Melora Walters is a Saudi Arabian-born American actress. Her Hollywood career started in the late 1980s, debuting in the film Dead Poets Society. During the ’90s, she had roles in the films Rude Awakening, Cabin Boy, All Tied Up, and Eraser. She later gained recognition for her role as Jessie St. Vincent in the movie Boogie Nights. She next played Claudia Wilson Gator in the film Magnolia. From 2006-2010, she became further known for her role as Wanda Henrickson on the HBO series Big Love. She also had performances in the films Cold Mountain, The Butterfly Effect, Hurt, Short Term 12, and many others.