Alice Krige Biography
Alice Krige's facts
|Date of Birth||1954-06-28|
|Married to||director Paul Schoolman|
|Education at||Central School of Speech and Drama in London|
|Place of Birth||Upington, Cape Province, South Africa|
Alice Maud Krige is a South African actress and producer. She was born in the year 1954 and celebrates her birthday every year on 28 June. Her debut film role was in the 1981 Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon. Since then, she has done numerous notable roles in various genres. Krige landed the role of the Borg Queen in the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and reprised the role for the final episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager. A year after the series came to an end, she reprised the role in "Borg Invasion 4-D" at Star Trek: The Experience.
She is a native of Upington, Cape Province, South Africa, as she was born and raised there for most of her early life there. She was welcomed to the family of a psychologist, Pat, and a physician, Louis Krige. She has two brothers, and both are physicians. Her family later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa aspiring to become a clinical psychologist. But before completing her studies, she left for London in 1976. After taking an acting class at Rhodes, she started getting interested in acting and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
In 1979, Krige made her professional debut on British television appearing in the TV movie A Tale of Two Cities. She made her big screen debut in 1981on the Academy Award winning movie Chariots of Fire, playing the role of Sybil Gordon. The same year, she portrayed as Eva Galli/Alma Mobley in Ghost Story. For her performance in a 1981 West End theatre production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, she earned a Plays and Players Award, as well as a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She has appeared in notable big and small screen productions such as King David (1985), Haunted Summer (1988), Baja Oklahoma (1988), Ladykiller (1992), Ellis Island (1984) and Scarlet and Black (1993). In Star Trek: First Contact, she was cast as the Borg Queen, which won Best Supporting Actress at the 1997 Saturn Awards. Since then she has reprised her role for Star Trek game Star Trek: Armada II, Star Trek: Voyager series finale "Endgame" in 2001, Children of Dune and others. Her recent work can be seen in The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004), Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, Deadwood, Waking the Dead (2011), Spooks, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Solomon Kane, Thor: The Dark World, and with guest roles in The 4400, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Six Feet Under, and Dirty Sexy Money and others.
Talking about her personal life, Krige is a married woman. Her husband is writer and director Paul Schoolman. They are said to have dated for some time before tying the knot in 1988. They seem to be happily married for all these years and from the looks of it, divorce is out of the picture for many more years to come. This definitely has to be the marriage that lasts a lifetime. Although Krige and Schoolman have a permanent home in the United States, they spend much of their time living and working abroad.
The versatile actress has great acting skills. Not only that, she is also a proud owner of a curvaceous body and a beautiful face. She has an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches, and has maintained her body in good shape even at the age of 60. She still has much of her youth left and looks younger than her age. She can be followed in her Twitter account and more information on her is available on her biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website.