Catherine Mary Stewart
|Catherine Mary Stewart|
|Born||Catherine Mary Nursall
April 22, 1959
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Years active||1980 – present|
|Spouse(s)||John Findlater (1983-1985)
Richard Allerton (1992 - present)
Stewart was born on April 22, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta, the daughter of Mary (Stewart) and John Ralph Nursall. Her parents taught at the University of Alberta, her mother a physiology teaching assistant and her father a biology professor. Stewart attended Strathcona Composite High School.
Stewart began her career as a dancer and moved to London, England to study at age 18. There she landed a role in The Apple, a 1979 low-budget musical science fiction film that has achieved a small cult following in recent[when?] years.
After moving to Los Angeles she obtained a role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, playing the original Kayla Brady from January 1982 to December 1983. In 1984, she starred in two science fiction feature films, The Last Starfighter as Maggie Gordon and in Night of the Comet as Regina Belmont. She later played a leading role in the teen comedy Mischief.
In the mid-1980s, Stewart appeared in two highly rated miniseries: Hollywood Wives (1985) and Sins (1986), where she played the younger version of Joan Collins's character. She made guest appearances on television series such as Knight Rider, Hotel, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Outer Limits. She starred in several made-for-TV movies such as Murder by the Book (1987), Passion and Paradise (1989), Perfect Harmony (1991) and Ordeal in the Arctic (1993). In 1989, she appeared as Gwen Saunders in the comedy film Weekend at Bernie's.
Beginning in the mid-1990s, her appearances diminished while she was raising her family. Recently, as her children have grown, she has been appearing in small TV and film roles, and has expressed an interest in directing.
She is the sister of Alan Nursall, scientist and media personality who reports on science news for the Canadian TV series Daily Planet and the Discovery Channel. Another brother, John Nursall, is a freelance writer and TV/film documentary director and producer.
|1980||Apple, TheThe Apple||Bibi|
|1981||Nighthawks||Sales Girl - London|
|1982||Beach Girls, TheThe Beach Girls||The Surfer Girl|
|1984||Last Starfighter, TheThe Last Starfighter||Maggie Gordon|
|1984||Night of the Comet||Regina|
|1987||Scenes from the Goldmine||Debi DiAngelo|
|1988||World Gone Wild||Angie|
|1989||Riding the Edge||Maggie Cole|
|1989||Weekend at Bernie's||Gwen Saunders|
|1992||Psychic, TheThe Psychic||Laurel|
|1994||Samurai Cowboy||Jessie Collins|
|1995||Number One Fan||Holly Newman|
|1995||Out of Annie's Past||Annie Carver||Video|
|1999||Dead Silent||Julia Kerbridge|
|2007||Attic, TheThe Attic||Kim Callan||Video|
|2007||Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next Door||Mrs. Moran|
|2010||Perry St||Elaine||Short film|
|2010||Rising Stars||Ms. Cage|
|2010||Christmas Snow, AA Christmas Snow||Kathleen|
|1982||Mr. Merlin||Daisy Willis||Episode: "Everything's Coming Up Daisies"|
|1982-1983||Days of Our Lives||Kayla Brady||TV series|
|1983||Knight Rider||Lisa Martinson||Episode: "Brother's Keeper"|
|1983||Killer in the Family, AA Killer in the Family||Carol||TV movie|
|1984||With Intent to Kill||Lisa Nolen||TV movie|
|1985||Hotel||Lynn Valli||Episode: "Promises"|
|1985||Hollywood Wives||Angel Hudson||TV miniseries|
|1985||Midas Valley||Betsy||TV movie|
|1986||Sins||Young Helene Junot||TV miniseries|
|1986||Annihilator||Angela Taylor||TV movie|
|1987||Murder by the Book||Marissa||TV movie|
|1987||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Rachel Jenkins||Episode: "Tragedy Tonight"|
|1989||Passion and Paradise||Nancy Oakes||TV movie|
|1990||Project: Tinman||Naomi||TV pilot|
|1990||Follow Your Heart||Katy||TV movie|
|1991||Perfect Harmony||Miss Hobbs||TV movie|
|1992||Hearts Are Wild||Kyle Hubbard||3 episodes|
|1992||Witches of Eastwick, TheThe Witches of Eastwick||Sukie Ridgemont||TV movie|
|1993||Ordeal in the Arctic||Captain Wilma De Groot||TV movie|
|1993||Sea Wolf, TheThe Sea Wolf||Flaxen Brewster||TV movie|
|1996||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Joanne Sharp||Episode: "Unnatural Selection"|
|2001||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Brooke Miller||Episode: "Family Values"|
|2002||Guiding Light||Naomi||2 episodes|
|2007||My Daughter's Secret||Detective Marrin||TV movie|
|2008||Dead at 17||Holly||TV movie|
|2008||Generation Gap||Veronica Statlan||TV movie|
|2009||My Neighbor's Secret||Det. Neal||TV movie|
|2010||Class||Julia Sheffield||TV movie|
|2012||Ghoul||Mrs. Elizabeth Graco||TV Movie|
- "Catherine Mary Stewart-Biography". TCM.com. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- Brownlee, Kristy (June 2013). "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". Avenue Edmonton Magazine. pp. 100–107. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
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