- Peta Wilson
name = Peta Wilson
birthdate = birth date and age|1970|11|18
birthname = Peta Gia Wilson
Peta Gia Wilson (born November 18, 1970) is an
Australian actress and model.
Wilson was born in
Sydney, New South Wales, the daughter of Karlene (née White), a caterer, and Darcy Wilson, a former warrant officer. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/37/Peta-Wilson.html Peta Wilson Biography (1970-) ] ] Her parents divorced in 1982. At a young age, she moved and lived a portion of her life in Papua New Guinea. Living there without television or radio, she and her brother learned to entertain themselves putting on private shows for their parents lip synching to Liza Minnelli. This was just a hint of her budding talent to come. Her family moved around from place to place as her father, Darcy Wilson, was in the military special forces. She learned to adapt quickly to each place she moved and was very well liked.
During her teen years she involved herself in sports such as netball and swimming. As a very energetic young woman, her mother was concerned about her being a
tomboy, so Peta was sent to deportment classes. While there she was spotted by a modeling agent. Her new career allowed her to live in Europebut Peta had other plans.
First working as a model in Australia and Europe, she moved to Los Angeles where she studied acting in 1991. She studied with people like
Arthur Mendozafrom The Actors Circle Theatrein Los Angeles, as well as Tom Waits at the TomKat Repertory Group. She landed small roles in independent films such as "Loser" and "One of Our Own". But in 1996, ready to pursue her acting studies in New York, she was persuaded to audition for USA Network. She beat out 200 other actresses for the starring role in the Canadian television action series "Nikita" (U.S. title: "La Femme Nikita") playing the role of Nikita, codenamed Josephine, a martial arts trained covert agent. The show was based on " Nikita", a Luc Bessonmovie of the same name.
The show was a successful spring board for Peta's career in fact she received two Gemini nominations for Best Performance By An Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.
In 2003, Wilson appeared in the movie "
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" with Sean Conneryin the role of vampire Mina Harker. She was featured on July 2004 issue of Playboy magazine.
In 2006, she appeared in the film "
Superman Returns" as Bobbie-Faye, a spokesperson for NASA.
Pandora's Box" (2008) ... as Sarah
Malibu Shark" (2008) ... as Heather
Beautiful" (2008) ... as Sherrie Hobson
Gardens of the Night" (2007) ... as Sarah
Superman Returns" (2006) ... as Bobbie-Faye
Two Twisted" (2006) in episode: "A Flash Exclusive" ... as Mischa Sparkle
Jonny Zero" (2005) in episodes: "Bounty" and "Diamonds & Guns" ... as Aly
* "False Pretenses" (2004) ... as Dianne/Dee Dee
* "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003) ... as
Joe and Max" (2002) ... as Anny Ondra
Other People" (2001) (pilot of a television series) ... as Harriet Stone
A Girl Thing" (2001) (mini series) ... as Alex
* "Mercy" (2000) ... as Vickie Kittrie
One of Our Own" (1997) ... as Cpl. Jennifer Vaughn
* "La Femme Nikita" (1997 - 2001) ... as Nikita
* "Vanishing Point" (1997) ... as Motorcycle girl
Woman Undone" (1996) ... as Receptionist
* "Loser" (1996) ... as Alyssha Rourke
* "Strangers" (1996) in episode: "Going Without" ... as Martha
* "" (1996) in episode: "Promises" ... as Inspector
Naked Jane" (1995)
The Sadness of Sex" (1995) ... as Girl of His Dreams
The Panel" (2003) (episode 6.26)
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked" (2003) ... as Host
Live with Regis and Kelly" (episode dated 21 April 1999)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (episode dated 13 March 1998 and episode dated 31 March 1997)
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Saturn Award- Best Supporting Actress - " The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (film)"cite web|title="Peta Wilson - Awards"|work=Pro.Imdb.com|url=http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0933959/awards|accessdate=2007-03-19]
* Nominated: 1998
Saturn Award- Best Genre TV Actress - "La Femme Nikita (1997)
* Nominated: 1999
Gemini Award- Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - "La Femme Nikita" (1997) Episode - "Cat and Mouse"
* Nominated: 1998
Gemini Award- Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - "La Femme Nikita" (1997)
* Heyn, Christopher. "A Conversation with Peta Wilson." "Inside Section One: Creating and Producing TV's La Femme Nikita". Introduction by Peta Wilson. Los Angeles: [http://www.povpress.com Persistence of Vision Press] , 2006. 66-74. ISBN 0-9787625-0-9. In-depth conversation with Peta Wilson about her role as Nikita on "La Femme Nikita", as well as her approach to acting.
* Connolley, Dawn. "Nuthin' Fancy Luv, I'm Australian." "La Femme Peta: The Unauthorized Biography of Peta Wilson". Toronto, ECW Press, 2000. 1-32. ISBN 1-55022-385-2. Unauthorized biography of Peta Wilson culled from various pre-published sources.
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