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Born: November 18, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sydney, AU Profession: actor, model

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dutch Kills (2015)
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 Beautiful (2009)
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 Superman Returns (2006)
6.
 False Pretenses (2004)
8.
 Mercy (2000) Vickie Kittrie
9.
 One of Our Own (1997)
10.
 Vanishing Point (1997)
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1997:
Cast in title role of the USA Network series "La Femme Nikita"
2003:
Cast opposite Sean Connery in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" after Monica Bellucci pulled out
2000:
Co-starred in "Mercy", directed by Damian Harris; aired on HBO
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Raised in Papau, New Guinea and Sydney, Australia
1995:
Filmed roles in "The Sadness of Sex" (released in 1997) and "Loser" (released in 1996)
1995:
Acting debut in bit role in "Woman Undone" (Showtime)
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Made US stage acting debut in production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love"
1991:
Moved to USA
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Worked as a model in Australia
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Notes

"I've made a lot of grown men cry with laughter, because I really am quite the joke." --Peta Wilson in Entertainment Weekly, August 1, 1997.

On "La Femme Nikita", Wilson told Details (August 1997): "It's a very funny show--inadvertently. WHen I look at it I howl. At the same time, I'd really like to be doing more substantial work. I'd love to be sitting here talking with you if I'd done a play or something really great. I don't really have a body of work. I came straight out of the theater to this, where I just hit the mark and bark, basically. There's no rehearsal, no readthrough; I meet the director the day we shoot. The great moments on film are in the silences. But they use close-ups all the time, you can't see the body ... "

About her audition, production consultant Joel Surnow told People (April 14, 1997): "She was really gnarly, hair flying in every direction. Afterwards, she sat on a chair ... and became the most charming, chatty Australian girl,"

"When I was young, I could never find 'Peta' on those name tags stores sell, so I would buy tags with other names on them and have my family call me by whichever name I'd place on my door. I went by Wendy for a good month or so" - Peta Wilson on being named after the 1970 Miss Australian pageant winner Hollywood Life, July/Aug 2003

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companion:
Damien Harris. Director. Together from c. 1992; son of actor Richard Harris.

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grandmother:
Elizabeth. Lives with her in Toronto.
father:
Darcy Wilson. Retired warrant officer. Divorced from Wilson's mother c. 1982.
mother:
Karlene White. Caterer. Divorced from Wilson's father c. 1982.
brother:
Rob Wilson. Truck driver. Born c. 1973.
son:
James. Born c. 2001.
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