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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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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
La Femme Nikita
La Femme Nikita Madeline / Madeline A.I.
Hackers Lauren Murphy
The Prince and Me
The Prince and Me Amy Morgan


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 2011-2012 Nikita (TV Series)
Senator Madeline Pierce
 2010 Heartland (TV Series)
Sarah Craven
 2009 The Spine (Short)
Mary Rutherford (voice)
 2009 Helen
Dr. Sherman
 2008 The Border (TV Series)
Minister Suzanne Fleischer
 2008 Growing Op
 2007 The Lookout
Barbara Pratt
 2006 A Lobster Tale
Martha Brewer
 2006 Angela's Eyes (TV Series)
Lydia Anderson
 2006 Away from Her
Dr. Fischer
 2006 Citizen Duane
Bonnie Balfour
 2006 At the Hotel (TV Series)
 2005 Murder in the Hamptons (TV Movie)
Ted's Lawyer
 2004-2005 24 (TV Series)
Erin Driscoll
 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
 2004 My Brother's Keeper
Helen Woods
 2004 The Newsroom (TV Series)
 2004 The Prince and Me
Amy Morgan
 2004 Puppets Who Kill (TV Series)
 2003 1-800-Missing (TV Series)
Mrs. Mastriani
 2003 Penguins Behind Bars (TV Short)
Babs (voice)
 2003 The Risen (TV Movie)
Amanda Knowles
 2002 Chasing Cain: Face (TV Movie)
Detective Denise McGoogan
 2002 The Wild Dogs
 2002 Guilt by Association (TV Movie)
 2001 The Art of Woo
Caterin Aucoin
 2001 Tart
Lily Storm
 2001 Chasing Cain
Denise McGoogan
 2001 After the Harvest (TV Movie)
Amelia Gare
 2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hansel's Mom
 1997-2001 La Femme Nikita (TV Series)
Madeline / Madeline A.I.
 2000 Deeply
 2000/I Desire
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series)
Judge Olivia Delaney
 1999 The Life Before This
 1998/II The Girl Next Door (TV Movie)
Mary Bradley
 1998 Seeds of Doubt
Jennifer Kingsley
 1997 The Sweet Hereafter
 1996 Giant Mine (TV Movie)
Peggy Witte
 1996 Sweet Angel Mine
 1996 Shoemaker
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie)
Victoria Gotti
 1995 A Child Is Missing (TV Movie)
Agent Lynette Graham
 1995 Hackers
Lauren Murphy
 1995 What's His Face (Short)
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Lynda Tillman
 1994 Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (TV Movie)
Deborah Walsh Bradford
 1994 Spanking the Monkey
Susan Aibelli
 1993 Matrix (TV Series)
Marie Sands
 1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV Movie)
Ellen Giancola
 1991-1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Angela Brandt / Miss Hanley
 1992 Zebrahead
 1991 The Hitman
Christine De Vera
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
 1990 Island Son (TV Series)
Nina Delaney
 1987-1989 Street Legal (TV Series)
Maria Lopez / Mercedes Puentes
 1989 Shannon's Deal (TV Movie)
Terry Lomax
 1989 Destiny to Order
Thalia / Marla / Nicole
 1985-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Taffy Gould / Carla Holden
 1989 Red Earth, White Earth (TV Movie)
 1987-1988 Buck James (TV Series)
Dr. Rebecca Meyer
 1987 White of the Eye
Ann Mason
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)
Lt. Helen Prescott
 1986 Fortune Dane (TV Series)
Amy Steiner
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series)
Zofia Rosnovski
 1985 Murder in Space (TV Movie)
Dominica Mastrelli
 1984 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Jill Friedlander
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
 1984 Best Revenge
 1983 I Am a Hotel (TV Short)
 1983 The Keep
Eva Cuza
 1982 The Soldier
Susan Goodman
 1981 Black Mirror
 1981 Dirty Tricks
 1980 Passengers (TV Movie)
 1980 War Brides (TV Movie)
 1980 Day of Resurrection
Litha (uncredited)
 1980 King of Kensington (TV Series)
 1979 Exposure (Short)
 1979 Stone Cold Dead
Olivia Page
 1978 Power Play
Donna (uncredited)
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[In response to 'How do you deal with bad writing?', 2006:] Truly, it's the hardest work. I mean, you have to try and conjure up a whole person when it's not on the page. It's very difficult. What I try and do is just be even more in the moment so that there are surprises and that at least the surprises will be real. And the surprises are at least fun to play and discover. See more »


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 »


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