Jessica Walter began her career in her home town of New York City where she has since conquered numerous Broadway productions including Anything Goes, Neil Simon's Rumors, Advise and Consent, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Photo Finish, a role that earned her the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Walter's feature film work includes Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me (Golden Globe® nomination, Best Actress in a Motion Picture). A short list of her additional film work includes Grand Prix (Golden Globe nomination, Most Promising Newcomer), The Group, Slums of Beverly Hills, Lilith and The Flamingo Kid. Films currently in post-production include Operation Identity and Keep the Change.
In addition to her work on Archer, Walter's numerous television roles include the title character in the series Amy Prentiss (Emmy win, Outstanding Lead Actress); Arrested Development (Emmy and SAG nominations); Trapper John, M.D. (Emmy nomination) and The Streets of San Francisco (Emmy nomination). Walter also provided her voice for ABC's primetime Jim Henson series Dinosaurs.
Additionally, Walter has served as a spokesperson for Chase Bank, McDonnell Douglas, Albertsons and Southern California Edison, to name a few.
A career spy comes with a lot of emotional baggage. When that career spans 50 years and was sidetracked by an unplanned pregnancy and the decades of resentment which followed it, the baggage actually needs its own separate train car. As the former spy agency director, Malory finds it impossible to keep her nose out of the detective agency's business. She also finds it impossible not to constantly complain about moving to Los Angeles. It's the worst.