Polly Walker Biography:
Polly Walker was born in Lancashire, England on May 19, 1966. The British thespian initially started her career as a dancer, but had to quit due to an injury when she was 18. From the London Drama Center, she transferred to the Royal Shakespeare Company and played bit roles for several months prior to her getting minor roles in the small screen. Her TV and film credits include Lorna Doone, Sliver, Restoration and Emma.
Atia of the Julii is played by Polly Walker on HBO's historical drama series Rome. Atia comes from one of the most powerful families in Rome, and she is the niece of Julius Caesar
and mother to Gaius Octavian
. She is the classic femme fatale who uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants.