Date of Birth : Mar 6th 1955
Character actresses are not as common as their male counterparts in today’s film industry. However, prolific Canadian actress Alberta Watson has made a name for herself by specializing in a certain type of character. Since her career began in the late
1970s, she has repeatedly played sultry maternal types, and in particular cool, no-nonsense women. She is perhaps best known for her role as Madeline on the cult cable-TV series Nikita.
She appeared in a number of features and TV movies over the next few years, including Stone Cold Dead (1979), War Brides (1980), Passengers (1980), Dirty Tricks (1981), and Black Mirror (1981). She also appeared on an episode of the popular Canadian sitcom, The King of Kensington with Al Waxman.
In the early 1980s, Alberta Watson moved to the U.S. and continued to work regularly, obtaining more significant roles as the years progressed. She appeared alongside names such as Ken Wahl and Jeffrey Jones in The Prisoner (1982) and John Rhys-Davies and Michael Ironside in Best Revenge (1981).