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October 22: So far, Ally has been in two Sons of Anarchy episodes, the season premiere "Albification" and "Gilead" which aired earlier this week. Six episodes remain of the sophomore season.
September 8: Tonight is the season premiere of Sons of Anarchy's sophomore season. Kurt Sutter remarked in a panel for the Television Critics Association press tour that Ally's character "will be going after the greater evil" this season. Remember to tune in for the episodes to find out what that means!
July 20: As we already knew, Ally will be back on Sons of Anarchy this fall. The sophomore season begins September 8th. No word on how many episodes Ally will appear in. SutterInk, the blog of SoA creator and exec producer Kurt Sutter, is a good place to hang out while waiting for September. Sutter blogs about the production and posts promo videos for the upcoming season.
May 2: Ally will guest star on CSI in the May 7th episode, "Hog Heaven". She'll play Rita Nettles, the wife of an undercover cop, who has a past with Captain Jim Brass, Paul Guilfoyle's character. Watch an extended preview of the episode on YouTube, and head on over to the show's official site for another. The casting call for the character reads: "Late 30s to Early 40s, Strong, Tough, Intelligent, Attractive, she is the wife of undercover cop, Joe Nettles, who’s infiltrated a motorcycle gang. Briefly involved with Brass, she is a needy woman who feels her marriage has turned into a sham. Desperate for honest affection, angry that her husband may have found another woman, she does the unthinkable and sets him up…"
April 29: Ally guest starred in the April 23rd episode of Southland, called "See the Woman". She played a character called Meryl Rosen. It appears that she was a shrink whom one of the main characters saw. (Thanks to profilergirl at IMDb who alerted me to this!) The full episode is up for viewing at NBC's site until May 29th, so go watch it! Sons of Anarchy started shooting its second season this week, according to show creator and exec producer Kurt Sutter. No official word on Ally's cast status, but she is working out to prepare for the role: a Los Angeles based personal trainer, Linda LaRue, blogs about training Ally. In other news, Wonderful World had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, the 27th. From the looks of it, Ally didn't attend the premiere.
March 15: Wonderful World will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The festival runs from April 22 to May 3. The movie is in the "Encounters" category. The festival site has a synopsis of the movie: Matthew Broderick is Ben Singer, the world’s most negative man. When his roommate, Ibou, falls ill, Ben is forced to host his Senegalese sister, Khadi (Sanaa Lathan). What starts as an awkward living arrangement soon turns into something more, and Ben’s usual self-destructive nature gives way as he begins to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places..
January 17: Toe to Toe had its premiere at Sundance yesterday. WireImage has photos of Ally with rest of the movie's cast and the director Emily Abt from the premiere. Ally also popped by the InStyle St. Ives lounge; Getty Images has two photos of the occasion, and WireImage has five. (WireImage photos are exceedingly hard to link to, so please, perform a search for Ally's name at the main page, and the photos will come up.)
December 19: Ally's joined the ranks of those SAG members who urge calling off the strike vote in January 2009.
December 7: Ally was in the penultimate episode as well as the season finale of Sons of Anarchy, "The Sleep of Babies" and "The Revelator", respectively. In other news, Toe to Toe will have its world premiere at the Sundance film festival in January 2009. Perhaps Ally will attend the festival.
November 13: Ally was in last night's Sons of Anarchy episode, "Capybara". The going is getting tough, so I hope you all remembered to tune in! Three episodes remain of the first season. The series was recently renewed, so here's hoping Agent Stahl lives to see the sophomore season.
November 9: Ally appeared in this week's Sons of Anarchy again. It was the ninth episode, "Better Half". Sorry for the late news; the show has scarce spoilers, so the safest bet would be to watch the remaining four episodes to ensure your Ally fix.
October 20: Ally's guest starred in two Sons of Anarchy episodes, "AK-51" and "Old Bones", which aired October 8 and 15, respectively. Her character is a randy and obnoxious ATF agent looking into the biker club activities. It seems likely that her character will be in the episode airing this week. Tune into FX Wednesday at 10 pm to know for sure. In the mean time, and if you live in the US, you can catch up with the series and episodes at the series' official FX site. Here you can see a promotional photo of Ally and other actors from the episode "AK-51".
