Award-Winning Actress Hope Davis
Hope Davis (1964- ) is an American actress who boasts a prolific career in television, film and stage productions. Born the second of three children in Englewood, New Jersey, Hope often credits her parents' love and creativity for her lifelong interest in diverse cultural topics. As a young woman, Hope was active in ballet, then went on to attend Vassar University where she studied cognitive science. Today, Davis lives with her husband Jon Walker, also an actor, and their two children.
Hope's first major role onscreen was that of Anne Coldren in the 1990 medical drama "Flatliners" alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts. She then went on to snag roles in the acclaimed films "About Schmidt" and "American Splendor". Davis also had recurring roles in a number of television shows, including "Deadline" and "In Treatment." At present, Hope focuses primarily on her career in stage productions in New York.
Critics and fans praise Davis for her ability to portray severe, hardened characters with deeply human flaws. In addition to her multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations, Davis has earned awards from the New York Film Critics Society and the Seattle Film Critics Association.