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

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      MAGNOLIA, Melora Walters, John C. Reilly, 1999. ©New Line Cinema DESERT SAINTS, Kiefer Sutherland, Melora Walters, 2002 THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, Melora Walters, Logan Lerman, Sarah Widdows, 2004, (c) New Line BOOGIE NIGHTS, Mark Wahlberg, Melora Walters, 1997, (c)New Line Cinema CABIN BOY, Melora Walters, Chris Elliott, 1994 THE LOVERS, FROM LEFT, MELORA WALTERS, TRACY LETTS, 2017. PH: ROBB ROSENFELD. ©A24 THE LOVERS, FROM LEFT, MELORA WALTERS, TRACY LETTS, 2017. PH: ROBB ROSENFELD. ©A24 THE LOVERS, FROM LEFT, MELORA WALTERS, DIRECTOR AZAZEL JACOBS, TRACY LETTS, ON-SET, 2017. PH: ROBB ROSENFELD. ©A24 LOVE RANCH, from left: Niki J. Crawford, Scout Taylor-Compton, Gina Gershon, Melora Walters, Elise Neal, Emily Rios, BAI Ling, Helen Mirren, 2010. ph: Richard Foreman/©E1 Entertainment CABIN BOY, Brian Doyle-Murray, Ritch Brinkley, Melora Walters, Chris Elliott, Brion James, James Gammon, 1994, (c)Buena Vista Pictures CABIN BOY, James Gammon, Chris Elliott, Melora Walters, Ritch Brinkley, Brion James, Brian Doyle-Murray, 1994, (c)Buena Vista Pictures MAGNOLIA, John C. Reilly, Melora Walters, 1999 MAGNOLIA, Melora Walters, 1999, (c)New Line Cinema THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, Logan Lerman, Melora Walters, 2004, (c) New Line

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 11% Where Are You Unknown (Character) - 2022
      67% 17% Offseason Ava Aldrich (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 72% The Accursed Naida (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 100% Attention Attention Self - 2021
      37% 89% Hard Luck Love Song Gypsy Sally (Character) $62.6K 2020
      49% 62% The Pale Door Maria (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Drowning Rose (Character) - 2019
      45% 60% Robert the Bruce Ylfa (Character) - 2019
      20% 10% Beneath the Leaves Rose (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2018
      No Score Yet 38% The Amaranth Lily Kendrick (Character) - 2018
      93% 53% Cam Lynne (Character) - 2018
      60% 38% In a Relationship Mia Ziniti (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 60% The Lover in the Attic: A True Story Director - 2018
      No Score Yet 78% Doubting Thomas Kate (Character) - 2018
      30% 80% Venom Maria (Character) $213.5M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Good After Bad Victoria (Character) - 2017
      82% 42% 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% 54% Desert Saints Bennie Harper (Character) - 2000
      82% 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
      82% 83% Hard Eight Jimmy's Girl (Character) $215.6K 1996
      43% 39% Eraser Darleen (Character) $101.3M 1996
      No Score Yet 63% American Strays Cindy (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Run: Midnight Run for Your Life Lorna Bellstratton (Character) - 1994
      48% 42% Cabin Boy Trina (Character) $3.5M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Deadliest Home Video Gloria (Character) - 1993
      75% 61% 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% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Laurel Linwood (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 85% NCIS Susan Elizabeth Lowe (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      68% 71% Rake Jan Falcon (Guest Star) 2014
      61% 84% Franklin & Bash Joan Ackermann (Guest Star) 2012
      57% 78% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      80% 83% Big Love Wanda Henrickson (Character) 2006-2007 2009-2010
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Sylvia Greene (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 82% 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% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Holly Snyder (Guest Star) 1995
      82% 95% 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 88% The Wonder Years Waitress (Guest Star) 1991
      76% 76% Roseanne Debbie (Guest Star) 1990