Catherine Mary Stewart

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Catherine Mary Stewart
Catherine Mary Stewart Light Blue Sweater.jpg
BornCatherine Mary Nursall
(1959-04-22) 22 April 1959 (age 55)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Years active1980 – present
Spouse(s)John Findlater (1983-1985)
Richard Allerton (1992 - present)
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Catherine Mary Stewart
Catherine Mary Stewart Light Blue Sweater.jpg
BornCatherine Mary Nursall
(1959-04-22) 22 April 1959 (age 55)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Years active1980 – present
Spouse(s)John Findlater (1983-1985)
Richard Allerton (1992 - present)

Catherine Mary Stewart (born Catherine Mary Nursall on April 22, 1959) is a Canadian actress.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Stewart was born on April 22, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta. Her parents taught at the University of Alberta. 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. Stewart attended Strathcona Composite High School.[2]

She was married to actor John Findlater in 1983 and divorced in 1985. Her second marriage was with Richard Allerton in 1992. She has a daughter and a son[1] and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.[2]


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 years.[2]

After moving to Los Angeles she obtained the role of Kayla Brady on the soap opera Days of our Lives from 1981 to 1983.[1] In 1984, she starred in two SF 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.[2] 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 also appeared as female lead 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.[2]


1980Powder HeadsBelinda
1980Apple, TheThe AppleBibi
1981NighthawksSales Girl - London
1982Beach Girls, TheThe Beach GirlsThe Surfer Girl
1984Last Starfighter, TheThe Last StarfighterMaggie Gordon
1984Night of the CometRegina
1985MischiefBunny Miller
1987Scenes from the GoldmineDebi DiAngelo
1987NightflyersMiranda Dorlac
1988World Gone WildAngie
1989Riding the EdgeMaggie Cole
1989Weekend at Bernie'sGwen Saunders
1992Psychic, TheThe PsychicLaurel
1992Cafe RomeoLia
1994Samurai CowboyJessie Collins
1995Number One FanHolly Newman
1995Out of Annie's PastAnnie CarverVideo
1999Dead SilentJulia Kerbridge
2000ReaperSonya Lehrman
2007Attic, TheThe AtticKim CallanVideo
2007Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next DoorMrs. Moran
2009Love N' DancingAunt Katie
2010Perry StElaineShort film
2010Rising StarsMs. Cage
2010Christmas Snow, AA Christmas SnowKathleen
2012AmeriQuaMrs. EdwardsCompleted
1982Mr. MerlinDaisy WillisEpisode: "Everything's Coming Up Daisies"
1982-1983Days of our LivesKayla BradyTV series
1983Knight RiderLisa MartinsonEpisode: "Brother's Keeper"
1983Killer in the Family, AA Killer in the FamilyCarolTV movie
1984With Intent to KillLisa NolenTV movie
1985HotelLynn ValliEpisode: "Promises"
1985Hollywood WivesAngel HudsonTV miniseries
1985Midas ValleyBetsyTV movie
1986SinsYoung Helene JunotTV miniseries
1986AnnihilatorAngela TaylorTV movie
1987Murder by the BookMarissaTV movie
1987Alfred Hitchcock PresentsRachel JenkinsEpisode: "Tragedy Tonight"
1989Passion and ParadiseNancy OakesTV movie
1990Project: TinmanNaomiTV pilot
1990Follow Your HeartKatyTV movie
1991Perfect HarmonyMiss HobbsTV movie
1992Hearts Are WildKyle Hubbard3 episodes
1992Witches of Eastwick, TheThe Witches of EastwickSukie RidgemontTV movie
1993Ordeal in the ArcticCaptain Wilma De GrootTV movie
1993Sea Wolf, TheThe Sea WolfFlaxen BrewsterTV movie
1996Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsJoanne SharpEpisode: "Unnatural Selection"
2001Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsBrooke MillerEpisode: "Family Values"
2002Guiding LightNaomi2 episodes
2007My Daughter's SecretDetective MarrinTV movie
2007SharpshooterAmyTV movie
2008Dead at 17HollyTV movie
2008Generation GapVeronica StatlanTV movie
2009My Neighbor's SecretDet. NealTV movie
2010ClassJulia SheffieldTV movie
2012GhoulMrs. Elizabeth GracoTV Movie


  1. ^ a b c "Catherine Mary Stewart-Biography". Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Brownlee, Kristy (June 2013). "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". Avenue Edmonton Magazine. pp. 100–107. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 

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