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Embeth Davidtz

Constantly delivering poignant and critically applauded performances, Embeth Davidtz caught the attention of the world for her genuine and confident portrayal as the Jewish maid who survives both the abuse and attraction of Ralph Fienne's sadistic commander Goeth in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. People who saw her work recognized the future was promising for an actress whose talent seemed unstoppable. Embeth Davidtz has delivered on that promise.

Embeth is currently shooting the television drama In Treatment opposite Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the highly anticipated program focuses on a psychologist who seeks refuge from his patients by getting his own therapist.

Embeth was most recently seen on the big screen starring in the critically acclaimed feature film, Junebug opposite Amy Adams and Alessandro Nivola. Released by Sony Classics, Junebug premiered to rave reviews at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The drama tells the tale of a dealer in outsider art who travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, and upon arrival, challenges the equilibrium of the middle class Southern home.

Previous film credits include the highly successful Bridget Jones Diary opposite Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger, The Palace Thief, with Kevin Kline and Patrick Dempsey, Nick Hamm's independent film, The Hole, the thriller 13 Ghosts, Miramax's Mansfield Park, Disney's Bicentennial Man, Robert Altman's critically acclaimed thriller The Gingerbread Man, Murder in the First opposite Kevin Bacon, Feast of July, Matilda and the supernatural thriller Fallen opposite Denzel Washington.

In addition to her film work, Davidtz made her debut as a season regular on CBS's Citizen Baines, created by John Wells. The drama focused on a prominent three-term US senator (James Cromwell) returning to his Seattle home to join his family following a shocking loss in his bid for re-election. Davidtz portrayed his daughter who aspired to follow in her father's footsteps as a future congresswoman.


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Embeth Davidtz Facts

Birth NameEmbeth Jean Davidtz
OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1966 (51)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceLafayette, Indiana, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Embeth Davidtz compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Fracture
Matilda
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Bicentennial Man
Schindler's List
Fallen
Thirteen Ghosts
Europa Report
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