October 11: Ally will reprise her role as Phoebe on Boston Legal in the episode "True Love", airing October 13. This time around, Phoebe asks for Alan Shore's help in defending her husband, Robert Brooks (played by Kyle Secor), in a murder trial. Here are two sneak peeks for the episode: Alan and Brooks, and Alan and Denny Crane discussing the personal ramifications of the case for Alan. There is a transcript of "Smoke Signals" up at Boston-Legal.org.
September 17: Ally is to guest star on the season premiere, called "Smoke Signals", of Boston Legal on September 22nd. Her character, Phoebe Prentice, is an attorney working for big tobacco, and a former flame of Alan Shore, James Spader's character. TV Guide has two photos of Ally and James Spader. Apparently, Alan carries quite a torch for Phoebe.
August 2: Tareco Productions have released a trailer for Bee Afraid at YouTube. Ally is in the trailer, so go have a look here. In addition, a photo of Ally is featured in the behind-the-scenes video situated at Tareco Productions website, under Gallery. Bee Afraid is the fourth snippet in the sequence. A Gazette.Net article is about a school campus being used in a location shoot for Toe to Toe. The article includes a photo of Ally on location, having her make-up retouched.
July 27: Tell Me You Love Me's second season is a no-go after all. Creator Cynthia Mort struggled, and ultimately failed, to find a direction for the sophomore season of the series. Read the whole-yet-brief story at either Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide or The Hollywood Reporter.
July 3: Sadly, Ally didn't apparently make the top ten shortlists of either lead or supporting actress nominations at the Emmys this year. Say it with me: boo!! Thankfully, at least Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly is smarting, too, at this snub.
June 5: Ally, along with the other actresses of Tell Me You Love Me, get a little Emmy attention at Variety in the supporting actress category. Nominations for this year's awards will be announced July 17.
May 21: Michael Ausiello of TV Guide, aided by Matt Roush and Bruce Fretts, has included Ally under supporting actress nominees in his dream Emmy ballot. From these men's lips to God's ears!
May 6: IMDb reports that Ally has signed to appear in a movie called Toe to Toe as Claire. The movie will be written and directed by Emily Abt. Ally's character is described thus: "(45): Elegant, Caucasian, leggy woman. Heavy-hitter in the world of international development. Confident, ambitious and always on the go." The movie is slated for release in 2009.
May 2: You can see Ally's ad for Clairol's "Nice and Easy" range at YouTube, courtesy of rhcannon. Huzzah!
April 6: I've located some new "old" photos of Ally. Here, you can find three pictures of a photo shoot in the 1990s with Ally, and also two candids of her from the Dirt premiere in December 2006.
March 25: Ally's Law and Order episode "Driven" will be repeated on Wednesday, 26th of March, on NBC. Sorry for the late heads up!
January 26: Tell Me You Love Me received its award as one of the best television series of 2007, chosen by American Film Institute, on January 11th. Ally and co-star Tim DeKay were on hand to participate in the festivities. Getty Images has a picture of them together at the gala. (Perform a search for "Ally Walker" with the quotation marks.) Also: Tim DeKay's website lists Ally as a guest star in a one-reeler film called Bee Afraid. More details here as they surface.
January 24: Ally guest starred in last night's Law and Order episode called "Driven" as a racist mother. Sorry about the belated heads-up! I'll keep you posted on if and when NBC will rerun the episode. In the mean time, Television without Pity has weecapped the episode. You can read it here. NBC offers a "Two-Minute Replay" of the episode at their video section (ainoarwen's note: defunct as of Oct '08).
December 18: American Film Institute will honor Tell Me You Love Me as one of the top ten television shows of 2007. The awards will be given out Jan 11, 2008. Congratulations to the creative team!
