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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 March 1964Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Davis, second of three children, was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan, a librarian (at one time, for the elementary section of Elisabeth Morrow School), and William Davis, an engineer. Davis has described her mother as a "great storyteller" who would take Davis and her siblings to museums or to "something cultural" every Sunday after church. Davis was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey and graduated in 1982 from Tenafly High School. She was a childhood friend of Mira Sorvino, with whom she wrote and acted in backyard plays. She is married to actor Jon Patrick Walker. They have two daughters, Georgia (born August 31, 2002) and Mae (born December 30, 2004).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Ford Evanson (1987 - 1996) (divorced)
Jon Patrick Walker (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Auditioned for Baywatch (1989).
Studied ballet as a teenager and participated in the Joffrey Ballet's summer programs. She began her stage career in earnest in Chicago, where she took over Madonna's role in the Chicago production of 'Speed the Plow', to great acclaim. She still does more stage work than film work, and she lives in New York.
Partner of Jon Patrick Walker, their daughter Georgia was born in 2002.
Studied under Uta Hagen at the HB Studio in the West Village in Manhattan.
Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
Childhood friend of Mira Sorvino; they performed plays for the neighbors.
Graduate of Vassar College (1986).
Has a 9-year-old wheaten terrier named Charlie.
First Daughter, Georgia, was born August 31, 2002; her second daughter, Mae, was born December 30, 2004.
Mother is a retired school librarian.
Played Anton Yelchin's mother in two movies: Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Charlie Bartlett (2007).
Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actress in a Play for "God of Carnage".
Played Dana Ivey's daughter in two movies: The Impostors (1998) and Mumford (1999).
Played the wife of characters, played by Dermot Mulroney, in two movies: About Schmidt (2002) and The Family Tree (2011).
(Summer 2000) Currently starring on Broadway in Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter at Lincoln Center, to critical acclaim.
Playing Mia on the HBO teleplay "In Treatment". [May 2009]

Personal Quotes (33)

I feel like I'm one of the happiest people I know.
The older you get, the more you realize that the way you look is a reflection of how you treat yourself.
I haven't frequented a nail salon in a long time.
Every summer my husband and I pack our suitcases, load our kids into the car, and drive from tense, crowded New York City to my family's cottage in Maine. It's on an island, with stretches of sea and sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and pine trees. We barbecue, swim, lie around, and try to do nothing.
But I think Hillary Clinton is one of the most amazing women of this time.
I'm not at a point in my life when I'm analyzing too much.
I love stories that give me a perspective on how easy American life has become in the 21st century.
I'm a New Yorker, and I rarely get to work at home.
I travel all the time, and I have two small children.
I would do 'American Splendor' and 'About Schmidt' again in a heartbeat.
I'm way too disorganized.
I have a husband and children, and it affects me deeply that somebody could be taken away in a second.
I get to play a lot of hysterics.
I like to work. I enjoy once a year, doing a film.
I do smaller films, I'm not getting big paydays. I feel like we're just kind of scraping together here.
I just love to make a whole roomful of people laugh.
I've seen a lot of the United States, having stayed in so many different cities and towns for work. It's such a strange and fascinating country, and instead of learning about it through a textbook, I would rather discover its history and traditions and institutions through fiction and nonfiction writers.
I've been lucky. I've made films that I really like. It's been a combination of what comes to me and what I choose. I've gone after lots of things that I didn't get, pet projects that everybody ends up chasing after. Really, you're lucky if you get anything.
I'm usually called upon to play the dreary suicidal girl.
You know what I have noticed? And this is really sad. Flying first class is less scary than flying coach. They speak to you and they're so nice to you and they want to help you and they know you want a drink before the plane takes off. And they bring it to you without asking. If you're sitting in coach and hoping for a drink, good luck.
Storytelling is what lights my fire.
I'm not really high-strung now, but I was a very high-strung child.
I've seen a lot of the United States, having stayed in so many different cities and towns for work.
The network shows tend to be run, in general, in my experience, by committee, and it's hard for actors and writers to do their jobs.
It's too easy to sum up a person's character in one negative instant, and it doesn't put anything good out into the world.
I have not spent years in therapy; I tried therapy in my mid-twenties, and it did not go very well. I just thought, 'This is so not for me. I would rather talk to one of my girlfriends.'
You know how a lot of people say they could go crazy? Well, I feel I live very close to that line.
I have not spent years in therapy; I tried therapy in my mid-twenties, and it did not go very well. I just thought, 'This is so not for me. I would rather talk to one of my girlfriends.' I'm not at a point in my life when I'm analyzing too much. I have young children, and I'm just pretty much crazed.
There's nothing I love more than a good cry.
When my dad needed a shirt ironed, he would yell downstairs to my mother, who would drop everything and iron his shirt.
I was never the ingénue, so hopefully that'll make it easier to age and still work. I know a lot of actors who are really dissatisfied with where they're at even though some of them are huge stars and I feel like, 'Oh, my God, you're at the top.' Something interesting will come. It always does. I have faith.
The work evolves when you get another part, and then you're getting called on to solve difficult characters, to inject a note of humanity into them. It's more interesting for me to do that than to stand around and be sunny.
To play Hillary Clinton? I'm kind of winging it. No, are you kidding me? I prepared obsessively. I mean, as much as I could in the time that I was given. Of course, with someone like Hillary Clinton, obviously, anything you want is on YouTube and at your fingertips there.

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