She later went on to work with Colleen Murphy in the film Shoemaker that garnered her a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Atom Egoyan then cast Watson in The Sweet Hereafter which won the Grand Prize of the jury at Cannes plus Academy Award and Genie nominations. Meanwhile, Watson had begun filming the TV series, La Femme Nikita, which earned her a 1998 Gemini nomination and a continuing fan base at www.albertawatson.com.
Watson's many film credits include Desire, directed by Colleen Murphy, and Deeply, co-starring Lynn Redgrave and Kirsten Dunst, both of which debuted at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival, Tart, with Melanie Griffith, Brad Renfro, and Dominique Swain, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask, which won the Audience Award and Best Director Award at Sundance.
In 2001, Watson scored a second Gemini Award Nomination for her performance in After the Harvest. Her other TV movie, Chasing Cain garnered multiple Gemini nominations as well. Watson starred in Wild Dogs with director Thom Fitzgerald which took home top honors at the Atlantic Film Festival. Watson's voice can be heard in the animated short, Penguins Behind Bars.
In spring 2002, she starred in Guilt by Association, along with Mercedes Ruehl followed by the second installment of Chasing Cain Face and the TV movie The Risen. In late 2002, Watson filmed Choice, the story of controversial Canadian physician Dr. Henry Morgentaler, in Montreal and got another Gemini nomination. Latterly, she has worked on the features The Prince and Me (Lions Gate Films), Some Things that Stay, My BrotherÂ¹s Keeper, Perseverance, and Citizen Duane. She had recurring roles on Producer/Director Ken Finkleman's two television shows The Newsroom and At the Hotel as well as Show Me Yours for Showcase.
In 2005 she starred in the fourth season of the hit Fox series 24 opposite Keifer Sutherland and William Devane.
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Alberta Watson Facts
|Birth Name||Faith Susan Alberta Watson|
|Birthday||March 6, 1955 (63)|
|Birthplace||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Alberta Watson compared to you?|
|Hedwig and the Angry Inch|
|The Prince and Me|
|Away from Her|
|La Femme Nikita: The Complete Seasons 1-5|
|La Femme Nikita: Season 4|