December 1: This is a few months late (hee!), but Ally stepped out on the town with John to celebrate Nip/Tuck's fifth season premiere on Oct 20. You can see three photos of them at Contactmusic.com. Also on the site are two photos of Ally from HBO's Emmys After Party; you can catch a glimpse of her dress in full. Over at Getty Images, there are three photos of Ally and co. from the Nip/Tuck party. In one of them, Ally's kissing former Profiler co-star Julian McMahon on the cheek! Aw. (At Getty Images, perform search under Editorial - Entertainment photos and remember to include the "" around Ally's name.)
November 24: It's been confirmed that Ally will indeed be playing Matthew Broderick's former wife in Wonderful World. Tell Me You Love Me will be released on DVD in February 2008. Also, I'm still hard at work with trying to find out in which American Dad! episode Ally has appeared. Garn's Guides lists the episode to be "Four Little Words", broadcast in April of this year. No solid confirmation of this at this point. However, all you lucky Americans can apparently view the episode on AOL Video. Hm...
October 24: Internet Movie Database reports that Ally has a role in the upcoming Wonderful World, starring Matthew Broderick and Sanaa Lathan. The movie is currently being shot in Shreveport, Louisiana. The filming will reportedly take 23 days. Ally's character is called Eliza, but there are scant details of the character and her role in the movie. She could be the ex-wife of Broderick's character or someone else altogether. I'll keep looking for more info.
October 4: The Hollywood Reporter reports that HBO has picked up Tell Me You Love Me for a second season. No word yet when the shooting will begin or the second season will air.
September 27: Here's Some intimate moments, an LA Times interview that was published at the beginning of this month. It has a lovely new publicity shot of Ally, so be sure to take a look!
September 25: Dish magazine recently published 8 Questions with... Ally Walker. She dishes on her favourite shows, being starstruck and the gossip in tabloid magazines.
September 20: Ally did make an appearance at HBO's Emmy After Party! DailyCeleb.com has a photo of her from the event. I was beginning to wonder why no one from Tell Me You Love Me would have put in some face time.
September 18: HBO has put online a brief interview with Ally. She dishes on her role, and answers a short relationship quiz.
September 15: BuddyTV conducted an interview with Ally about Tell Me You Love Me and her previous roles.
September 12: The Celebrity Image Database has added more photos of Ally to their collection. The photos are candids and Profiler promo shots, so go take a look. Best of all: you're able to save them to your hard drive.
September 11: Here's a brief but nice interview with Ally about her career as an actress and Tell Me You Love Me: "Ally Walker to Bare All for Her Art."
September 10 (updated): Reaction to Tell Me You Love Me is trickling in. Read Ryan McGee's column of From Inside the Box at Zap2it and Karen Valby's TV Watch column at Entertainment Weekly. In addition, HBO has added features to the show's official site, including an episode guide, a seemingly weekly blog by Cynthia Mort and a link to Tell Me about Tell Me You Love Me, a site where real-life couples discuss the themes they pick up on in the episodes. Update: Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly wonders whether Ally might be an Emmy contender next year! Keep your fingers crossed...
September 9th: Tell Me You Love Me will premiere at 10 pm. HBO On Demand offers episodes for viewing six days prior to the scheduled broadcast. Tell Me You Love Me reviews: Gillian Flynn of Entertainment Weekly, Rick Porter of Zap2it, Ellen Gray of Philadelphia Daily News, Maureen Ryan of Chicago Tribune, Tim Goodman of SFGate.com, Robert Bianco of USA Today, Peter Ames Carlin of The Oregonian, James Poniewozik of TIME, and Joanne Ostrow of Denver Post.
September 7th: The bitching Television without Pity website has added Tell Me You Love Me to its recap list. The site also has a proper forum in which to discuss the minutiae of the show as well as the cast - including Ally! Join the fun!
July 8th: By Appointment Only has been broadcast in Spain on April 28th on the Antena 3 network. Film Affinity website has a promo photo and/or DVD cover shot as well as a plot synopsis of the movie here. E-Filme.org provides a bigger cover art here. The movie was on sale at the Berlin Film Festival in early February 2007.
June 13th: A two-minute promo for Tell Me You Love Me was available at YouTube. The promo introduces the premise and the couples and shows some clips from scenes. Ally says: "it's very difficult having small children and being in a long-term relationship." Now (September) the promo can be viewed at HBO's Video section for the series.