Melora is currently starring in the HBO series BIG LOVE. She is best known for her haunting performance as the drug addicted yet sympathetic 'Claudia' in Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed film MAGNOLIA.
Melora was also seen in MATCHSTICK MEN, in which she played Nicholas Cage's ex-wife opposite Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman and Anthony Minghella's epic Civil War tale COLD MOUNTAIN, with Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellwegger. Early in 2004 Melora starred in New Line's BUTTERFLY EFFECT, in which she costarred as 'Andrea', the mother of a young boy who tries to change the future, opposite Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart.
She has also starred in Katherine Lindberg's dark drama RAIN, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, that premiered at the Venice Film Festival to rave reviews. In addition, she starred in the independent comedy WISE GIRLS opposite Mira Sorvino and Mariah Carey.
Walter's other film credits include Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS and HARD EIGHT, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, ERASER, Tim Burton's ED WOOD and TWENTY BUCKS with Brendan Fraser and Elisabeth Shue.
Walters has also made many appearances on the small screen. Her television credits include a recurring role on Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey's PUSH, NEVADA, a series regular role on L.A. DOCTORS and guest appearances on ROSEANNE, NYPD BLUE, PICKET FENCES, SEINFELD, and Showtime's telefilm DEAD MAN'S REVENGE.
Walters was born in Saudi Arabia and spent part of her childhood in Holland. As a young adult she was active in sports and dance, both of which helped to shape her desire to perform. After studying abroad, she returned to America to pursue a career as an artist at the Pratt Institute in New York.
With the encouragement of her art professors, Walters began to write plays and experiment with acting. With persistence and determination, she soon found her way to the legendary Actor's Studio, and she began performing in various off-Broadway productions, including, "Scream and Dances of Bronx Bear" and "Burt Lancaster" at the Manhattan Class Company.
Very much a "Renaissance" woman, Walters is also an accomplished artist, writer and painter who enjoys outdoor sports like swimming, running, and skiing. She is also fluent in French and Dutch.
Walters currently resides in Los Angeles.