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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 31 January 1941Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A graduate of New York's High School of the Performing Arts and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Walter's extensive theater credits include productions both on- and off-Broadway. On Broadway, she has appeared in Peter Ustinov's "Photo Finish" (which earned her the Clarence Derwent Award as Most Promising Newcomer), "A Severed Head", "Advise and Consent", "Night Life" and Neil Simon's "Rumors". Her off-Broadway credits include roles at Playwrights Horizons and in "Tartuffe", opposite Ron Leibman, at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Walter's feature films include Play Misty for Me (1971), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and the comedy, Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). She has also appeared in The Group (1966), The Flamingo Kid (1984), Grand Prix (1966), Tapeheads (1988) and PCU (1994), among other films. Walter received an Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Actress in the television series, Amy Prentiss (1974). She also earned Emmy nominations for her guest-starring roles in episodes of Trapper John, M.D. (1979) and The Streets of San Francisco (1972). Walter has starred in several series, miniseries and television movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Ron Leibman (26 June 1983 - present)
Ross Bowman (27 March 1966 - 1978) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Her father, David Walter, was a double-bassist with the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini.
Niece of actor Jerry Jarrett and Sylvia Jaroslow.
Daughter, Brooke Bowman (born 1972).
Shares a birthday with her Arrested Development (2003) co-star, Portia de Rossi.
Starred in a series, Three's a Crowd (1984), and an unrelated TV movie entitled Three's a Crowd (1969).
Avid swimmer.
Jessica is the sister of screen-writing guru and Chairman of the UCLA Screenwriting program, Richard Walter.
Second wife of both Ron Leibman and Ross Bowman.
Aunt of Daniel Walter.
Auditioned for the voice of "Chucky" in Child's Play (1988).
New York, NY: Will be leaving Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Anything Goes" on July 31, the end of the show's originally-scheduled run. [June 2011]
New York, NY: Currently featured as "Evangeline Harcourt" in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of "Anything Goes", at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. [April 2011]
Was considered for the role of Alexis on Dynasty (1981).
She is of Russian Jewish descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

[in response to being asked about similarities between her and Lucille Bluth] I'm nothing like Lucille. Nothing. My daughter will tell you. I'm really a very nice, boring person.

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