Her agent, Pam Winter, has confirmed in a statement to People magazine that Alberta died in a hospice in Toronto on Saturday, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
While she was most recognised for her stint as Erin Driscoll in the fourth series of ‘24’, she also had minor parts in films such as ‘The Prince and Me’, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and ‘The Lookout’, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Isla Fisher.
More recently, she also played Madeline Pierce in the TV series ‘Nikita’, a reboot of the 1990s series, ‘La Femme Nikita’, in which she also starred.
Alberta was apparently first diagnosed with lymphoma while she was filming the second season of ‘La Femme Nikita’ back in 1998, with producers working around her chemotherapy treatment and limiting her appearances that season.
Speaking about her career in performing, Alberta previously claimed that after almost three decades of acting, she was happy to be in a job that kept evolving, revealing: “I have an entirely different career now than the one I began with at 16… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Her agent has said that plans for a memorial are still being decided.