... grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Los Angeles in 1974. She has worked continually as an actress in films, television and theater since then.
She met Tony Sweet in 2008 when he interviewed her on his radio show, On Air With Tony Sweet. To say they hit it off was an understatement and they quickly became friends. So much so that she became his co-host for six months. But she was hooked! When he started his own radio station in 2011, Ann came aboard the new network and started her very popular The Ann Walker Show. Two years later they have found themselves partners in the newest internet radio station, Universal Broadcasting Network, ubnradio.com. Housed at the historic Sunset/Gower Studios in Hollywood they are both returning to the airwaves with their highly popular shows.
Ann’s award-winning theatrical career has included the 2001, 10-month Los Angeles run of Del Shores' play, Southern Baptist Sissies. Her portrayal of Odette Annette Barnett garnered her a Robby Award, a Maddy award, as well as the prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a nomination from her peers for The Ovation Award. Ann happily returned to Dallas, Texas the next year to play Odette again in SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES to SRO houses.
Los Angeles theater-goers have enjoyed her in other award-winning productions such as Tyler Hansen's BALLAD (for which she received a Drama-Logue award and the Robby Award for Best Actress in a Drama), RAIN, BEST WISHES, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS, OPERA COMIQUE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, DAUGHTERS OF THE LONE STAR STATE by Del Shores. But her biggest joy in her theatrical career came in 1996 with Del's other big comedy hit SORDID LIVES in which Ann originated the enduring and beloved LaVonda Dupree, a role she reprised in the award winning film in 2000.
SORDID LIVES played to delighted audiences in many cities around the U.S. and Canada but the phenomenon that occurred in Palm Springs, California astounded everyone. The movie played for an extraordinary three years in Palm Springs. In April of 2002, the mayor proclaimed two days as SORDID LIVES DAYS IN PALM SPRINGS.
In 2007 Ann was invited to join LOGO and the cast of Sordid Lives-The Series as a regular.
Some of Ann's other film credits include: FATHER OF THE BRIDE II, THE FANATICS, IT TAKES TWO, SOULMAN and THE JAGGED EDGE, to name a few. Her TV guest appearances have included: THE SUITE LIFE, PROVIDENCE, ARLISS, PASSIONS, STATE OF GRACE, LAS VEGAS, SEX,LOVE & SECRETS, MADTV and another installment of THE RUTLES, with Eric Idle. You can look for some of her movies-of-the-week: THE MARY KAY LETOURNEAU STORY, SHE'S NO ANGEL and WILLING TO KILL, The Texas Cheerleader Story, LONE RIDER and most recently Undercover Bridesmaid. Currently she can be seen in the the web-series “Child of the 70’s” on u-tube and has just completed two new films, Big Gay Love and Southern Baptist Sissies which will be out later this year.