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Alberta Watson


B: March 6, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario
D: March 21, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario

Character actresses are not as common as their male counterparts in today`s film industry. However, Alberta Watson made a name for herself by specializing in a certain type of character. Since her career began in the late 1970s, she repeatedly played sultry maternal types, and in particular cool, no-nonsense women. She is usually remembered for her role as Senator Madeline Pierce on the cult cable-TV series Nikita. Alberta Watson had battled lymphoma for a number of a years and died in Toronto a couple of weeks after turning 60.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Power Play (1978)
In Praise of Older Woman (1978)
Stone Cold Dead (1979)

War Brides (TV-1980)
Black Mirror (1981)
Dirty Tricks (1981)
Best Revenge (1982)
The Soldier (1982)
The Keep (1983)
Murder in Space (TV-1985)
Women of Valor (TV-1986)
White of the Eye (1987)
Red Earth, White Earth (TV-1989)
Shannon’s Deal (TV-1989)

Destiny to Order (1990)
The Hitman (1991)
Zebrahead (1992)
Frame-up (TV-1993)
Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV-1993)
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (TV-1994)
A Child is Missing (TV-1995)
Hackers (1995)
Sweet Angel Mine (1996)
Shoemaker (1996)
Seeds of Doubt (1996)
Bullet (1996)
Gotti (TV-1996)
Giant Mine (TV-1996)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
The Life Before This (1999)
The Girl Next Door (TV-1999)

Tart (2000)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2000)
Desire (2000)
Deeply (2000)
Chasing Cain (2000)
After the Harvest (2001)
The Art of Woo (2001)
Guilt by Association (TV-2001)
Irish Eyes (2002)
The Wild Dogs (2002)
Chasing Cain: Face (TV-2002)
The Risen (TV-2002)
Penguins Behind Bars (voice, TV-2003)
Irish Eyes (2002)
Choice (TV-2003)
The Prince & Me (2004)
My Brother`s Keeper (2004)
Irish Eyes (2004)
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Murder in the Hamptons (TV-2005)
Away from Her (2006)
A Lobster Tale (2006)
Citizen Duane (2006)
The Lookout (2007)
Growing Op (2008)
Helen (2008)
The Spine (voice, 2009, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Kane & Abel (1985, mini-series)
Buck James (1987)
Island Son (1989)
La Femme Nikita (1997-2000)
The Newsoom (2004)
Show Me Yours (2004)
24 (2005)
Angela`s Eyes (2006)
The Border (2008-2010)

Nikita (2011-2012)

POster for the 2004 movie Some Things That Stay courtesy of Christal Films
POster for the 2004 movie Some Things That Stay courtesy of Christal Films