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Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston
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Alex Kingston Fast Facts:
Was inspired to be an actor after watching her uncle perform on stage in Germany.
First acted at age five playing the role of the angel Gabriel in a school play.
Got her first professional role at age 15 playing a bully on the TV series
Was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company after finishing the two-year program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Made film debut in 1989's
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Earned critical acclaim in 1996 for her portrayal of the title role in
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
Was noticed by producers of
for her performance in
and took the role of Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the series in 1997.
Underwent a very public divorce from actor Ralph Fiennes in 1997 (whom she met while attending London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) after he left her for actress Francesca Annis.
Complained of ageism in Hollywood at age 41 after her contract was not renewed on
because, according to Kingston, producers wanted to concentrate on the younger cast's story lines.
Played Nurse Ratched in the London revival of
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Alex Kingston Relationships:
Walter Renneisen - Uncle
Ralph Fiennes - Ex-husband
Florian Haertel - Husband
Susie Kingston - Sister
Salome Violetta Haertel - Daughter
Alex Kingston Awards:
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England
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