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Embeth Davidtz

Embeth Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana. She is known for her role as Miss Honey in the film Matilda (1996). Her parents, Jean and John Davidtz, were South Africans, with Dutch, English, and French ancestry. The family moved to Trenton, New Jersey, before returning to her parents' native country, where her father was a ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (TV Mini-Series)
Natasha Lytess
- Part 2 (2015) ... Natasha Lytess
- Part 1 (2015) ... Natasha Lytess
 2010 3 Backyards
The Actress
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Nancy Shepherd
- Let the Angels Commit (2006) ... Nancy Shepherd (uncredited)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series)
- My Tormented Mentor (2004) ... Maddie
 2002 Shackleton (TV Movie)
Rosalind Chetwynd
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series)
Ellen Baines Croland
- Out in the Rain (2001) ... Ellen Baines Croland
- Lost and Found (2001) ... Ellen Baines Croland
- The Appraisal (2001) ... Ellen Baines Croland
- Three Days in November (2001) ... Ellen Baines Croland
- Days of Confusion (2001) ... Ellen Baines Croland
 1999 Last Rites (TV Movie)
Dr. Lauren Riggs
 1999 Simon Magus
 1997 The Garden of Redemption (TV Movie)
 1995 Feast of July
Bella Ford
 1995 Murder in the First
Mary McCasslin
 1992 Deadly Matrimony (TV Movie)
Dianne Masters
 1992 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Movie)
Katherine Palliko
 1991 Nag van die 19de
Tessa van Dyk
 1990 Sweet Murder
Laurie Shannon
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series)
Older Karen
- A Private Life (1989) ... Older Karen
 1989 Mutator
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I'm an odd girl when it comes to what's sexy and what isn't. The particularly luscious-looking ones are not attractive to me. Ken [Kenneth Branagh] is really smart, and that's what's sexy. See more »


Her first agent was Moonyeenn Lee from South Africa. See more »

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