Alberta Watson Biography (1955-)

Full name, Faith Susan Alberta Watson; born March 6, 1955, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Birth Details
March 6, 1955
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Amy Steiner, Fortune Dane, CBS, 1986
  • Rebecca Meyer, Buck James, ABC, 1987-88
  • Nina Delaney, Island Son, CBS, 1989-90
  • Madeline, La Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita), USA Network and CTV, 1997-2000
  • Mrs. Mastriani, Missing (also known as 1-800-Missing), Lifetime, beginning 2003
  • Susan, The Newsroom, CBC, beginning 2004
  • Toni Bane, Show Me Yours, Oxygen Channel, beginning 2004
  • Erin Driscoll, 24 (also known as 24 Hours), Fox, beginningc. 2005
  • Miniseries
  • Zofia Rosnovski, Kane & Abel, CBS, 1985
  • Movies
  • Norma, War Brides, CBC, 1980
  • Passengers, [Canada], 1980
  • Suzanne, I Am a Hotel (short), CBC, 1983
  • Dominica Mastrelli, Murder in Space, Showtime, 1985
  • Lieutenant Helen Prescott, Women of Valor (also known as Womenof Valour), CBS, 1986
  • Cassandra, Red Earth, White Earth (also known as Snake Treaty), CBS, 1989
  • Ellen Giancola, Relentless: Mind of a Killer, NBC, 1993
  • Deborah Walsh Bradford, Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (alsoknown as Frame Up), NBC, 1994
  • Agent Lynette Graham, A Child Is Missing, CBS, 1995
  • Jennifer Kingsley, Seeds of Doubt, 1996
  • Peggy Witte, Giant Mine, CBC, 1996
  • Victoria Gotti, Gotti, HBO, 1996
  • Mary Bradley, The Girl next Door (also known as Fatale innocence), CTV, 1999
  • Amelia Gare, After the Harvest, Lifetime, 2001
  • Angie, Guilt by Association (also known as Coupable par amour), Court TV, 2002
  • Detective Denise McGoogan, Chasing Cain: Face (also known as Chasing Cain: Three to the Heart), CBC, 2002
  • Amanda Knowles, The Risen (also known as La ressuscitee), Women's Television Network and The Movie Network (Canada), 2003
  • Chava Morgentaler, Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story, CTV, 2003
  • Murder in the Hamptons, Lifetime, 2005
  • Specials
  • Voice of Babs, Penguins behind Bars (animated short special), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Mitzi, "War and Peace," King of Kensington, CBC and syndicated, 1980
  • Jill Friedlander, "Remembering Melody," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1984
  • Prostitute, "Fuched Again," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Carla Holden, "The Distant Fire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Mercedes Puentes, "Tango Bellarosa," Street Legal, CBC, 1987
  • Maria Lopez, "Partners and Other Strangers," Street Legal, CBC, 1989
  • Andrea, "The Return of Yale Pinhaus," Grand, NBC, 1990
  • Miss Hanley, "His Hour upon the Stage," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Angela Brandt, "Skin Deep," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Marie Sands, "Conviction of His Courage," Matrix, USA Network, 1993
  • Lynda Tillman, "If These Walls Could Talk," The Outer Limits (alsoknown as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1995
  • Open Mike with Mike Bullard, CanWest Global Television, 1998, 2003
  • Judge Olivia Delaney, "The More Things Stay the Same," Soul Food,Showtime, 2000
  • Artificial intelligence version of Madeline, "A Girl Who Wasn't There," La Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita), USA Network and CTV, 2001
  • Judge, "Bill Sue's," Puppets Who Kill, The Comedy Network (Canada), 2004
  • Pilots
  • Amy Steiner, Fortune Dane, CBS, 1986
  • Rebecca Meyer, Buck James, ABC, 1987
  • Lerry Lomax, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989
  • Nina Delaney, Island Son, CBS, 1989
  • Madeline, La Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita), USA Network and CTV, 1997
  • Mrs. Mastriani, Missing (also known as 1-800-Missing), Lifetime, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Donna, Power Play (also known as Operation Overthrow, State of Shock, and Le jeu de la puissance), Danton Films, 1978
  • Exposure (short film), c. 1978
  • Mitzi, In Praise of Older Women (also known as En hommage aux femmes de trente ans), Astral Films, 1978, Avco-Embassy, 1979
  • Olivia Page, Stone Cold Dead, Astral Films, 1979, Dimension Pictures, 1980
  • (Uncredited) Litha, Fukkatsu no hi (also known as Day of Resurrection, The End, and Virus), dubbed version released by Boardwood Productions, 1980
  • Dinah, Best Revenge (also known as Misdeal), Lorimar Home Video, 1981
  • Tina, Black Mirror (also known as Haute surveillance), France Film/Les Films Moliere, 1981
  • Tony, Dirty Tricks, Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • Susan Goodman, The Soldier (also known as Codename: The Soldier), Embassy Pictures, 1982
  • Eva Cuza, The Keep, Paramount, 1983
  • Ann Mason, White of the Eye, Palisades Entertainment Group/NorstarReleasing, 1988
  • Thalia/Marla/Nicole, Destiny to Order, Cineplex-Odeon Films, 1990
  • Christine De Vera, The Hitman, Cannon, 1991
  • Phyliss, Zebrahead (also known as The Colour of Love), Triumph Releasing, 1992
  • Susan Aibelli, Spanking the Monkey, Fine Line Features, 1994
  • Ellen O'Leary, Bullet, 1995
  • Lauren Murphy, Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Anna, Shoemaker, Telefilm Canada/Subjective Eye, 1996
  • Megan, Sweet Angel Mine, Handmade Films, 1996
  • Risa, The Sweet Hereafter (also known as De beaux lendemains), Fine Line Features, 1997
  • Nita, The Life before This, Odeon Films, 1999
  • Fiona McKay, Deeply (also known as Sur fond d'ocean), OdeonFilms, 2000
  • Simone, Desire (also known as Begierde and Fatale Sehnsucht), Remstar Distribution, 2000
  • Caterin, The Art of Woo, ArtStar Pix, 2001
  • Detective Denise McGoogan, Chasing Cain, Muse Distribution International, 2001
  • Hedwig Schmitt (Hansel's mother), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (musical), Fine Line Features, 2001
  • Lily Storm, Tart (also known as Naive), Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Natalie, The Wild Dogs, Mongrel Media, 2002
  • Amy Morgan, The Prince & Me (also known as The Prince and Me), Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Anne Phelan, Irish Eyes (also known as Vendetta: No Conscience,No Mercy), Shoreline Entertainment/R.S. Entertainment, 2004
  • Helen Woods, My Brother's Keeper (also known as Le sang du frere), Little Ricky Productions, 2004
  • Liz Anderson, Some Things That Stay, Christal Films, 2004
  • Bonnie Balfour, Citizen Duane, ThinkFilm, 2006
  • Martha Brewer, A Lobster Tale (also known as Perseverance),Darius Films, 2006
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in productions in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area.

Further Reference


    • Detour, May, 1996
    • Elm Street, May, 1998
    • Toronto Star, July 18, 1999; December 12, 1999; March 3, 2001
    • Toronto Sun, December 29, 1995
    • TV Zone Special, July, 2005, pp. 98-102

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