Before Arrested Development And Archer: Young Jessica Walter, Then And Now

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
Left: Jessica Walter publicity portrait for the film 'Lilith', 1964. Right: Walter in 'Play Misty For Me.' Sources: Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images; IMDB

Actress Jessica Walter made hit movies in the Groovy Era, including Grand Prix (1966), The Group (1966), and Play Misty For Me (1971) -- though she's most famous today for playing a cynical matriarch on both Arrested Development (2003-2019) and Archer (2009-2020). She didn't exactly disappear during the intervening years -- she worked steadily in TV, with recurring roles on Trapper John, MD; Three's A Crowd; Aaron's Way; Coach; and Oh, Baby (it's ok if you don't remember all of those). Walter also cultivated a very successful career in voice acting, beginning with the Hanna-Barbera series Wildfire in 1986.

For the Arrested Development or Archer fans who've wandered onto this page out of curiosity, we have a satisfying answer to their question: What did Lucille Bluth/Mallory Archer look like when she was young? Answer: Total groovy babe!