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Who is Alice Krige?

Krige is an award-winning South African actress, perhaps still best known to the world as Borg Queen in the film “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996). and as Sannie Lang in the film “Skin” (2008), and for numerous other popular roles.

Alice Krige Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Alice Maud Krige was born on 28 June 1954, in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa. She’s the daughter of Louis Krige, a physician, and his wife Patricia, a professor of psychology. Alice has two brothers; she hasn’t revealed their names and age, but has said that one became a physician while the other is a professor of surgery. The family moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where she spent most of her childhood.

After high school, Alice enrolled at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. At first, just like her mother, she studied psychology to become a clinical psychologist, but after attending an acting class at Rhodes, she fell in love with the profession. Alice continued with drama studies, and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a BA Hons degree in drama with distinction.

After graduating from Rhodes, Alice moved to London, where she trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Career Beginnings

Alice made her debut in 1980 as Lucie Manette in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television historical drama movie “A Tale of Two Cities”, starring Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, and Kenneth More. The following year, Alice portrayed Sybil Gordon in Hugh Hudson’s Academy Award-winning biopic about two British track athletes, entitled “Chariots of Fire”, starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson and Nicholas Farrell.

Moreover, the same year, Alice had her first starring role as Alma/Eva in the horror thriller-drama film “Ghost Story”, based on the novel by Peter Straub, co-starring Craig Wasson, and Fred Astaire.

She was Bridget O’Donnell in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning historical drama mini-series “Ellis Island” (1984), about 19th century immigrants to the US searching for the American Dream, with Peter Riegert, Gregory Paul Martin and Claire Bloom as the main stars.

The following year, Alice starred in the television biopic about Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands during the Nazi Holocaust, entitled “Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story”, co-starring Richard Chamberlain and Kenneth Colley.

In 1987 she co-starred with Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway in the dramatized biopic of Charles Bukowski, entitled “Barfly”, while in 1988, she was Mary Shelley in the romantic drama “Haunted Summer”, which depicts the fateful summer of 1815 and the relationship between famous writers, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and Mary Shelley.

She ended the decade with the role of Beth Goodwin, a widow, who meets Larry, a divorced psychiatrist, played by Jeff Bridges, in the romantic drama film “See You in the Morning”, written and directed by Alan J. Pakula.

Rise to Stardom

Alice starred in Stephen King’s fantasy horror film “Sleepwalkers” in 1992, alongside Brian Krause and Madchen Amick, while in 1993, she appeared in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television crime-drama movie “Judgement Day: The John List Story”, about America’s mass murderer played by Robert Blake, and co-starring David Caruso and Beverly D’Angelo. The same year, she starred with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Fulford in the BAFTA nominated romantic-drama series “Scarlet and Black”.

In 1995, she was the leading female star of the award-winning drama film “Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life”.

Alice starred as the Borg Queen in the 1996 sci-fi action-adventure drama film “Star Trek: First Contact”, co-starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, and Brent Spiner; the film won several awards, and Alice took home the Saturn Award in the category for Best Supporting Actress and also the OFTA Film Award in the category for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Horror Actress.

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She reprised the role of Borg Queen in the TV series “Star Trek: Voyager” (2001), and can also be heard in the animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks” (2021).

After starring in ‘Star Trek’, Alice continued her career with another sci-fi film lead role, this time as Clarissa Symes in Rene Daalder’s “Habitat” (1977), which depicts Earth in shattered post-apocalyptic scenery caused by the destruction of the ozone layer.

Two years later, Alice starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning drama movie “Deep in My Heart” and appeared in the biopic “Molokai” about a priest who voluntarily went to the island of Molokai, Hawaii to care for those infected by leprosy.

The 2000s and Further Success

Alice starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning fantasy adventure mini-series “Dinotopia” in 2002, and then in 2005 joined the award-winning cast of the TV historical crime-drama series “Deadwood”, which includes Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, and Molly Parker, for five episodes as Maddie.

In 2006, Alice appeared in the horror mystery film “Silent Hill”, which has since become a classic. When asked about her experience on the set, she said she struggled to comprehend the darkness behind her character, Christabella.

