Embeth Davidtz Biography
This sexy actress made her acting debut at age 21 with CAPAB (Cape Performing Arts Board now known as Artscape) in Cape Town, playing Juliet in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet, held at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre. She also starred in local plays, such as Stille Nag (Silent Night) and A Chain of Voices, which she was nominated for the South African equivalent of the Tony Award.
Embeth Davidtz moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and immediately bagged a role in her first American film, Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness. Soon after she appeared in two NBC projects, the made-for-television film Till Death Do Us Part and the miniseries Deadly Matrimony. She was also seen in Laura Ziskin's short film Oh, What A Day, opposite Viggo Mortensen.
The sizzling hot actress was given a high-profile leading role in the fact-based film Murder in the First but her versatility was better displayed in the Merchant Ivory production Feast of July, in which she earned critical praise for her deft portrayal of a young woman who, in searching for the lover who abandoned her, ultimately brings tragedy to the family that offered her safety. She then played the role of Miss Honey is the light childrens fantasy Matilda starring Mara Wilson.
In 1998, Embeth Davidtz played the role theologian helping Denzel Washington crack a string of crimes in the mystery drama Fallen and was followed as a femme fatale in Robert Altman's take on The Gingerbread Man. The following year, Davidtz brought a witty charm to her portrayal a 19th-century woman of the world in Patricia Rozema's rework of the Jane Austen comedy Mansfield Park and then a dual role in the futuristic tale of the Bicentennial Man.
In 2005, Embeth Davidtz starred in Junebug, as an art dealer set to meet her husbands fairly eccentric family for the first time. She as well made a guest appearance in the hit series Greys Anatomy as Dr. Derek Shepherds sister, Nancy.
Embeth Davidtz married entertainment lawyer Jason Sloane on June 22, 2002. They now have two children, Charlotte Emily and Asher Dylan.