may be best known for her portrayal of Monica Dawson in the second season of NBC's Emmy-nominated series Heroes
, playing a young hurricane Katrina survivor who, after losing her mother in the storm, discovers she has the supernatural ability to mimic any action she sees. Be it complicated martial arts skills, climbing walls and buildings or weapon skills that might take others decades to perfect, Davis' character masters these skills at a glance. She also graced the big screen alongside Hillary Duff in New Line's Raise Your Voice and Paramount/MTV Films' Coach Carter
alongside Samuel L. Jackson
. On television, Davis starred as Felicia Jones in ABC's series The Nine
. She has also appeared in substantial guest star roles on critically acclaimed hit series such as CSI: Miami
, Cold Case
, Gilmore Girls
, and in a recurring role on Boston Public
as Marie Ronning. Other television credits include recurring roles on The O.C
, Point Pleasant
and Veronica Mars
, plus guest star roles on Malcolm in the Middle
and Joan of Arcadia
. Davis' talents extend far beyond the screen. She is a classically trained musician whose talents are oftentimes showcased in her work as an actor. She has spent the past 10 years perfecting her skills as a violist and has previously sung in the children's choir as backup for Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, and with Barbra Streisand
in her Timeless Tour
in Los Angeles.
With a heart for charity and children, Davis also volunteers with Empowering Lives International (empoweringlives.org) a nonprofit organization working among the impoverished in East Africa to provide training, resources and encouragement to help break the cycle of poverty and help people realize their importance in the eyes of God.
She was raised in Davenport, Iowa, and it was there she discovered her passion for theatre and acting. Her theatre credits include Neil Simon's Fools, The Miracle Worker, and dozens of roles in various musicals.
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