Jessica Walter

American actress (1941–2021)

Jessica Walter (January 31, 1941 – March 24, 2021) was an American actress. She played Lucille Bluth in the television sitcom Arrested Development. She also played Tabitha Wilson in the series 90210.[1]

Jessica Walter
Walter at a premiere party for 90210 in 2008
Born(1941-01-31)January 31, 1941
DiedMarch 24, 2021(2021-03-24) (aged 80)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Years active1962–2021
Notable workEast Side/West Side
Ben Casey
The Doctors and the Nurses
The Defenders
Just Shoot Me!
Arrested Development
Ross Bowman
(m. 1966; div. 1978)

(m. 1983; died 2019)
  • David Walter (father)
  • Esther Grossier (mother)
RelativesRichard Walter (brother)
AwardsEmmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Walter received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. She won that award for playing Amy Prentiss in the police drama television series of the same name.[2]

She was married to Ron Leibman from 1983 until his death in 2019.

Walter was born in Brooklyn, New York.

She died on March 24, 2021 at her apartment in Manhattan, aged 80.[3]


  1. "Jessica Walter". Famous Birthdays. Retrieved Oct 6, 2016.
  2. "Jessica Walter". IMDB Awards. Retrieved Oct 6, 2016.
  3. Tapp, Tom (25 March 2021). "Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning 'Arrested Development', 'Archer' Actress Was 80". Deadline. Retrieved 25 March 2021.