An actress with a long list of television and film credits, perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for the Fox show “24,” has died.
The Toronto Star reports that Canadian-born Alberta Watson died Saturday evening at a hospital in Toronto following a battle with cancer. She was 60.
“Her career spanned more than 35 years, beginning with a role in ‘In Praise of Older Women’ in 1978 and ending with a repeat of the character of Madeline Pierce in ‘Nikita,'” the story reports. “In between there was a most impressive body of work. Alberta starred in ’24,’ in ‘The Border,’ and ‘The Newsroom.’ She was on ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Street Legal’ and many more TV shows and movies.”
Watson had a major role on the USA series “La Femme Nikita” from 1997-2001. She was also part of the award-winning ensemble cast of the 1997 movie “The Sweet Hereafter.”