Peta Gia Wilson (born 18 November 1970) is an Australian actress and model. She is best known as Nikita in the television series La Femme Nikita.
Wilson worked first as a model in Australia and in Europe, before she moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to study acting with Arthur Mendoza at the Actors Circle Theatre and with Tom Waits at the TomKat Repertory Group. After some education in acting, Wilson was hired for some small roles in independent films, such as in Loser and in One of Our Own.
Then, in 1996, Wilson was preparing to continue her studies at an acting school in New York City, but she decided to audition first for a new television show to be produced for the USA cable TV channel in North America. From a field of just over 200 aspiring actresses who auditioned for the starring role, the new program's producers chose to offer the job to Wilson, and she accepted. This new show was called La Femme Nikita, based on the French movie Nikita. Each episode was one hour long, and the series was produced by a combination of Canadian and American companies. The show ran for five years and 96 episodes on the USA network. There were 22 episodes per season for four years, and another eight episodes in its fifth and final TV year. Most of the episodes of La Femme Nikita were filmed in and around the city of Toronto, Ontario.
Full Name at Birth Peta Gia Wilson
Date of Birth November 18, 1970
Birthplace Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Features Sultry Voice
Star Sign Scorpio
Occupation Category Actress
Claim to Fame La Femme Nikita
Official Website petawilson.info
Father Darcy Wilson (Warrant Officer)
Mother Karlene (nee White) (Caterer)
Brother(s) Rob Wilson (Army Truck Driver)
Fan Mail Address:
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1424 North Kings Road.
Los Angeles, CA 90069