Jessica Walter as Mother | Archer on FXX


From an office upstairs at the Dreamland nightclub, “Mother,” voiced by Jessica Walter, ruthlessly runs her shady empire. Not satisfied with her current place in the Los Angeles crime world, Mother recruits the unwitting Archer to make a move against her rival and L.A.’s biggest crime boss, Len Trexler.

Jessica Walter began her career in her hometown 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.

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.