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Alberta Watson (1955–2015)


Alberta Watson, well known to television audiences for her Gemini award-nominated role as Madeline on La Femme Nikita (1997), enjoys a long and diverse career in television and film. A native of Toronto, Watson began performing with a local theater group as a teenager. She received a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actress for one of her first... See full bio »

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Known For

La Femme Nikita
La Femme Nikita Madeline / Madeline A.I.
(1997-2001)
The Lookout
The Lookout Barbara Pratt
(2007)
Hackers
Hackers Lauren Murphy
(1995)

Filmography

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 2010 Heartland (TV Series)
Sarah Craven
 2009 The Spine (Short)
Mary Rutherford (voice)
 2008 The Border (TV Series)
Minister Suzanne Fleischer
- The Sweep (2008) ... Minister Suzanne Fleischer
- Prescriptive Measures (2008) ... Minister Suzanne Fleischer
- Peak Oil (2008) ... Minister Suzanne Fleischer
- Nothing to Declare (2008) ... Minister Suzanne Fleischer
- Stop Loss (2008) ... Minister Suzanne Fleischer
 2008 Growing Op
Marilla
 2007 The Lookout
Barbara Pratt
 2006 A Lobster Tale
Martha Brewer
 2006 Angela's Eyes (TV Series)
Lydia Anderson
- Eyes on the Prize (2006) ... Lydia Anderson
- In Your Eyes (2006) ... Lydia Anderson
- Lyin' Eyes (2006) ... Lydia Anderson
- Blue-Eyed Blues (2006) ... Lydia Anderson
- Eyes of the Father (2006) ... Lydia Anderson
 2006 Away from Her
Dr. Fischer
 2006 Citizen Duane
Bonnie Balfour
 2006 At the Hotel (TV Series)
Camille
- I F***ed Lou Reed (2006) ... Camille
- Welcome to the Rousseau (2006) ... Camille
 2005 Million Dollar Murder (TV Movie)
Ted's Lawyer
 2005 Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story (TV Movie)
Chava Rosenfarb-Morgentaler
 2004 Some Things That Stay
Liz Anderson
 2004 Show Me Yours (TV Series)
Toni Bane
- I Confess (2004) ... Toni Bane
- It's My Party (2004) ... Toni Bane
- Sexual Healing (2004) ... Toni Bane
- The Following Game (2004) ... Toni Bane
- War & Peace (2004) ... Toni Bane
 2004 My Brother's Keeper
Helen Woods
 2004 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Susan
- Say Cheese (2004) ... Susan
- The British Accent (2004) ... Susan
- Slow Leak (2004) ... Susan
- The Fifty (2004) ... Susan
 2004 Puppets Who Kill (TV Series)
Judge
- Bill Sues (2004) ... Judge
 2003 1-800-Missing (TV Series)
Mrs. Mastriani
- Pilot (2003) ... Mrs. Mastriani
 2003 Penguins Behind Bars (TV Short)
Babs (voice)
 2003 The Risen (TV Movie)
Amanda Knowles
 2002 The Wild Dogs
Natalie
 2002 Guilt by Association (TV Movie)
Angie
 2001 The Art of Woo
Caterin Aucoin
 2001 Tart
Lily Storm
 2001 After the Harvest (TV Movie)
Amelia Gare
 1997-2001 La Femme Nikita (TV Series)
Madeline / Madeline A.I.
- Up the Rabbit Hole (2000) ... Madeline
- Four Light Years Farther (2000) ... Madeline
- Face in the Mirror (2000) ... Madeline
- Time Out of Mind (2000) ... Madeline
 2000 Deeply
Fiona
 2000/I Desire
Simone
 1998/II The Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Mary Bradley
 1997 The Sweet Hereafter
Risa
 1996 Giant Mine (TV Movie)
Peggy Witte
 1996 Sweet Angel Mine
Megan
 1996 Shoemaker
Anna
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Victoria Gotti
 1995 A Child Is Missing (TV Movie)
Agent Lynette Graham
 1995 Hackers
Lauren Murphy
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Lynda Tillman
- If These Walls Could Talk (1995) ... Lynda Tillman
 1995 What's His Face (Short)
Woman
 1994 Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (TV Movie)
Deborah Walsh Bradford
 1994 Spanking the Monkey
Susan Aibelli
 1993 Matrix (TV Series)
Marie Sands
- Conviction of His Courage (1993) ... Marie Sands
 1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV Movie)
Ellen Giancola
 1991-1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Angela Brandt / Miss Hanley
- Skin Deep (1992) ... Angela Brandt
- His Hour Upon the Stage (1991) ... Miss Hanley
 1991 The Hitman
Christine De Vera
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
Andrea
- The Return of Yale Pinhaus (1990) ... Andrea
 1990 Island Son (TV Series)
Nina Delaney
- Separations (1990) ... Nina Delaney
 1987-1989 Street Legal (TV Series)
Maria Lopez / Mercedes Puentes
- Partners and Other Strangers (1989) ... Maria Lopez
- Tango Bellarosa (1987) ... Mercedes Puentes
 1989 Shannon's Deal (TV Movie)
Terry Lomax
 1985-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Taffy Gould / Carla Holden
- The Caper (1989) ... Taffy Gould
- The Distant Fire (1985) ... Carla Holden
 1989 Destiny to Order
Thalia / Marla / Nicole
 1989 Red Earth, White Earth (TV Movie)
 1987-1988 Buck James (TV Series)
Dr. Rebecca Meyer
- The Requiem (1988) ... Dr. Rebecca Meyer
- Heal Thyself (1988) ... Dr. Rebecca Meyer
- To Everything a Season (1988) ... Dr. Rebecca Meyer
- Top Secret (1988) ... Dr. Rebecca Meyer
- Quality of Life (1988) ... Dr. Rebecca Meyer
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)
Lt. Helen Prescott
 1986 Fortune Dane (TV Series)
Amy Steiner
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series)
Zofia Rosnovski
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Zofia Rosnovski
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Zofia Rosnovski
 1984 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Jill Friedlander
- Remembering Melody (1984) ... Jill Friedlander
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Prostitute
- Fuched Again (1984) ... Prostitute
 1984 Best Revenge
Dinah
 1983 I Am a Hotel (TV Short)
Suzanne
 1983 The Keep
Eva Cuza
 1982 The Soldier
Susan Goodman
 1981 Black Mirror
Tina
 1981 Dirty Tricks
Tony
 1980 Passengers (TV Movie)
 1980 War Brides (TV Movie)
Norma
 1980 Day of Resurrection
Litha (uncredited)
 1980 King of Kensington (TV Series)
Mitzi
- War and Peace (1980) ... Mitzi
 1979 Stone Cold Dead
Olivia Page
 1979 Exposure (Short)
Barbara
 1978 Power Play
Donna (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to be a Stick Girl and not eat, I don't want to have a lot of procedures. I want a rounded life. I love to work, it allows me my expression of how I perceive life and allows me to have a life. I get to play characters that are more dicey, have more spice, more edge. I don't have to be concerned if the character has a few pounds; I don't have to worry about make-up. That's not to say ... See more »

Trivia:

Her name was the basis for the character Alberta Green, played by Tamara Tunie, on 24 (2001). Ironically, Watson joined the "24" cast for the show's fourth season. See more »

Trademark:

Mona Lisa smile.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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