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Alice Krige

Birth Date: June 28, 1954 / Age: 59
Birth Place: Upington, South Africa

Biography: Alice Krige (born June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa) is an actress best known for her role in the Star Trek series as the Borg Queen. She grew up without television, as South Africa didn't start getting TV until 1976, the year she left for London.

Initially she had plans to become a clinical psychologist but turned to acting after an experience in an acting class at Rhodes University. She then attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She made her professional debut on British television in 1979 and appeared in the televsion movie A Tale of Two Cities. She went on to play Sybil Gordon in Chariots of Fire and Eva Galli in Ghost Story (both 1981).

She had played Bathsheba in King David (1985) and Mary Shelley in Haunted Summer (1988). She had appeared on stage in plays such as the productiion of Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved". Alice had appeared in what she called "Tons of TV" in both the U.S. and the U.K. This includes made for television movies from Baja Oklahoma (1988) and Ladykiller (1992), to mini-series from Ellis Island (1984) and The Scarlet and the Black (1993).

In Star Trek: First Contact, she played the Borg Queen, who is on a mission to assimilate Earth into the Borg collective. She would recur in this role for the Star Trek game Star Trek: Armada II, and again appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager series finale, "Endgame".

She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1982 (1981 season) for Most Promising Newcomer in the production of Arms of the Man. She was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" at the 1992 Saturn Award for her role in Sleepwalkers. On April 2004 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Rhodes University.

Alice Krige is married to writer and director Paul Schoolman.


 

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