Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis

Infobox actor
name = Kristin Davis

imagesize =
caption = Davis at the Berlin premiere of "", May 2008
birthname = Kristin Landen Davis
birthdate = birth date and age|1965|02|23
birthplace = Boulder, Colorado, United States
othername = Kristin Lee Davis
homepage =
academyawards =
emmyawards =
sagawards = Best Ensemble - Comedy Series
2001, 2003 "Sex and the City"
spouse =

Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis; born February 23 or February 24, [cite book|title=The World Almanac & Book of Facts|year=2007|publisher=World Almanac Books|pages=p.218|quote=2/24/65.] 1965 depending on the source) is an American Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actress, known for playing the role of Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO's "Sex and the City".

Early life and education

Davis was born in Boulder, Colorado. [cite web | url= | title=Barnes and Noble biography | publisher=All Media Guide | accessdate=2007-02-01] An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby. She was adopted by her stepfather, University of South Carolina psychology professor Keith Davis, [Doug Nye (September 19, 2000). "Kristin Davis, 'sex' symbol". The State (Columbia, South Carolina). [] ] after he married her mother, Dorothy, a university data analyst, in 1968. [ [ Kristin Davis Biography (1965-) ] ] She had three stepsisters from her adoptive father's first marriage.citeweb|url=,,647780,00.html|title=Charlotte's web|publisher=The Observer|author=Barbara Ellen|date=February 10, 2002|accessdate=2008-04-14] Early in her childhood, she and her parents moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where her adoptive father served as provost and teaches psychology at the University of South Carolina.

Davis wanted to be an actress since age 10, when she was cast in a community theatre production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Davis lived in South Carolina until she graduated from A.C. Flora High School in 1983. She then moved to New Jersey, where she attended Rutgers University.



After graduation in 1987, Davis moved to New York and waited tables before opening a yoga studio with a friend. In 1995, she landed the role of Brooke Armstrong Campbell on "Melrose Place". She left the show after one year when producers found that viewers disliked her character. Davis also had roles in other television series including "Friends" and "Seinfeld".

In 1998, Davis was cast as Charlotte York in "Sex and the City" and remained an integral cast member until the series ended in 2004. She was the only one of the four actresses of "Sex and the City" (1998) not to get an Emmy nomination, until the final season in 2004.

She has also hosted the VH1 show "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons". In 2005, Davis starred in a television pilot entitled "Soccer Moms" in which she and Gina Torres star as suburban mothers who moonlight as private detectives.


Films include "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D", opposite David Arquette and George Lopez; the Walt Disney film "The Shaggy Dog", opposite Tim Allen, and "Deck The Halls", opposite Matthew Broderick. She performed in ABC Family channel's Christmas movie "Three Days" in 2006, and in a commercial for Head and Shoulders shampoo.

Davis appeared in 2008's "Sex and the City" feature film, under the direction of executive producer Michael Patrick King. [cite web | url= | title="Sex and the City" movie close to green light | publisher=ABC7Chicago | date=November 14, 2006 | accessdate=2007-02-01]

Additional ventures

Shortly after the wide release of the "Sex and the City" feature film, in June 2008, Belk, the nation's largest privately-owned department store chain, announced a partnership with Davis. The arrangement with the retailer includes an upcoming ladies' apparel and accessories line to debut during fall 2008 in 125 store locations and online, with eventual plans for expanding availability to other store locations. In Belk's press release regarding the product line launch, Davis cited her upbringing in South Carolina as part of the inspiration in working with the chain. []

Personal life

Davis is a recovering alcoholic. [ [,2933,357101,00.html 'Sex and the City' Star Kristin Davis: I'm a Recovering Alcoholic] (May 22, 2008). Fox News. Accessed 2008-06-04.] She says as part of her southern upbringing, she was introduced to alcohol early: "Alcohol freed me. I was really shy and I didn't know how to come out of my shell. I drank for the same reason I loved acting. I wanted to feel things and express myself and be free. And I'm not naturally that way." [citeweb|author=Sharon Churcher |url= |title=Sex and the shower scene... or how Kristin Davis refused to bare all in Sex And The City movie|publisher=Mail on Sunday|date=May 11, 2008|accessdate=2008-05-11] She went sober in her mid-20s: “I miss it. You don’t go to rehab and then suddenly it goes away." [citeweb|author=Lynsey Haywood| url=| title=Kristin Davis' 'dead at 30' fears|publisher=The Sun|date=May 28, 2008|accessdate=2008-05-28]

Having admitted a preference for dating actors, her ex-boyfriend list is high-profile and extensive, including: Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, and Liev Schreiber. She says: "If I had one wish for myself, it would be to fall in love. That's asking for trouble, but that's the truth."

Davis currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


* "Nine Months" (1995)
* "Traveling Companion" (1998)
* "Sour Grapes" (1998)
* "Blacktop" (2000)
* "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D" (2005)
* "The Shaggy Dog" (2006)
* "Deck the Halls" (2006)
* "" (2008)
* "Jack & Addie" (2009)


* "N.Y.P.D. Mounted" (1991)
* "General Hospital" (Unknown episodes, 1991)
* "Mann & Machine" (1 episode, 1992)
* "The Larry Sanders Show" (1 episode, 1993)
* "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1 episode, 1994)
* "ER" (1 episode, 1995)
* "" (1995)
* "Melrose Place" (30 episodes, 1995–1996)
* "The Ultimate Lie" (1996)
* "The Single Guy" (1 episode, 1997)
* "A Deadly Vision" (1997)
* "Seinfeld" (2 episodes, 1997)
* "Atomic Train" (1999)
* "Sex and the Matrix" (2000)
* "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story" (2000)
* "Friends" (1 episode, 2000)
* "Blacktop" (2000)
* "Three Days" (2001)
* "Sex and the City" (94 episodes, 1998–2004)
* "The Winning Season" (2004)
* "Will & Grace" (1 episode, 2004)
* "Soccer Moms" (2005)
* "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends" (Voice, 26 episodes, 2004-2006)


External links

*imdb name|id=0004862|name=Kristin Davis
* [ Barnes and Noble biography]
* [ Archive of the original "Sex and the City" newspaper columns]

NAME= Davis, Kristin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Davis, Kristin Landen; Davis, Kristin Lee
DATE OF BIRTH= February 23, 1965
PLACE OF BIRTH= Boulder, Colorado, United States

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