Alberta Watson Biography
Alberta Wartsons brilliant acting prowess continued to shine after a slew of television appearances, thus in 1978, she was nominated Best Actress in the Genie Awards for her role as Mitzi in George Kaczenders In Praise of Older Women. The following year she bagged the Best Actress award at the Yorkton Film Festival for the short film Exposure. She then moved to the United States and pursued a Hollywood career, playing roles in films such as The Keep with Scott Glenn and Women of Valor with Susan Sarandon. After almost a decade of working between New York and Los Angeles, Alberta Watson went back to Toronto and stayed there ever since.
Alberta Watson has taken part in successful film and television shows including Hackers in 1995, The Prince & Me in 2004, the Emmy-nominated movie Gotti, and 24 with Kiefer Sutherland. She also became popular in her role as Madeleine in the TV adaptation of the cult hit La Femme Nikita, wherein she stayed for four seasons, as well as regular guest appearances during its fifth season.
Her role as the mother of a child killed in an accident won Alberta Watson another bash of critical praise in the movie The Sweet Hereafter. The movie also received the Grand Prize of theJury at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Academy and Genie Award nominations.
Alberta Watson prefers making independent and locally based films. Under this list is Alberta Watsons lead role as a mother that had an affair with her son in the controversial film Spanking the Monkey wherein Watson garnered critical acclaim as well as the Sundance Film Audience Award and multiple Independent Spirit Awards, Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell, opposite Melanie Griffith and Dominique Swain in Tart, The Wild Dogs, After the Harvest, Deeply, Shoemaker by Colleen Murphy, Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story, and Irish Eyes. Recently, Watson played vital roles on hit TV shows including CBCs Chasing Cain movie series, Angelas Eyes, and the comedy Show Me Yours.
Alberta Watson currently resides in Toronto with her cats and dogs.