Kristin Davis

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Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis at the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade at the Natural History Museum, 12 February 2014
Born (1965-02-24) February 24, 1965 (age 59)
Alma materRutgers University
Years active1987–present
ChildrenGemma Davis

Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis; born February 24, 1965[1]) is an American actress. She first rose to fame for playing the role of Brooke Armstrong on Melrose Place (1995-1996) and went on to achieve greater success as Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO's Sex and the City (1998-2004). For her role on Sex and the City, she received an Emmy Award nomination in 2004. Her movies include Deck the Halls (2006), Sex and the City: The Movie (2008), Couples Retreat (2009). and Sex and the City 2 (2010).

Early Life and Education[change | change source]

Born in Boulder, Colorado, Davis grew up as an only child.[2] Her parents' marriage ended when she was just a baby, leading to her adoption by her stepfather, Keith Davis, who was a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Keith married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. Davis also has three half-sisters from her father's prior marriage.[3] During her early years, her family relocated to Columbia, South Carolina, where her father served as a provost and taught psychology at the University of South Carolina.

From the age of nine, Davis aspired to become an actress, a dream that took root when she was cast in the Workshop Theatre production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She continued to live in South Carolina until she completed her high school education at A.C. Flora High School in 1983. Following her graduation, she made her way to New Jersey, where she pursued her education at Rutgers University. In 1987, she proudly obtained a BFA degree in acting from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.[3] Kristin Davis visited Gothenburg, Sweden, in September 2023 to receive The Perfect World Foundation Award for her efforts in conserving the planet's biodiversity.

Career[change | change source]

She received Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series her role as Charlotte in the final season, and well as Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film nomination.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. The World Almanac & Book of Facts. World Almanac Books. 2007. p. 218. 2/24/65.
  2. Kristin Davis Biography (1965-) on
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ellen, Barbara (February 10, 2002). "Charlotte's web". The Observer. Retrieved October 23, 2023.
  4. "Kristin Davis". Emmy Awards. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved October 23, 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]

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