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Judy Davis was born April 23, 1955 in Perth, Western Australia. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin's novel, My Brilliant Career (1979). She came to ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 45 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Barton Fink
Barton Fink Audrey Taylor
(1991)
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Comtesse de Noailles
(2006)
A Passage to India
(1984)

Filmography

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 2018 Mystery Road: The Series (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Detective Emma James
 2013 Whitlam: The Power and the Passion (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Part 2 (2013) ... Narrator
- Part 1 (2013) ... Narrator
 2012 Dark Blood
Buffy Fletcher
 2012 Hard Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Naïf Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Ugly Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2011 The Eye of the Storm
Dorothy de Lascabanes
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Jill Tankard
 2009 Diamonds (TV Movie)
Joan Cameron
 2003 The Reagans (TV Movie)
Nancy Reagan
 2003 Swimming Upstream
Dora Fingleton
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Maxine Pierce
 2001 The Man Who Sued God
Anna Redmond
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon
Cassandra
 2000 Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series)
 1999 A Cooler Climate (TV Movie)
Paula
 1999 Dash and Lilly (TV Movie)
Lillian Hellman
 1998 The Echo of Thunder (TV Movie)
Gladwyn Ritchie
 1996 Blood and Wine
Suzanne
 1994 The New Age
Katherine Witner
 1994 The Ref
Caroline
 1991 Il colore dei suoi occhi
The Mother
 1990 Alice
Vicki
 1990 Flowers by Request (Short)
Jane
 1988 Georgia
Nina Bailley / Georgia White
 1987 High Tide
Lillie
 1986 Kangaroo
Harriet Somers
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Cleo
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Cleo
 1982 The Final Option
Frankie Leith
 1982 A Woman Called Golda (TV Movie)
Young Golda
 1982 Heatwave
Kate Dean
 1981 Hoodwink
Sarah
 1980 Water Under the Bridge (TV Series)
Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
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Other Works:

Played both Cordelia and the Fool in a 1984 Australian staging of "King Lear." See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was, I thought well, I suppose it is. It is if you get to play Macbeth or Hamlet. But who wants to play bloody Lady Macbeth or Ophelia? And it struck me that most women seem to be required to pit themselves against men in dramatic situations, and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God. See more »

Trivia:

Once said that the one role she wanted but didn't get was Debra Winger's part in The Sheltering Sky (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Known for her pale, chalky complexion. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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