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Hope Davis

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She starred in the Oscar-nominated film About Schmidt and was a normal in the series Six Levels and In Treatment. She also made an appearance in Disconnect and True Metal. She majored in cognitive research at Vassar University. She auditioned for a job on Baywatch so that as Kelly Bundy on Wedded…With Children. She wedded Jon Patrick Walker. She and Jon possess two daughters called Georgia and Mae Walker. She was the youth closest friend of celebrity Mira Sorvino; both girls placed on works for the neighbours while developing up.

Quick Facts


Full Name Hope Davis
Date Of Birth March 23, 1964
Place Of Birth Englewood, NJ
Height 1.7 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Vassar College, Tenafly High School
Nationality American
Spouse Jon Patrick Walker, Ford Evanson
Children Mae Walker, Georgia Walker
Parents Joan Davis, William Davis
Awards New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Movies About Schmidt, Real Steel, American Splendor, Charlie Bartlett, Arlington Road, The Weather Man, Hearts in Atlantis, The Matador, The Nines, Next Stop Wonderland, Synecdoche, New York, The Hoax, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Wild Card, The Family Tree, Home Alone, Flatliners, The Daytrippers, Duma, The Special Relationship, The Lodger, Captain America: Civil War, Infamous, Mumford, Louder Than Words, Joe Gould's Secret, The Myth of Fingerprints, The Impostors, Genova, Proof, Mr. Wrong, Disconnect, Rebel in the Rye, Final, Guy, Run for Cover, Spring/Fall
TV Shows Wayward Pines, Allegiance, Mildred Pierce, In Treatment, Six Degrees, Deadline, For the People
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden and she were awarded the 2012 Back Stage Garland Award for Ensemble for "God of Carnage" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Playing Mia on the HBO teleplay "In Treatment". [May 2009]
3(Summer 2000) Currently starring on Broadway in Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter at Lincoln Center, to critical acclaim.
4Played the wife of characters, played by Dermot Mulroney, in two movies: About Schmidt (2002) and The Family Tree (2011).
5Played Dana Ivey's daughter in two movies: The Impostors (1998) and Mumford (1999).
6Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actress in a Play for "God of Carnage".
7Played Anton Yelchin's mother in two movies: Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Charlie Bartlett (2007).
8Mother is a retired school librarian.
9First Daughter, Georgia, was born August 31, 2002; her second daughter, Mae, was born December 30, 2004.
10Has a 9-year-old wheaten terrier named Charlie.
11Graduate of Vassar College (1986).
12Childhood friend of Mira Sorvino; they performed plays for the neighbors.
13Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
14Studied under Uta Hagen at the HB Studio in the West Village in Manhattan.
15Partner of Jon Patrick Walker, their daughter Georgia was born in 2002.
16Studied ballet as a teenager and participated in the Joffrey Ballet's summer programs. She began her stage career in earnest in Chicago, where she took over Madonna's role in the Chicago production of 'Speed the Plow', to great acclaim. She still does more stage work than film work, and she lives in New York.
17Auditioned for Baywatch (1989).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rebel in the Rye2017completed
Wayward Pines2015-2016TV SeriesMegan Fisher
Captain America: Civil War2016Maria Stark
American Crime2016TV SeriesSteph Sullivan
Allegiance2015TV SeriesKatya O'Connor
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesSpecial Segment Actor
Wild Card2015Cassandra
Louder Than Words2013/IIBrenda Fareri
The Newsroom2012-2013TV SeriesNina Howard
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesViola Mesner
The Ordained2013TV MoviePacky
Disconnect2012/ILydia Boyd
The Miraculous Year2011TV MovieMandy Vance
Real Steel2011Aunt Debra
The Family Tree2011Bunnie Burnett
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Forrester
Spring/Fall2011TV MovieEden
The Special Relationship2010TV MovieHillary Clinton
In Treatment2009TV SeriesMia Nesky
The Lodger2009Ellen Bunting
A Summer in Genoa2008Marianne
Synecdoche, New York2008Madeleine Gravis
Charlie Bartlett2007Marilyn Bartlett
Six Degrees2006-2007TV SeriesLaura Morgan
The Nines2007Sarah Susan Sierra
The Hoax2006Andrea Tate
Infamous2006Slim Keith
The Weather Man2005Noreen
Proof2005Claire
Duma2005Kristin
The Matador2005Carolyn 'Bean' Wright
American Splendor2003Joyce Brabner
The Secret Lives of Dentists2002Dana Hurst
About Schmidt2002Jeannie Schmidt
Hearts in Atlantis2001Liz Garfield
Final2001Dr. Ann Johnson
Deadline2000-2001TV SeriesBrooke Benton
Joe Gould's Secret2000Therese Mitchell
Mumford1999Sofie Crisp
Arlington Road1999Brooke Wolfe
The Impostors1998Emily Essendine
Next Stop Wonderland1998Erin Castleton
The Myth of Fingerprints1997Margaret
Guy1996Camera
Mr. Wrong1996Annie
The Daytrippers1996Eliza Malone D'Amico
Run for Cover1995Prescott's Secretary
Kiss of Death1995Junior's Girlfriend
Home Alone1990French Ticket Agent
Flatliners1990Anne Coldren

