Embeth Davidtz Bio, Age, Net Worth, Cancer, Movies, TV Shows

Embeth Davidtz born Embeth Jean Davidtz is an American actress. Her screen roles include movies such as Army of Darkness, Matilda, Junebug, Schindler’s List, Mansfield Park, Bicentennial Man and Fracture and the television series Californication and Mad Men.

Embeth Davidtz Biography

Embeth Davidtz born Embeth Jean Davidtz is an American actress. Her screen roles include movies such as Army of Darkness, Matilda, Junebug, Schindler’s List, Mansfield Park, Bicentennial Man and Fracture and the television series Californication and Mad Men.

Embeth Davidtz Age

Embeth Jean Davidtz was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S. She is 53 years old as of 2018.

Embeth Davidtz Net Worth

Davidtz has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Embeth Davidtz Husband

On June 22, 2002, Davidtz married entertainment attorney Jason Sloane and they have two children.

Embeth Davidtz Cancer

In an interview regarding her guest appearances on Ray Donovan, in which she portrayed a breast-cancer survivor, Davidtz revealed that in 2013, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had caused her to stop working and for which she underwent a mastectomy. The role was her first after undergoing treatment and when informed that it required nudity, she worked with producer David Hollander to incorporate her partially-reconstructed right breast into the story, turning down the use of a prosthetic as a substitute for her right nipple that was due to be restored through surgery. “Somebody might not believe it if an actress pretended to have their nipple gone and said, ‘Look, I’m still sexual and pretty.’ But when it’s real, I hope it makes someone feel beautiful. I still feel beautiful,” Davidtz said regarding the message she wished to convey by taking the role.

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Embeth Davidtz

Davidtz made her acting debut when she was 21 years old with CAPAB (Cape Performing Arts Board, now known as Artscape) in Cape Town, playing Juliet in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre. Performing in English and Afrikaans, Davidtz also starred in other local plays, including Stille Nag (Silent Night) and A Chain of Voices, both earning her nominations for the South African equivalent of the Tony Award.

Davidtz’s film debut came with a small role in the 1988 South African-filmed American horror Mutator. Shortly after, she won a bigger part in South African short telemovie A Private Life, as the daughter of an interracial couple. She won a DALRO Award for Best Supporting Actress due to her work in the 1990 play Houd-den-bek. For the same play, Davidtz was nominated in 1991 for the Esther Roos Award for Best Actress in a Supporting role in Afrikaans film. Davidtz’s performance was noticed by Steven Spielberg in the 1992 South African film, Nag van die Negentiende and offered her the role of Helen Hirsch in Schindler’s List.

Embeth Davidtz Career

In 1993, Davidtz portrayed the role of Helen Hirsch in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. She had a central role in the fact-based film Murder in the First in 1995, followed by the Merchant Ivory production Feast of July also in 1995. In Matilda in 1996, a feature based on Roald Dahl’s children’s fantasy, Davidtz played the role of Miss Honey, the grade-one teacher of the title character.

In 1998, she played a theologian helping Denzel Washington crack a supernatural wave of crimes in the mystery drama Fallen and a femme fatale linked to Kenneth Branagh in Robert Altman’s take on a previously unused John Grisham manuscript, The Gingerbread Man. The following year, she played a 19th-century woman of the world in Patricia Rozema’s reworking of the Jane Austen comedy Mansfield Park and played a dual role alongside Robin Williams in the futuristic fable Bicentennial Man.

A supporting role in the film adaptation of Bridget Jones’ Diary in 2001 saw Davidtz play Natasha, a colleague and one of the love interests of Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). That year, she started her run on the CBS drama Citizen Baines, appearing as the daughter of a defeated United States Senate incumbent (James Cromwell) who is herself leaning towards a career in politics. Other roles included horror thrillers like 2001’s Thir13en Ghosts together with Tony Shalhoub. She appeared in the 2002 Michael Hoffman drama The Emperor’s Club, which co-starred Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch.

In the 2005 Junebug, she played an outsider art dealer from Chicago brought to North Carolina by her husband (Alessandro Nivola) to meet his family for the first time. Davidtz has also guest-starred as Dr. Derek Shepherd’s sister Nancy on the hit ABC drama series Grey’s Anatomy in the Season 3 episode “Let the Angels Commit”. In 2008, Davidtz had a regular role on HBO’s In Treatment as Amy, part of a fractious couple together with Josh Charles’s Jake.

Davidtz played the unfaithful and unfortunate wife of Anthony Hopkins’s character in the 2007 drama Fracture. She played Rebecca Pryce, wife of Lane Pryce from 2009 to 2012, in the hit AMC television show Mad Men. She also portrayed Felicia Koons, the wife of the dean and the mother of Becca’s best friend, Chelsea, on Showtime’s Californication.

Davidtz portrayed Annika Blomkvist in David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Davidtz also appeared in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot The Amazing Spider-Man as Mary Parker, Peter Parker’s mother who vanished under mysterious circumstances along with Richard Parker.

Embeth Davidtz Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1992

Army of Darkness

Sheila

Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress

1993

Schindler’s List

Helen Hirsch

1995

Murder in the First

Mary McCasslin

1995

Feast of July

Bella Ford

1996

Matilda

Miss Honey

1998

Fallen

Gretta Milano

The Gingerbread Man

Mallory Doss

1999

Simon Magus

Leah

Mansfield Park

Mary Crawford

Bicentennial Man

“Little Miss” Amanda Martin / Portia Charney

Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress, Comedy

2001

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Natasha

The Hole

Dr. Philippa Horwood

Thir13en Ghosts

Kalina Oretzia

2002

The Emperor’s Club

Elizabeth

2005

Junebug

Madeleine Johnsten

2007

Fracture

Jennifer Crawford

2009

Fragments

Joan Laraby

2010

3 Backyards

The Actress

2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Annika Giannini

2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

Mary Parker

2013

Paranoia

Dr. Judith Bolton

Europa Report

Dr. Samantha Unger

Miracle Rising: South Africa

Herself

2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Mary Parker

Embeth Davidtz TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1989

Screen Two

Older Karen

Episode: “A Private Life”

1992

Till Death Us Do Part

Katherine Palliko

TV movie

Deadly Matrimony

Dianne Masters

TV movie

1997

The Garden of Redemption

Adriana

TV movie

1998

Last Rites

Dr. Lauren Riggs

TV movie

2001

Citizen Baines

Ellen Baines Croland

7 episodes

2002

Shackleton

Rosalind Chetwynd

TV movie

2004

Scrubs

Maddie

Episode: “My Tormented Mentor”

2006

Grey’s Anatomy

Nancy Shepherd

Episode: “Let the Angels Commit”

2008

In Treatment

Amy

8 episodes

2009

Californication

Felicia Koons

10 episodes

2009–2012

Mad Men

Rebecca Pryce

8 episodes

2015

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Natasha Lytess

TV Miniseries

2016

Ray Donovan

Sonia Kovitzky

7 episodes

2018–2019

Top of the Morning

Paige Kessler

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