Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Alice Maud Krige was born 28 June, 1954. She is a South African actress and producer married to a writer and director Paul Schoolman in 1988. Her first feature film role was in Chariots of Fire released in 1981 as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon. She is well known for playing the role of Eva Galli in Ghost Story and for the role of Borg Queen in the Star Trek Franchise.
Krige was born in Upington, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, as the daughter of Patricia, a professor of Psychology, and Louis Krige, a physician. Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth, where Alice grew up in what she has described as a “very happy family”, with two brothers, one of whom became a physician and the other a Professor of Surgery.
Maud made her first professional debut on British television in 1979, and appeared as Lucie Manette in the television movie A Tale of Two Cities.
She produced George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, featured as Cordelia in “King Lear”, Miranda in “The Tempest”, Bianca in “The Taming of the Shrew” Krige played Bathsheba in King David and the list continue.
In Star Trek – First Contact, Krige played the Borg Queen, who attempts to integrate Earth into the Borg collective.
Alice won Best Supporting Actress at the 1997 Saturn Awards for that role, In April 2004, Krige was awarded an honorary Litt.D degree from Rhodes University, In 2012, Alice produced the award-winning feature Jail Caesar, In 2015, Krige received the Special Jury Award at the International Film Festival for Peace.