Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter is an American actress, known for the films Play Misty for Me, Grand Prix, and for her role as Lucille Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development.
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‘Arrested Development’ season 5 set to begin filming this January, summer 2017 release likely
Yahoo News - 6 months
After months of speculation and dozens (dozens!) of optimistic projections that never came to pass, it seems that we finally have a firm grasp on when the highly-anticipated fifth season of Arrested Development is slated to air. During an interview with TODAY ,  Jeffrey Tambor was asked about the rumored new season and indicated that his marching orders were to report for work in January. Tambor's comments dovetails nicely with comments made by Jessica Walter (who plays Lucille Bluth ) who said during a backstage interview earlier this month that prospects for filming a new season of the incredibly creative and critically acclaimed show were “looking real good.” “I don’t have date,” Walters said, “ but everybody is on board.” DON'T MISS:  You can download Google Allo right now if you hate privacy Indeed, getting all of the show’s stars on the same paged was reportedly a big sticking point in the delay surrounding getting season 5 off the ground. While all of the show’s stars expressed i ...
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Jessica Walter, Steve Xu
NYTimes - 11 months
The ceremony took place on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center in Chicago.
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Tony Hale Teases A More Bluth-Centric Season Of 'Arrested Development'
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Heeeeeeey, brother. Beloved by many but watched by few, "Arrested Development" was resurrected by Netflix in 2013, seven years after Fox pulled the plug on the criminally low-rated sitcom. Where were you then, America?! But the fourth season of the cult series -- the first on the streaming service -- provoked a mixed response, due largely to its frustrating narrative structure. Each episode centered around a single character, severely decreasing the amount of big family scenes, which remain some of the strongest in the series' history. (The chicken dance, anyone?) We sat down recently with actor Tony Hale, who plays Byron "Buster" Bluth, the baby of the Bluth family, to discuss what's in store for the series fifth season, his all-time favorite Buster scene and how the Bluths will be more united than ever.   Once described as "odd and alienating" in our all-time favorite episode, "Public Relations," Buster quickly made his mark, participating in some of the series' most me ...
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Couch bound? Here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Netflix
Yahoo News - over 1 year
This list is continually updated to reflect recent Netflix availability as TV shows are frequently added and removed. Netflix has a treasure trove of awesome movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days, or even weeks on end. If you just finished a good series and you need a new one to fill the void, Netflix is the place to go. Nothing beats a weekend-long marathon with no commercials, so without further ado, we give you our tightly-curated list of the best Netflix Instant TV shows. Related: Best movies streaming on Hulu | Best movies streaming on YouTube Jump to: New this month Drama Comedy Sci-Fi/Fantasy Action/Mystery Reality TV/Documentary Memory Lane Kids Note: For a complete list of everything coming to Netflix, as well as what’s going away, take a look at our comprehensive monthly breakdown. New for November 2015 Master of None ...
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'Arrested Development' Cast To Appear On 'Inside The Actors Studio'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The cast of "Arrested Development" is going "Inside The Actors Studio." The latest installment of the long-running Bravo series hosted by James Lipton will welcome Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter and creator Mitch Hurwitz to the stage to discuss the series and reveal some behind-the-scenes tidbits that few fans may not know. The cast will share their favorite moments from the show, while Hurwitz will reveal the real-life inspiration behind the Banana Stand and the name "Maeby" during the conversation about the series. Of course this isn't the first time the Bluths have encountered Lipton, he played Warden Stefan Gentles during the original run of the series, and even came back for the season on Netflix when it returned earlier this year. The "Arrested Development" episode of "Inside the Actors Studio" will air Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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Your Netflix Original Content Viewing Guide
Best Week Ever - over 3 years
With Ricky Gervais’ Derek debuting today on Netflix, it’s obvious the service is staying in the original programming game. And as other series like House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black get tons of buzz, you might wonder what streaming gems will whet your appetite. Check out our guide to Netflix’s content and which television shows you should be watching after you finish your favorite original series. Arrested Development’s run was stalled in the mid ‘00s, but the series found new life on Netflix earlier this year. The incorrigible Bluths amused fans, with us wondering how low the family members’ unwavering narcissism would take them. If you want more laughs from deluded self-aggrandizing individuals, we’ve got you covered. Start with a show featuring two favorites from AD. The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret, starring David Cross and Will Arnett, features a woefully unprepared U.S. salesman trying to tackle the U.K. market for energy drinks. Be ready  for u ...
