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Former actress arrested for allegedly stalking Alec Baldwin

Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-09 12:18:36-04

(CNN) — A Canadian woman arrested by New York police Sunday night for allegedly stalking Alec Baldwin worked as a publicist for a movie the actor had a small role in a decade ago.

Genevieve Sabourin, 40, is jailed while she waits to be arraigned on aggravated harassment and stalking charges, a New York Police Department spokesman said Monday.

“As you know, stalking is a serious issue, so we’ve turned this matter over to the New York Police Department,” Baldwin’s publicist told CNN on Monday.

Baldwin, 53, is engaged to marry Hilaria Thomas, a 27-year-old yoga instructor.

Sabourin is described in several media reports as an actress; however, her online LinkedIn resume lists her current occupation as a film producer in Montreal. Police confirmed she is from Montreal.

She served as a unit publicist for the 2002 Eddie Murphy movie “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” in which Baldwin had a cameo role. It was not immediately clear if Baldwin and Sabourin met on the set.

The stalking suspect’s acting resume is sparse, with a handful of small roles in Canadian TV productions, the last being in 2007, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Her biggest film acting credit appears to be in Tom Sizemore’s “Swindle,” a 2002 crime thriller, according to the IMDb.

CNN’s Jane Caffrey contributed to this report.