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Samantha Morton is an English actress who portrayed "Alpha" in AMC's The Walking Dead.
Samantha Morton was born on May 13, 1977 in Nottingham, England to parents who divorced when she was three years old, and made part of a mixed family of 13; she has eight brothers and sisters.
At 13, she left regular school to train as an actress at the Central Junior Television. It was at the end of her training then that she decided that a life as a professional actress was for her.
- Under the Skin
- Dreaming of Joseph Lees
- Morvern Callar
- Minority Report
- Synecdoche, New York
- The Messenger
- The Unloved
- Mister Lonely
- John Carter
- Decoding Annie Parker
- The Harvest
- Jane Eyre
- Max & Ruby
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Angers European First Film Festival Award in 1998 as Best Actress in Under the Skin.
- Boston Society of Film Critics Award in 1998 as Best Actress in Under the Skin.
- Gijón International Film Festival Awards in 1998 as Best Actress in Under the Skin.
- London Film Critics Circle Awards in 1999 as British Supporting Actress of the Year in Sweet and Lowdown.
- Evening Standard British Film Award in 1999 as Best Actress in Dreaming of Joseph Lees.
- Verona Love Screens Film Festival Award in 1999 as Best Actress in Dreaming of Joseph Lees.
- British Independent Film Award in 2002 as Best Actress in Morvern Callar.
- Toronto Film Critics Association Award in 2002 as Best Actress in Morvern Callar.
- Empire Award in 2003 as Best British Actress in Minority Report.
- Online Film Critics Society Award in 2003 as Best Supporting Actress in Minority Report.
- Saturn Award in 2003 as Best Supporting Actress in Minority Report.
- International Cinephile Society Award in 2007 as Best Supporting Actress in Control.
- Golden Globe Award in 2007 as Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in Longford.
- Satellite Award in 2007 as Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film in Longford.
- Gotham Award in 2008 as Best Ensemble Cast in Synecdoche, New York.
- Independent Spirit Award in 2008 - Robert Altman Award for Synecdoche, New York.
- San Diego Film Critics Society Award in 2009 as Best Supporting Actress in The Messenger.
- British Academy Television Award in 2009 - Best Single Drama for The Unloved.
- Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award in 2012 as Best Actress in a Canadian Film in Cosmopolis.
- Seattle International Film Festival Award in 2013 as Best Actress in Decoding Annie Parker.
- BloodGuts UK Horror Award in 2013 as Best Actress in The Harvest.
- She shaved her head for the role of "Alpha".
- She had a role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them alongside fellow Season 9 actor Dan Fogler.