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Who Got Snubbed At The Emmys?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Like every year, the 2013 Emmy nominations brought some members of the Hollywood elite good news and others not-so-good news. There were names we were pleasantly surprised (Mrs. Coach herself Connie Britton) to see on the list of nominees, and some that were noticeably absent ("Parenthood" star Monica Potter for her gut-wrenching portrayal of a mother dealing with breast cancer). So which were the most glaring snubs of the 2013 Emmy nominations? And which shows and stars were surprisingly added to the list of nominees this year? Read 'em and weep -- and then share your own snubs and surprises in the comments. SNUBS: Monica Potter, "Parenthood" (Supporting Actress in a Drama) Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black" (Lead Actress in a Drama) "The Americans" (Drama Series) Keri Russell, "The Americans" (Lead Actress in a Drama) Aaron Sorkin, "The Newsroom" (Writing For A Drama Series) Matt Weiner, "Mad Men" (Writing For A Drama Series) Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (Lea ...
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Will They Shakeup The Emmys?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES — If Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" on Thursday become the first online contenders to nab top Emmy nominations, it will be a breakthrough moment for shows making a splash without the aid of a TV set. If not, it's just a matter of time before the inevitable happens. The video universe that once meant simply broadcast television, then added cable and satellite, has splintered again to encompass websites including YouTube and streaming services including Netflix and Amazon. The expansion was recognized in 2008 by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a rules change that added the Internet as an eligible Emmy platform. As with broadcast networks and other video distributors, programs must reach more than half of the U.S. audience to make the cut. When the Emmy nods are announced early Thursday, a fair number of pundits say clever political drama "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development," the offbeat sitcom resurr ...
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With 'Arrested,' 'Archer,' it's prime time for veteran actress Jessica Walter - The Republic
Google News - almost 4 years
Los Angeles Times With 'Arrested,' 'Archer,' it's prime time for veteran actress Jessica Walter The Republic In 2003, the Emmy-winning actress read the script for "Arrested Development" and wanted the role of Lucille Bluth, the monstrous matriarch of the quirky sitcom's decidedly dysfunctional family. "But they weren't seeing me," Walter recalled, referring to the ... Arrested Development Review: The Best Laid PlansTV Fanatic 'Arrested Development' Creator Mitch Hurwitz on His Two-Year Odyssey to PEOPLE's TV Critic's Arrested Development Review: It's Just Not as FunnyPeople Magazine all 725 news articles »
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Watch Four New Scenes From 'Arrested Development'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Season 4 of "Arrested Development" hits Netflix in just two days. And while re-watching the first three seasons is entertaining, fans have been itching for a sneak peek of what's to come on May 26. Netflix has granted wishes by releasing a new interactive "Arrested Development" poster, chock-full of Easter eggs. Locating them will unlock five clips of the new season of "Arrested Development," one of which has already been released. To start your Easter egg hunt, click here. If you're having any trouble, we've embedded the new "Arrested Development" clips below. Check them out! In the first clip, the confusion between "bees" and "beans" causes a bit of a problem for George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) and GOB (Will Arnett). Check out Maeby (Alia Shawkat) finding an interesting new pet, even though her mom "wouldn't even let [her] get a cat!" In this next clip, we find out there's a new security system in effect at the Bluths. Here is Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) ...
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TV picks: 'Arrested Development,' biopics, 'Longmire,' cartoons
LATimes - almost 4 years
"Arrested Development" (Netflix, Sunday, then anytime). The 15-episode, seven-years-belated fourth season of what was formerly a Fox comedy and now belongs to the Internet is not being offered in advance for critical review, so you know as much as I do. Apart from appeasing the critical community, and, as my wife pointed out, not wrecking our Memorial Day weekend by making us work on Sunday, there doesn't seem to be any reason to make it available. Public interest is already running high — higher, anyway, than when the show was actually on — and the producers don't have to worry about winning their time slot, because they have don't have one. The whole series will become available at once Sunday, and then remain available, to Netflix subscribers, something like forever; new subscriptions will be the only metric that matters. I don't think for a moment that this coyness disguises any sort of tactical damage control — given that the old team (who are back every man-jack and woman-jill of ...
