Melora Walters

Melora Walters

Highest Rated: 93% Cam (2018)

Lowest Rated: 17% Sex, Death and Bowling (2015)

Birthday: Oct 21, 1960

Birthplace: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

A quirky blonde actress capable of projecting a diamond hardness or intense fragility, Melora Walters has enjoyed her best screen roles (to date) in collaboration with writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. The actress made her first screen appearance in "Dead Poets Society" (1989) and then segued to a recurring role as a pal of the title character on the ABC sitcom "Roseanne" in 1990. Several small roles followed in films ranging from big studio fare (e.g., "Beethoven" 1992) to low-budget indies (i.e., "Twenty Bucks" 1993) to the in-between ("Ed Wood" 1994). She had perhaps her widest exposure as the unlikely love interest of Chris Elliott in the disastrous "Cabin Boy" (1994). Anderson rescued her from these roles which did little to tap into her capabilities when he cast her as the floozy who hooks up with Samuel L. Jackson in "Hard Eight/Sydney" (1997). The writer-director subsequently created the roles of a porn star married to another adult film actor (Don Cheadle) in "Boogie Nights" (1997) and a high-strung drug abuser who finds romance with a cop in "Magnolia" (1999). The latter role especially allowed Walters to cut loose as she traversed a gamut of emotions. Her relationship with John C. Reilly formed the center of the film and she got to deliver the line that inspired the film, "Now that I've met you, would you object to never seeing me again?" Walters memorable work in the film was often cited for praise, even by those reviewers who had reservations about the film as a whole.

Highest rated movies

Cam
Magnolia
The Lovers
Hard Eight
Twenty Bucks
Cold Mountain
Offseason
The Big Empty

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 19% Offseason Ava Aldrich (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 91% The Accursed Naida (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 100% Attention Attention Self - 2021
42% 92% Hard Luck Love Song Gypsy Sally (Character) $62.6K 2020
49% 61% The Pale Door Maria (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drowning Rose (Character) - 2019
44% 60% Robert the Bruce Ylfa (Character) - 2019
20% 11% Beneath the Leaves Rose (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet 42% The Amaranth Lily Kendrick (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 57% Doubting Thomas Kate (Character) - 2018
93% 53% Cam Lynne (Character) - 2018
60% 41% In a Relationship Mia Ziniti (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 71% The Lover in the Attic: A True Story Director - 2018
30% 80% Venom Homeless Woman Maria (Character) $213.5M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good After Bad Victoria (Character) - 2017
82% 43% The Lovers Lucy (Character) $2.2M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Stranger Jill Madden (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 32% Indiscretion Harper (Character) - 2016
36% 36% Sugar Mountain Tracey Huxley (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacrifice Enid (Character) - 2015
17% 72% Sex, Death and Bowling Evie (Character) $5.2K 2015
56% 77% The Young Kieslowski Barbara Kieslowski (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 62% Lonely Boy Betsy (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 54% Underdogs Nancy Smith-Burkett (Character) $33.9K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Pieces Delia (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 9% The River Murders Agent Glover (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Case 219 Victoria Lash (Character) - 2010
33% 55% S... Year Shelly (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 31% Hurt Helen Coltrane (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harrison Montgomery Margo Fleming (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 24% Brothers Three: An American Gothic Loren (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rain Unknown (Character) - 2006
34% 81% The Butterfly Effect Andrea Treborn (Character) $57.7M 2004
67% 48% The Big Empty Candy (Character) - 2003
70% 77% Cold Mountain Lila (Character) $95.6M 2003
44% 63% Wisegirls Kate (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 38% Speaking of Sex Melinda (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 43% Rain Ellen Biddle (Character) $453.5K 2001
29% 55% Desert Saints Bennie Harper (Character) - 2000
83% 89% Magnolia Claudia Wilson Gator (Character) $22.5M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice Upon a Time Alannah Merribone (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 27% Los Locos Allison (Character) - 1997
81% 83% Hard Eight Jimmy's Girl (Character) $215.6K 1996
38% 39% Eraser Darleen (Character) $101.3M 1996
No Score Yet 65% American Strays Cindy (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Run: Midnight Run for Your Life Lorna Bellstratton (Character) - 1994
46% 42% Cabin Boy Trina (Character) $3.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Deadliest Home Video Gloria (Character) - 1993
75% 63% Twenty Bucks The Stripper/Funeral Director (Character) $30.7K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Murder a Millionaire Unknown (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Laurel Linwood (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Susan Elizabeth Lowe (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
68% 70% Rake Jan Falcon (Guest Star) 2014
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Joan Ackermann (Guest Star) 2012
57% 76% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
80% 78% Big Love Wanda Henrickson (Character) 2006-2007 2009-2010
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Sylvia Greene (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
33% No Score Yet Threat Matrix Agent Anne "Lark" Larken (Character) 2003-2004
50% No Score Yet Push, Nevada Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Holly Snyder (Guest Star) 1995
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 92% Seinfeld Jane (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 84% The Wonder Years Waitress (Guest Star) 1991
76% 72% Roseanne Debbie (Guest Star) 1990