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Judy Davis

  • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • Birthday: April 23

Three-time Emmy Award-winning Australian actress Judy Davis has found success across film, television, and stage. Her second ever film role, Sybylla Melvyn in 1979's My Brilliant Career, was also her breakout moment. She won the BAFTA awards for Best Actress and Best Newcomer for her performance.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning Australian actress Judy Davis has found success across film, television, and stage. Her second ever film role, Sybylla Melvyn in 1979's My Brilliant Career, was also her breakout moment. She won the BAFTA awards for Best Actress and Best Newcomer for her performance.

Davis played the young version of Golda Meir in the 1982 TV movie A Woman Called Golda, earning her first Emmy nomination for the role.  In 1985, she received her first Academy Award nomination for A Passage to India, based on the E.M. Forster novel. She would be nominated again in 1993 for her performance in the film Husbands and Wives.

 

Davis has won and been nominated for several awards for her performances in television movies and miniseries. She won her first Golden Globe for the 1991 TV movie One Against the Wind, and her first Emmy award in 1995 for the TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for that role. She has since won two Emmys, one in 2001 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for playing Judy Garland in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, and the other in 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in The Starter Wife. She also won her second Golden Globe for her performance as Judy Garland, as well as her first Screen Actors Guild award. She most recently appeared on television in the TV movie Salting the Battlefield along with Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

3 Wins12 Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Judy Davis, as Jill Tankard
  • Page Eight (Masterpiece)
  • PBS
  • A Heyday Films / Runaway Fridge TV / Carnival / Masterpiece co-production in association with NBC Universal for BBC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2007

  • Winner
  • Judy Davis, as Joan McAllister
  • The Starter Wife
  • USA
  • Hay Pop Pty Limited in association with McGibbon/Parriott Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, for NBC Universal Television Studio

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2004

  • Nominee
  • Judy Davis, as Nancy Reagan
  • The Reagans
  • Showtime

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June 13, 2017