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Judy Davis Biography

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Date of Birth 1955-04-23
Nationality Australian
Profession Actress
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Colin Friels
Married on 1984
Children Two
Education at NIDA
Name on Birth Judy Davis
Place of Birth Perth, Australia

Judy Davis was born on 23rd April 1955 of Australian nationality. She was born in Perth, Western Australia. She was brought up in a strict catholic family and was religious from her childhood times. She attended Loreto Convent and the Western Australian Institute of Technology. Judy Davis completed her graduation from National Institute of Dramatic Art which is known as NIDA in the year of 1977. Her personality is known for her great works in the acting career. She is also a stage actress and a television actress too. Her remarkable act was in Romeo and Juliet which was released in 1978. Her opposite cast was Mel Gibson.

At the beginning of her career she got a role as Sybylla Melvin for the saga My Brilliant Career. Her acting in the movie earned her BAFTA Awards for the Best Actress and also for another category, Best Newcomer. Her some of the lead roles were in Australian classics like Winter of Our Dreams which was released in 1982 where gave a role as a heroin addict. Her another great lead performance was in the Heatwave which was released in 1982 and she played as an act of tenant organizer. Davis’ international career began when she got the chance to play the young version of Ingrid Bergman’s Golda Meir which was in 1981. The role she acted was shown in the television documentary drama A Woman Called Golda. She also did a role in a British movie Who Dares Wins which was released in 1982 and she did a role of a terrorist in the movie. She was also casted in the adaptation of E.M. Foster’s novel A Passage to India which was produced by David Lean.  She got nominated for the role for Academy Award for Best Actress. Later she got to act in the Australian cinema. She did two movies Kangaroo and Hightide. She did the role of a German born writer’s wife whereas in the Hightide she acted as a mother who tries to get along with her daughter who lives with her grandmother. She achieved Australian Film Institute Awards for the roles in those movies. Davis also got a National Society of Film Critics award for the performance in Hightide. She did a cameo for Alice which was Woody Allen’s movie which was in 1990. Her some other success calls for Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival where she appeared in Joel Coen’s Barton Fink. The other movie was Naked Lunch which is from the adaptation of David Cronenberg’s novel. In One Against The Wind she gave the role of Mary Lindell, who was considered a real life hero during the World War II. She also did a lead role in Husbands and Wives which was Woody Allen’s in 1992 for which she won Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for the category of best supporting actress. She has got different genres in the movie and she has also done a comedy film, The Ref opposite to Kevin Spacey in 1994. The movie also featured Denis Leary. In 2011 she appeared in Page Eight a television drama. She won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in Leadin role for her act in To Rome With Love.

She has also done some stage acts which has been much appreciated by the critics. She featured in Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood which was of Los Angeles production during the time of 1989 Her latest stage role was in 2011 where she did the role of Irina Arkadina in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. The play was done at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre. She got married to actor Colin Friels in 1984 and have two children.