she soon found her way to the legendary Actor's Studio, and she began performing in various off-Broadway productions, including Scream and Dances of Bronx Bear and Burt Lancaster at the Manhattan Class Company.

Melora is known for her haunting performance as the drug-addicted yet sympathetic Claudia in the critically-acclaimed film Magnolia. She can also be seen in Matchstick Men, Cold Mountain and The Butterfly Effect.

Other credits include Rain, Wise Girls, Boogie Nights, Hard Eight, Dead Poets Society, Eraser, Ed Wood and Twenty Bucks.

Walters has also made many appearances on the small screen. Her television credits include Push, Nevada, L.A. Doctors, Roseanne, NYPD Blue, Picket Fences, Seinfeld and Showtime's telefilm Dead Man's Revenge.

Walters is also an accomplished artist, writer and painter. A book of her poetry and prints entitled Sonnets & Failures was published by Finishing Line Press in July of 2010.

She is divorced from Nip/Tuck actor Dylan Walsh, with whom she has two children, Joanna and Thomas.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Sunday 25 October

Voetspore: Re√ľnie starts on kykNET and Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC Brit.

New on TV today: Saturday 24 October

Miss SA airs live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net - all the deets, all the girls, all the clatter.

Made For Each Other Teasers - November 2020

Prerna seems to be involved in 2 different fires.

Rhythm City Teasers - November 2020

Suffocate starts clearing his name. Also, a love triangle gets complicated.

New on TV today: Friday 23 October

A chess prodigy plays The Queen's Gambit on Netflix and queer comedy Work in Progress starts on M-Net.

Carte Blanche packs a full house this Sunday (25 October)

Agrizzi's crypto escape plan, the Table Mountain killer behind bars and a celebration of true grit. Sunday's eps looks punchy.

Isibaya Teasers - November 2020

Melusi has an interesting story to tell. Also, Mpihlangene confronts Fenyang.

Idols 16: Top 8 Song Choices

On Sunday's playlist: numbers by Cici, Billie Eilish, Musa and...

Lithapo Teasers - November 2020

A car accident leads to a devastating death.

New on TV today: Thursday 22 October

ID gets into Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up as strippers go Beyond the Pole on 1Magic.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.