Kristin Davis

born on 24/2/1965 in Boulder, CO, United States

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Kristin Davis

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Kristin Davis

Davis pictured in Dadaab, Kenya on 8 July 2011
Born Kristin Landen Davis
February 24 1965
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987present
Children Gemma Rose Davis (b.2011)

Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis; born February 24, 1965[1]) is an American actress.

She first rose to prominence and achieved fame for playing the role of Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO's Sex and the City. She has achieved success appearing in roles in film and television.

Early life and education

Davis was born in Boulder, Colorado.[2] An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, professor Keith Davis,[3] after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968.[4] She has three sisters from her adoptive father's first marriage.[5] Early in her childhood, she and her parents moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where her father served as provost and teaches psychology at the University of South Carolina.

Davis wanted to be an actress from the age of 9, when she was cast in the Workshop Theatre production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Davis lived in South Carolina until she graduated from A.C. Flora High School in 1983. She then moved to New Jersey, where she attended Rutgers University. Davis graduated with a BFA degree in Acting from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1987.[5]

Career

Television

After graduation in 1987, Davis moved to New York and waited tables before opening a yoga studio with a friend. In 1991, she acted in a couple of episodes of the daytime drama (soap opera) General Hospital. Her big break came in 1995 when she landed the role of villainess Brooke Armstrong Campbell on the nighttime drama Melrose Place. She left the show after one year when producers decided to kill off the character. Davis also had roles in other television series including Friends, Will and Grace and Seinfeld.

In 1998, Davis was cast as Charlotte York in Sex and the City and remained an integral cast member until the series ended in 2004. In 1999, along with the rest of the cast, she was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of her excellence and innovation in her creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.[6] She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Charlotte in the final season.

Davis hosted the VH1 show 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons. In 2005, she starred in a television pilot entitled Soccer Moms in which she and Gina Torres star as suburban mothers who moonlight as private detectives. She starred as Miss Spider in the animated television special Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids and its spin-off series Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends.

Films

Davis's films include The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, opposite David Arquette and George Lopez; the Walt Disney film The Shaggy Dog, opposite Tim Allen, and Deck the Halls, opposite Matthew Broderick. She performed in ABC Family channel's Christmas movie Three Days in 2001, and in a commercial for Head & Shoulders shampoo.

Davis appeared in 2008's Sex and the City feature film, under the direction of executive producer Michael Patrick King.[7] In 2009, Davis co-starred in Couples Retreat, a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort. Jon Favreau, who also wrote the script, played her husband.[8]

Additional ventures

Shortly after the wide release of the Sex and the City feature film, in June 2008, Belk, the nation's largest privately owned department store chain, announced a partnership with Davis. The arrangement includes a ladies' apparel and accessories line that debuted in 2008 in 125 store locations and online, with eventual plans for expanding availability to other store locations. In Belk's press release about the product line launch, Davis cited her upbringing in South Carolina as part of her inspiration for working with the chain.[9]

Personal life

In 2011, Davis welcomed a daughter, Gemma Rose, through domestic adoption.[10] They reside in Los Angeles, California.

Davis is a recovering alcoholic.[11] She says she was introduced to alcohol early as part of her Southern upbringing: "Alcohol freed me. I was really shy and I didn't know how to come out of my shell. I drank for the same reason I loved acting. I wanted to feel things and express myself and be free. And I'm not naturally that way."[12] She went sober at the age of 22, later stating, "I miss it. You don't go to rehab and then suddenly it goes away."[13]

Davis's love of elephants propelled her to visit Africa in 2009, when she discovered an abandoned baby elephant and arranged for him to be taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center. In recognition of the attention she has brought to the plight of orphaned African elephants, Davis won the Humane Society's 2011 Wyler Award, which is bestowed on a celebrity or public figure who has made news on behalf of animals.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Doom Asylum Jane
1991 N.Y.P.D. Mounted Young Lady TV movie
1995 Nine Months Tennis Attendant
Alien Nation: Body and Soul Karina Tivoli
1996 The Ultimate Lie Claire McGrath TV movie
1997 A Deadly Vision Babette Watson TV movie
1998 Traveling Companion Annie
Sour Grapes Riggs
1999 Atomic Train Megan Seger
2000 Take Me Home: The John Denver Story Annie Denver TV movie
Blacktop Sylvia TV movie
2001 Someone to Love Lorraine TV movie
Three Days Beth Farmer TV movie
2004 The Winning Season Mandy TV movie
2005 Soccer Moms Brooke TV pilot
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Max's Mom Minor
2006 The Shaggy Dog Rebecca Douglas
Deck the Halls Kelly Finch Main Role
2008 Sex and the City: The Movie Charlotte York Goldenblatt
2009 Couples Retreat Lucy
2010 Sex and the City 2 Charlotte York Goldenblatt ShoWest Ensemble Award
Nominated - People's Choice Awards For Favorite Cast
Won- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Liz Anderson filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 General Hospital Betsy Chilson, R.N.
1992 Mann & Machine Cathy "Billion Dollar Baby"
1993 The Larry Sanders Show Bri "The Breakdown: Part 2"
1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Carey McGee "Thanksgiving"
1995 ER Leslie "Luck of the Draw"
Melrose Place Brooke Armstrong 1995-1996
1997 The Single Guy Leslie "Johnny Hollywood"
Seinfeld Jenna "The Pothole"; "The Butter Shave"
1998-2004 Sex and the City Charlotte York (also named Charlotte York MacDougal and Charlotte York Goldenblatt) 1998-2004
Women in Film lucy Award (shared with cast)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2001)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2003)
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2004)
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2003)
Nominated -Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2004)
2000 Friends Erin "The One with Ross' Library Book"
Sex and the Matrix Charlotte York MacDougal short parody
2004 Will & Grace Nadine "Will & Grace & Vince & Nadine"
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Miss Spider (voice) Main Role 2004-2008

References

  1. (2007) The World Almanac & Book of Facts, p. 218, World Almanac Books. 2/24/65.
  2. Barnes and Noble biography. All Media Guide. Retrieved on 2007-02-01.
  3. Doug Nye (September 19, 2000). "Kristin Davis, 'sex' symbol". The State (Columbia, South Carolina).[1]
  4. Kristin Davis Biography (1965-)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Barbara Ellen (February 10, 2002). Charlotte's web. The Observer. Retrieved on 2008-04-14.
  6. http://wif.org/past-recipients
  7. "Sex and the City" movie close to green light. ABC7Chicago (November 14, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-02-01.
  8. Trio of Ladies Going on Couples Retreat" TV Guide. October 15, 2008. Retrieved on October 15, 2008.
  9. http://www.belk.com/media/pdf/Press_releases/2008/Belk_Announces_Kristin_Davis_Line_v2_m56577569830837910.pdf
  10. Julie Jordan (October 7, 2011). "Kristin Davis Adopts a Baby Girl". People.
  11. 'Sex and the City' Star Kristin Davis: I'm a Recovering Alcoholic (May 22, 2008). Fox News. Accessed 2008-06-04.
  12. Sharon Churcher (May 11, 2008). Sex and the shower scene... or how Kristin Davis refused to bare all in Sex And The City movie. Mail on Sunday. Retrieved on 2008-05-11.
  13. Lynsey Haywood (May 28, 2008). Kristin Davis' 'dead at 30' fears. The Sun. Retrieved on 2008-05-28.

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