The next year, she starred alongside Sally Hawkins and Anthony Head in the Jane Austen novel-based film “Persuasion”, while in 2008, she was Sannie Laing, in the award-winning biopic “Skin”, about Sandra Laing, a girl who faced numerous issues during the apartheid era because of her skin color, despite being the child of two white Afrikaner parents.

She next appeared in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television thriller mystery-drama movie “Page Eight” (2011), starring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz and Tom Hughes, while in 2013, she was Eir in the award-winning fantasy action-adventure film “Thor: The Dark World”, which starred Chris Hemsworth in the titular role, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman.

From 2014 to 2015, she portrayed Amira Al-Fayed in 20 episodes of the Primetime Emmy-nominated action thriller drama series “Tyrant”, and from 2016 to 2018 played the recurring role of Nancy in 10 episodes of the fantasy mystery-drama series “The OA”, which starred Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs and Scott Wilson.

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In 2017, 2018, and 2019 she was Queen Helena in the films “A Christmas Prince”, its sequel “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding”, and the third part “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby”, co-starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb.

Concurrently, in 2018 she appeared in the award-winning drama “A Rose in Winter” about the life of Edith Stein, Jewish Women Rights Movement advocate, with Zana Marjanovic in the lead role, written and directed by Joshua Sinclair, while in 2019, she featured in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV fantasy crime-drama series “Carnival Row”, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.

The following year, Alice starred as the Witch in the award-winning fantasy horror film “Hansel & Gretel”, based on the fairy tale by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, co-starring Sophia Lillis and Samuel Leakey, and for which she received a Fangoria Chainsaw Award nomination in the category for Best Supporting Performance, and won the BAM Award in the category for Best Supporting Actress.

Most recently, in 2021, Alice starred in the horror thriller “She Will”, with Malcolm McDowell and Rupert Everett, while as of late-2-22, she’s working on the action crime-thriller film “Naked Abuse”, in which she will star with Apple Yang. Moreover, she‘s also set to star in the war-drama film “Shingetsu” alongside Gunter Singer.

Stage Credits

Additionall to her on-screen career, Alice has also made a few memorable on-stage appearances. She made her debut in 1981 as Raina Petkoff in the play “Arms and the Man”, performed at the Lyric Theatre in London.

From 1982 to 1983, she was Miranda in the play “The Tempest” at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and then portrayed Cordelia in “King Lear”. In 1983 she was Roxanne in the play “Cyrano de Bergerac” and in 1995, she appeared in the play “Venice Preserv’d”, at Almeida Theatre.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Alice Krige’s net worth has been estimated at $3 million, earned through her acting career, during which she’s made more than 100 film and TV appearances, as well as on stage.

Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

Alice Krige has been married to writer/director Paul Schoolman since 1988. The two have a home in the US, but spend more time living and working abroad. They don’t have children.

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Appearance and Vital Statistics

Alice Krige has hazel eyes and dark brown hair. She stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs about 125lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 35-26-36, bra size 35B.

Hobbies, Interests, Trivia

Her likeness as the Borg Queen is displayed in a 4.5-inch Star Trek action figure.

She is the recipient of an honorary degree (Doctor of Letters) from Rhodes University.

Growing up, she aspired to become a dancer, and had no ambition to become an actress.

As an Author at Net Worth Post, I guide a dedicated team in the art of revealing the stories behind the world's most influential personalities. Fueled by a relentless curiosity and a knack for uncovering hidden stories, I immerse myself in the intricacies of our subjects' lives, weaving together accurate data and compelling narratives. My involvement spans the entire editorial process, from the seed of research to the final flourish of publication, ensuring that every article not only educates but also captivates and motivates our audience. At Net Worth Post, we are committed to providing thorough investigations into the net worth and life achievements of innovators across diverse sectors such as technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. My method merges meticulous research with eloquent storytelling, designed to bridge the gap between our readers and the remarkable individuals who redefine our tomorrow. Through spotlighting their journeys to success, the hurdles they've surmounted, and their contributions to society, we aim to give our readers a deep and inspiring insight into the luminaries who are paving the way for progress and ingenuity in the modern era.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

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She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.

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Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.

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In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.

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Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.

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Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating

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Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

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While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.

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In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.

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Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.

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She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.

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It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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