||Alberta Watson BIOGRAPHY
Alberta Watson, well known to television audiences as Madeline on the cable hit "Nikita" (1997) , has enjoyed 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 movie roles, Mitzi in George Kaczender's In Praise of Older Women (1978). Just a year later, she took home the Best Actress award at the Yorkton Film Festival for short films for "Exposure". Watson then headed to the United States, living in New York and then moving to Los Angeles, where she made several films including the cult horror classic The Keep (1983) with Scott Glenn and the TV movie Women of Valor (1986)(TV) with Susan Sarandon and Kristy McNichol. After returning to the East Coast, Watson took a chance on a low-budget independent film with then-novice director David O. Russell.