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ArtsBeat: Jessica Walter on the Return of ‘Arrested Development’
NYTimes - almost 4 years
Ms. Walter discusses how she kept up with the new season’s convoluted structure and why a nice person like her keeps getting cast as mean mothers.     
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What They Did To Revive 'Arrested Development'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Reuniting the cast of "Arrested Development" was no easy task and according to Jason Bateman, everybody did their part. "That show launched a lot of our careers and everyone is doing great, so to come back together while things are going well is really a fortunate situation," Bateman told GQ. "Everybody had to be big boys about not making it financially impossible." In addition to original cast members Bateman, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Will Arnett and David Cross, Kristen Wiig, Liza Minnelli, Seth Rogen, Henry Winkler, Mae Whitman and John Slattery join the "Arrested Development" cast for the new season. Netflix's new episodes of "Arrested Development" will serve as a springboard for a potential movie, although it's yet to be greenlit. The 14 episodes will premiere in May. All of them will be available at once. "There are many, many questions that these episodes ask that only the movie will answer," Bat ...
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First Clips Of The New 'Arrested Development' Season Revealed!
Popeater - about 4 years
At SXSW on Sunday morning, "Arrested Development" stars Jeffrey Tambor and Will Arnett along with creator Mitch Hurwitz fielded fan questions and unveiled clips of the upcoming episodes for the first time ever. The SXSW "Arrested Development" Q&A attendees were treated to two never-before-seen clips: a finished scene featuring Gob (Arnett) and Michael (Jason Bateman) and an unedited outtake featuring Buster (Tony Hale) and Lucille (Jessica Walter), as well as a few seconds of the new opening sequence. The Gob and Michael scene had to do with one if Gob's favorite medications, "Forget Me Now," also known as "Roofies." The unedited clip was about two minutes of Lucille smoking a cigarette while Buster inhales her plumes of smoke and blows them out the balcony door. Unfortunately, we can't share them here since Hurwitz and Arnett only showed the clips after pleading with the audience not to record. Tambor and Hurwitz stressed that "Arrested Development's" eager fans ...
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Ahh! Gene Is Back!
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Ahh! Gene! Martin Mull will return to "Arrested Development" as Gene Parmesan, according to Jessica Walter. In an interview with Vulture discussing Lucille Bluth GIFs -- yes, you read that right -- Walter revealed everybody's favorite master of disguise will return to delight Lucille once more. “First of all, Martin Mull, who plays Gene, is so adorable. I did like getting to smile and scream," Walter said about her character's reaction to Gene Parmesan. "You know, there’s something very little-girly about Lucille. I don’t see her as any kind of a villain. She gets excited about these surprises of his because I believe that’s how she’d react! ... Gene comes back. He’s in our new season. He fools me again! I couldn’t wait to film that episode, truly." Mull isn't the only returning guest star. Basically every famous face who popped up during the comedy's original three year run will show up during the Netflix revival of "Arrested Development." Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Liza ...
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'Arrested Development' Adds Kristen Wiig To Season 4
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Just when you thought Netflix's "Arrested Development" revival couldn't get any more awesome, Vulture broke the news that "Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig would guest star in Season 4 as ... a young Lucille Bluth! Yes, the "Saturday Night Live" MVP will be playing a younger version of Jessica Walter's sociopathic matriarch, which hopefully means that the show is also on the lookout for someone to play a younger version of her nemesis, Lucille 2 (Liza Minnelli) when the show premieres on Netflix in May. Further details on Wiig's role are being kept under wraps. In addition to Wiig and Seth Rogen, familiar faces such as John Slattery, Ben Schwartz, Chris Diamantopoulos, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Isla Fisher and Terry Crews will be making their "AD" debut in Season 4. While it's a given that the entire dysfunctional Bluth clan will be back, other returning stars include Minneilli, Judy Greer as Kitty Sanchez, Mae Whitman as Ann Veal, Henry Winkler as Barry Zuckerkorn, ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jessica Walter
  • 2011
    Age 70
    Walter recently starred as Evangeline Harcourt in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, which began previews in March 2011 and officially opened on April 7, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details She currently voices spymistress Malory Archer on the FX animated show Archer. She was drawn to the role after learning that the script for the pilot explicitly drew comparisons between Malory and Lucille Bluth. Since 1983, Walter has been married to actor Ron Leibman, with whom she co-starred in Neil Simon's play Rumors. They also appeared together as husband and wife in the film Dummy and in Law & Order (in the episode "House Counsel") and he joined the cast of Archer, playing her character's new husband.