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captain America: Civil War2016performer: "Try To Remember"
Charlie Bartlett2007performer: "Those Were the Days Theme from All in the Family", "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out"
The Nines2007performer: "Is That All There Is"
Final2001performer: "Rally Round The Flag"
The Impostors1998performer: "Parlez-Moi d'Amor"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Night1996special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHerself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: God of Carnage & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of The Matador2006Video documentary shortHerself
The Foreign Eye2006DocumentaryHerself
Relative Humidity: The Characters2006Video documentary shortHerself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Anatomy of a Scene2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of 'Arlington Road'1999Video documentary shortHerself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silenci?2006TV SeriesJoyce Brabner

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsSynecdoche, New York (2008)· Charlie Kaufman (director)
· Jeanne McCarthy (casting director)
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Catherine Keener
· Samantha Morton
· Tom Noonan
· Emily Watson
· Dianne Wiest
· Michelle Williams
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceSynecdoche, New York (2008)· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Samantha Morton
· Michelle Williams
· Catherine Keener
· Emily Watson
· Dianne Wiest
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Tom Noonan
2003NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressAmerican Splendor (2003)
2003Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest ActressAmerican Splendor (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Mini-Series / Made for Television MovieThe Special Relationship (2010)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2009WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Drama SeriesIn Treatment (2008)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureAmerican Splendor (2003)
2004COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressAmerican Splendor (2003)
2004CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressAmerican Splendor (2003)
2004Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActressAmerican Splendor (2003)
2004Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleAmerican Splendor (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalAmerican Splendor (2003)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressAmerican Splendor (2003)
2003VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting PerformanceAmerican Splendor (2003)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressAbout Schmidt (2002)


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1To play Hillary Clinton? I'm kind of winging it. No, are you kidding me? I prepared obsessively. I mean, as much as I could in the time that I was given. Of course, with someone like Hillary Clinton, obviously, anything you want is on YouTube and at your fingertips there.
2The work evolves when you get another part, and then you're getting called on to solve difficult characters, to inject a note of humanity into them. It's more interesting for me to do that than to stand around and be sunny.
3I was never the ingénue, so hopefully that'll make it easier to age and still work. I know a lot of actors who are really dissatisfied with where they're at even though some of them are huge stars and I feel like, 'Oh, my God, you're at the top.' Something interesting will come. It always does. I have faith.
4When my dad needed a shirt ironed, he would yell downstairs to my mother, who would drop everything and iron his shirt.
5There's nothing I love more than a good cry.
6I have not spent years in therapy; I tried therapy in my mid-twenties, and it did not go very well. I just thought, 'This is so not for me. I would rather talk to one of my girlfriends.' I'm not at a point in my life when I'm analyzing too much. I have young children, and I'm just pretty much crazed.
7You know how a lot of people say they could go crazy? Well, I feel I live very close to that line.
8I have not spent years in therapy; I tried therapy in my mid-twenties, and it did not go very well. I just thought, 'This is so not for me. I would rather talk to one of my girlfriends.'
9It's too easy to sum up a person's character in one negative instant, and it doesn't put anything good out into the world.
10The network shows tend to be run, in general, in my experience, by committee, and it's hard for actors and writers to do their jobs.
11I've seen a lot of the United States, having stayed in so many different cities and towns for work.
12I'm not really high-strung now, but I was a very high-strung child.
13Storytelling is what lights my fire.
14You know what I have noticed? And this is really sad. Flying first class is less scary than flying coach. They speak to you and they're so nice to you and they want to help you and they know you want a drink before the plane takes off. And they bring it to you without asking. If you're sitting in coach and hoping for a drink, good luck.
15I'm usually called upon to play the dreary suicidal girl.
16I've been lucky. I've made films that I really like. It's been a combination of what comes to me and what I choose. I've gone after lots of things that I didn't get, pet projects that everybody ends up chasing after. Really, you're lucky if you get anything.
17I've seen a lot of the United States, having stayed in so many different cities and towns for work. It's such a strange and fascinating country, and instead of learning about it through a textbook, I would rather discover its history and traditions and institutions through fiction and nonfiction writers.
18I just love to make a whole roomful of people laugh.
19I do smaller films, I'm not getting big paydays. I feel like we're just kind of scraping together here.
20I like to work. I enjoy once a year, doing a film.
21I get to play a lot of hysterics.
22I have a husband and children, and it affects me deeply that somebody could be taken away in a second.
23I'm way too disorganized.
24I would do 'American Splendor' and 'About Schmidt' again in a heartbeat.
25I travel all the time, and I have two small children.
26I'm a New Yorker, and I rarely get to work at home.
27I love stories that give me a perspective on how easy American life has become in the 21st century.
28I'm not at a point in my life when I'm analyzing too much.
29But I think Hillary Clinton is one of the most amazing women of this time.
30Every summer my husband and I pack our suitcases, load our kids into the car, and drive from tense, crowded New York City to my family's cottage in Maine. It's on an island, with stretches of sea and sandy beaches, rocky coasts, and pine trees. We barbecue, swim, lie around, and try to do nothing.
31I haven't frequented a nail salon in a long time.
32The older you get, the more you realize that the way you look is a reflection of how you treat yourself.
33I feel like I'm one of the happiest people I know.


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