Walters, Melora 1968–

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WALTERS, Melora 1968–

(Melora Williams)


Born October 21, 1968, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; married Christopher Scotellaro (an actor), July 10, 1990 (divorced); married Dylan Walsh (an actor), March 20, 1996 (divorced July 29, 2003); children: (second marriage) Thomas Charles, Joanna Marie.

Addresses: Agent—Ryan Martin, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Mel McKeon, McKeon-Valeo-Myones Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 102, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Platform Public Relations, 2666 North Beachwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Career: Actress. As a painter, work exhibited in Hollywood, CA, 2004, and featured in the film Magnolia; also a writer.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Florida Film Critics Circle Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, both best ensemble cast, both with others, 1998, for Boogie Nights; National Board of Review Award, 1999, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, 2000, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, 2000, all best ensemble, all with others, for Magnolia.


Film Appearances:

Gloria, Dead Poets Society, Buena Vista, 1989.

(Uncredited) Punky, Rude Awakening, 1989.

Prostitute, Underground (also known as Underground Terror), 1990.

Pet shop owner, Beethoven, Universal, 1992.

Stripper and funeral director, Twenty Bucks, Triton Pictures, 1993.

Bliss, All Tied Up (also known as Un soltero con mucha cuerda), 1994.

Second secretary, Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994.

Trina, Cabin Boy, Buena Vista, 1994.

Cindy, American Strays, A-pix Entertainment, 1996.

Darleen, Eraser, Warner Bros., 1996.

Jimmy's girl, Sydney (also known as Hard Eight), Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

Jessie St. Vincent, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Claudia Wilson Gator, Magnolia (also known as mag-no'li-a), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Ellen Biddle, Rain (also known as Lluvia), First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.

Melinda, Speaking of Sex, Europa Films, 2001.

Bennie, Desert Saints, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Kate, Wisegirls, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Film Trix (short documentary film), Cornukopia Entertainment/Lowbar Productions, 2002.

Candy, The Big Empty, Artisan Entertainment, 2003.

(Uncredited) Heather, Matchstick Men, Warner Bros., 2003.

Lila, Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003.

(Uncredited) Trenice, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Arrival Pictures, 2003.

Andrea Treborn, The Butterfly Effect, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Felicity, L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998–99.

Grace, Push, Nevada, ABC, 2002.

Anne (some sources cite Lia) "Lark" Larkin, Threat Matrix, ABC, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ginger, How to Murder a Millionaire, CBS, 1990.

Karen Blake, Telling Secrets (also known as Contract for Murder), 1993.

Bunny, Dead Man's Revenge, USA Network, 1994.

Lorna Bellstratten, Midnight Run for Your Life, syndicated, 1994.

Allison, Los Locos (also known as Los Locos: Posse Rides Again), The Movie Channel, 1997.

Alanna Merribone, Twice upon a Time, Lifetime, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, ABC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Debbi, "BOO!," Roseanne, ABC, 1989.

Debbi, "Fender Bender," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Debbi, "Hair," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Debbi, "I'm Hungry," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Waitress, "Road Trip," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1991.

Lisa, "He-Ho, He-Ho, It's Off to Lamaze We Go," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Marnie Archer, "Lucky 13," Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1993.

Star Buckley, "Bounty," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1993.

Jane, "The Hamptons," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

Holly Snyder, "The Bank Dick," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Holly Snyder, "Dirty Laundry," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Shari Watkins, "Reap the Whirlwind," Picket Fences, CBS, 1995.

(As Melora Williams) Sheryl Monroe, "The Ballad of Lucas Burke," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Dina, "Little Orphan Eddie," Dream On, HBO, 1995, also broadcast on Fox.

Liz Braley, "Skirt Chasers," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Arlene, "Camino High," High Incident, ABC, 1997.

Carly Peterson, "A Reverend Runs through It," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997.

Appeared as Maria in "Adult Education," an unaired episode of Dear John …, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Wanda, Big Love, HBO, c. 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in off-Broadway productions, including Dances of Bronx Bear and Scream, both Manhattan Class Company.



Gloria, America's Deadliest Home Video, 1993.

Herself, That Moment: Magnolia Diary (also known as That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998–March 2000), New Line Home Video, 2000.

Herself and Kate, Behind the Scenes of "Wisegirls," Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2002.

Herself in audition tape, Tricks of the Trade: Making "Matchstick Men," Warner Bros., 2004.



InStyle, January, 2000, p. 96.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, December, 2003, p. 40.

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