|Embeth Davidtz Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||August 11, 1965|
Embeth Davidtz is an American actress who is mainly known for playing various roles in popular films and TV shows such as Army of Darkness, Schindler’s List, Matilda, Junebug, Californication, and Mad Men. She spent most of her childhood in South Africa. Embeth moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and after that, she landed her first American film named Army of Darkness.
Embeth Jean Davidtz
Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Embeth attended school in South Africa, where her father joined as a teacher at the Potchefstroom University. She also attended The Glen High School in Pretoria in 1983 and then she took admission in the Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
- Father – John Davidtz (Professor)
- Mother – Jean Davidtz
- Siblings – She has a younger sister who is a Psychologist and a brother.
- Others – George Christiaan Davidtz (Paternal Grandfather), Emily Lambourn (Paternal Grandmother)
She is represented by –
- The Artists Partnership (Talent Agency), London, England, United Kingdom
- United Talent Agency (Talent Agency), Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Embeth has dated –
- Harvey Keitel (1994-1995) – Embeth started dating actor Harvey Keitel in 1994. They dated for almost a year before separating in 1995.
- Ben Chaplin (1995-2000) – Embeth met British actor Ben Chaplin on the set of the film Feast of July in 1995. They had grown close to each other while shooting. After dating for almost 5 years, they eventually drifted apart and decided to end their relationship by mutual consent in 2000.
- Jason Sloane (2000-Present) – Embeth started dating entertainment attorney Jason Sloane in 2000. After dating for 2 years, they got married on June 22, 2002. They have 2 children together – a son named Asher Sloane (b. October 7th, 2005) and a daughter named Charlotte Emily (b. 2002).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Dutch, French, and English descent.
- Short hair
- Beautiful smile
She has done endorsement work for Nailvana By Gina NVLA Polish.
Best Known For
- Playing various roles in movies such as Army of Darkness, Schindler’s List, Matilda, Junebug, Mansfield Park, Bicentennial Man, and Fracture
- Her acting skills in popular TV series such as Californication and Mad Men
She made her theatrical film debut as Laurie Shannon in the thriller film Sweet Murder in 1990.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance as Older Karen on the drama series Screen Two in 1989.
Embeth Davidtz Facts
- Her parents relocated to Trenton, New Jersey, and then again moved to their native country South Africa when she was only 9 years old.
- Embeth relocated to Los Angeles in 1992 and got a role in the Sam Raimi’s film Army of Darkness.
- She was cast by Steven Spielberg personally for the 1993 film Schindler’s List.
- She is very fond of animals as she has 2 dogs and 3 cats.
- Embeth gave an audition for a part on Mad Men but was turned down before getting the role of Rebecca Pryce next season.
- She got South Africa’s equivalent of an Oscar for her superior performance in the 1991 film Night of the 19th.
- In 2013, Embeth revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and she also underwent a mastectomy for the treatment.
- Davidtz is also fluent in Afrikaans.
- Davidtz has contributed her voice to a video game named Agent, where she did the role of Penny Moffat.
- She was earlier represented by Moonyeenn Lee from South Africa.
- She went to a very conservative school where they weren’t allowed to wear makeup and had to wear a uniform.
- Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Featured Image by Embeth Davidtz / Instagram