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Hope Davis

Following successive critically-acclaimed turns in About Schmidt, The Secret Lives of Dentists and American Splendor, chameleon-like actress Hope Davis (Kristin) continues her repertoire of varied roles in a number of highly anticipated films.

Davis will next be seen in Gore Verbinski's The Weatherman, opposite Nicolas Cage. She will also star in John Madden's adaptation of David Auburn's Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play Proof, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal, and the black comedy Matador, opposite Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan.

Hope Davis was named 2003 Best Actress of the Year by the New York Film Critics Circle for her work in two of the year's most critically acclaimed independent features – American Splendor, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and Alan Rudolph's The Secret Lives of Dentists.

Davis won a Golden Globe Award nomination for her portrayal of Joyce Brabner in American Splendor. A fixture on 2003 Top 10 lists, American Splendor captured the Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic Competition at Sundance; Best Film Un Certain Regard in Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival. Davis received an IFC Spirit Award nomination for her performance opposite Campbell Scott in Alan Rudolph's The Secret Lives of Dentists.

Davis first garnered critical attention for her work in a trio of independent hits – Greg Mottola's The Daytrippers, Bart Freundlich's The Myth of Fingerprints and Brad Anderson's Next Stop Wonderland.

Her filmography includes About Schmidt; Hearts in Atlantis, opposite Anthony Hopkins; Campbell Scott's Final with Denis Leary; Stanley Tucci's Joe Gould's Secret and The Imposters; the political thriller Arlington Road, with Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins; and Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford.

On stage, Davis most recently starred in Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter at Lincoln Center. In addition to Camino Real at the famed Williamstown Theatre Festival, her credits also include Ivanov, opposite Kevin Kline, and Two Shakespearean Actors. Off-Broadway, Davis has appeared in Pterodactyls, The Food Chain, The Iceman Cometh and David Mamet's Speed the Plow, directed by Joel Schumacher.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Hope Davis Facts

BirthdayMarch 23, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Hope Davis compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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