The acid-tongued mother of Sterling Archer, Malory is the owner of Hotel Lotus, Mitimotu’s only hotel. Malory, voiced by Jessica Walter, dabbles in some occasional criminal activity and was almost certainly an American spy during World War I – during which she probably had a bitter feud with that frump Mata Hari.
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. Her most recent films include Undercover Grandpa and the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Best Narrative Feature, Keep the Change.
Walter is currently shooting season five of Netflix’s Arrested Development (Emmy® and SAG nominations) and has had numerous television roles including “Malory Archer” on Archer, the title character in the series Amy Prentiss (Emmy win, Outstanding Lead Actress); 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.
Walter has served as a spokesperson for Chase Bank, McDonnell Douglas, Albertsons and Southern California Edison, to name a few.