Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter appeared as Claudia Bradford on the Three's Company spinoff series Three's a Crowd.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1941-01-31) 31 January 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Career/Family Information
Actress and Voiceover artist
Years active: 1962 to present
Character information
Appeared on: Three's a Crowd (recurring role in six episodes)
Character played: Claudia Bradford
Three's Company Script

Jessica Walter (born 31 January 1941) appeared in a recurring role as Claudia Bradford, the mother of Vicky Bradford (Mary Cadorette) and ex-wife of James Bradford (Robert Mandan) in the Three's Company spinoff series Three's A Crowd.

Jessica is perhaps best known for roles in the films Play Misty for Me and Grand Prix, and for her roles as Lucille Bluth on the FOX-TV sitcom Arrested Development and Malory Archer on Archer.

Early life

Walter was born to a Jewish household in Brooklyn, NY. She is the daughter of Esther (née Groisser) and David Walter, a musician of some note who was a member of the NBC Symphony, and the NYC Ballet Orchestra.[1][2] She was raised in Queens, and graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. In the early 1960s, she trained alongside James Caan and Christopher Lloyd at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse before getting her big break, a regular role on the soap opera Love of Life.[3] She appeared on the show from 1962 to 1965.

Notable career works

Jessica was a series regular for the first half of season one of the FOX-TV drama series 90210 as Tabitha Wilson, provided the voice of the character Fran Sinclair in the ABC-TV animated sitcom series Dinosaurs, and starred as the title character of the television series Amy Prentiss for which she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. Jessica currently supplies the voice actor for Malory Archer in the FX animated series Archer and stars as Elaine Robbins in TVLand's Retired at 35.

Personal life

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 the TV series Law & Order in the episode "House Counsel", and he joined the cast of Archer, playing Malory Archer's new husband. Walter's daughter, Brooke Bowman, was born in 1972.[4] Jessica also is the sister of screenwriter Richard Walter.


  1. "Jessica Walter Biography (1941?-)". Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  2. "David Walter". Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  3. "Jessica Walter: Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development talks about her kooky character". Entertainment Weekly. 2005-06-24.,,1073625,00.html. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  4. Keck, William (2005-09-16). "A terrific 'Development' boosts Jessica Walter's career". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-03-18.

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