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Hope Davis
Name : Hope Davis
Height : 5' 7" (170 cm)
Date of Birth : 23 March 1964
Place of Birth : Englewood, New Jersey, USA
 
Biography:
 
Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Hope Davis had a long friendship with her neighbor Mira Sorvino. Hope's first interest in acting came when she and Sorvino wrote a play and performed it for their neighbors. Her next encounter with fame came years later as Billy Baldwin's used-and-abused girlfriend in Flatliners (1990). After a small role as a French ticket agent in Home Alone (1990), she had yet another touch with fame in Kiss of Death (1995), in a memorable role that required her to be bench-pressed by co-star Nicholas Cage.

The next year, Hope had more promising role in The Daytrippers, in which she played the suspicious wife of philandering Stanley Tucci. The film was a hit and she was next seen in Guy, another critically acclaimed film.

In 1998, Hope had a starring role in Next Stop Wonderland. Critics praised her performance as Erin, a nurse recovering from a major breakup with her activist boyfriend, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. She achieved to make a cold and unsympathetic character into someone the audience could relate to and support.

Hope then had a substantial role in the thriller Arlington Road (1999). She then gained additional exposure that year in Mumford, a comedy about a small town psychiatrist with a past. A few more small films followed before she was cast as Jack Nicholson’s estranged daughter in About Schmidt (2002). The film was a relative success, thanks to Nicholson’s Best Actor Oscar nomination.

Hope next made a turn in American Splendor (2003), about the underground comic book artist Harvey Pekar, played by Paul Giamatti. Cast as Pekar’s wife, the highly neurotic Joyce, Hope showed a skillful performance that was undoubtedly one of the reasons that American Splendor won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Festival.
 
Filmography:
2006 The Hoax
2006 Infamous
2005 The Matador
2005 Proof
2005 The Weather Man
2005 Duma
2003 American Splendor
2002 About Schmidt
2002 The Secret Lives of Dentists
2001 Hearts in Atlantis
2001 Final
2000 Joe Gould's Secret
2000 Deadline [TV Series]
1999 Arlington Road
1999 Mumford
1998 Next Stop Wonderland
1998 The Impostors
1997 The Myth of Fingerprints
1996 Guy
1996 The Daytrippers
1996 Mr. Wrong
1990 Kiss of Death
1995 Run for Cover
1990 Home Alone
1990 Flatliners
 
Awards:
Golden Globe
2003 Best Supporting Actress (American Splendor)
Independent Spirit Awards
2003 Best Supporting Actress (Secret Lives of Dentists)
National Society of Film Critics
2003 Best Actress [Runner-up] (The Secret Lives of Dentists)
 
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