  • 2009
    Age 68
    She guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU in 2009, and appeared again later on as legal-aid lawyer Petra Gilmartin.
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  • 2005
    Age 64
    In 2005, she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.
    More Details Hide Details Despite her convincing portrayal of Lucille, she states: "I'm nothing like Lucille. Nothing. My daughter will tell you. I'm really a very nice, boring person." Despite acclaim from critics, Arrested Development received low ratings and viewership on Fox, which canceled the series in 2006. It was revived by Netflix for season 4 in 2013 where it gained huge popularity. Talks of a season 5 are in place and Walter said she would love to come back as it was important to her for her career. Walter played Tabitha Wilson on the first season of 90210, until the character was written off halfway through the season. She also guest starred on the sitcom Rules of Engagement in the episode titled "Kids".
  • 2003
    Age 62
    From 2003 to 2006, she appeared in a regular role as the scheming alcoholic socialite matriarch Lucille Bluth on Fox's critically acclaimed comedy series Arrested Development.
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  • 1984
    Age 43
    Since then, she has worked most frequently in television and theater, though she did appear in some films including The Flamingo Kid in 1984 and the 1994 film PCU.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, she voiced Fran Sinclair on the ABC comedy Dinosaurs, and appeared on Just Shoot Me! as Eve Gallo, the mother of Maya and the ex-wife of magazine publisher Jack Gallo.
  • 1983
    Age 42
    In 1983, she had a role in the short-lived NBC primetime soap opera Bare Essence as Ava Marshall.
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  • 1974
    Age 33
    In 1974, Walter co-starred an episode of Columbo, "Mind Over Mayhem".
    More Details Hide Details She starred in the short-lived series Amy Prentiss, a spinoff of Ironside and had a recurring role on Trapper John, M.D. as Melanie McIntyre, Trapper John's former wife.
  • 1972
    Age 31
    Walter has a daughter, Brooke Bowman, who was born in 1972 and is currently a development executive for ABC Family, from her twelve-year marriage to Ross Bowman, a former Broadway stage manager and television director.
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  • 1971
    Age 30
    Her earliest notable film role was in the 1971 movie Play Misty for Me, in which she played a young woman with behavior consistent with borderline personality disorder who becomes infatuated with and ultimately stalks a disc jockey.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance, Walter received a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Motion Picture Actress – Drama category and critical praise, with Roger Ebert describing Walter as demonstrating "unnerving effectiveness" in the role. Walter's other film credits from that era include Lilith (1964), Grand Prix (1966), The Group (1966), Bye Bye Braverman (1968), and Number One (1969).
  • 1966
    Age 25
    In 1966 she appeared in an episode of The Fugitive entitled "The White Knight".
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  • 1964
    Age 23
    Also in 1964, she guest starred in the episode "How Much for a Prince?" of CBS's short-lived drama The Reporter.
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    Walter appeared in the first episode of Flipper, shown in September 1964.
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    Amongst those series is Walter's notable role as Lorna Richmond on "The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow" episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour which aired in April 14, 1964; and a supporting role as William Shatner's wife in the 1965 series For The People.
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  • 1962
    Age 21
    Walter began her acting career as the character Julie Murano on the television series, Love of Life. While appearing on Love of Life from 1962 to 1965, she also acted in many other popular television series, including Naked City, East Side/West Side, Ben Casey, Route 66, Lilith, The Doctors and the Nurses, The Rogues, and The Defenders.
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  • 1941
    Age 0
    Born on January 31, 1941.
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