Embeth Davidtz

Inside Biography

Embeth Jean Davidtz, also known as Embeth Davidtz, is an African-American actress. She is mostly known for her roles in movies like Matlida, Schindler's List, Bicentennial Man, The Amazing Spider-Man and Bridget Jones' Diary. Moreover, she also won the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress for Army of Darkness. Besides, Davidtz has also appeared in several television movies and series, including Citizen Baines, Deadly Matrimony, The Garden of Redemption, and others.

Born In America And Raised In South Africa

Embeth was born as Embeth Jean Davidtz on 11th August 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Davidtz belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds the American nationality.

Embeth was born as one of three children of John Davidtz and Jean Davidtz. While she was young, her parents moved to Trenton, New Jersey, and later to South Africa while she was just nine. Davidtz has two siblings, one brother, and one sister.

She started learning Afrikaans after she relocated to South Africa with her parents. Afterward, she went to the local school in South Africa. She enrolled at The Glen High School in Pretoria in 1983. After the completion of her education, she went to Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Earned $5 Million Net Worth

The 54-year-old Bicentennial Man actress has been working in the entertainment business for around three decades. In such an extensive career, Davidtz has gathered approximately $5 million of net worth.

Davidtz's acting career is the major source of her five million dollar net worth. She undoubtedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from her works in various television films and series.

Furthermore, she was a part of some greatly successful movies and television series, from which she must have collected an alluring sum of money. Here we present some of her movies with its budget and box-office collections.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
Army of Darkness 1992 Bruce Campbell, Marcus Gilbert, and Ian Abercrombie  $11 million $25.5 million
Schindler's List 1993 Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes $22 million $322.1 million
Mansfield Park 1999 Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola and Harold Pinter - $4.775 million
Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth $25 million $281.9 million
Thirteen Ghosts 2001 Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard, and Shannon Elizabeth $42 million $68.5 million
The Emperor's Club 2002 Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, and Rob Morrow  $12.5 million $16.31 million
Junebug 2005 Amy Adams, Ben McKenzie, and Celia Weston $1 million $3.4 million
Fracture 2007 Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, and David Strathairn $10 million $91 million
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011 Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, and Christopher Plummer $90 million $232.6 million
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans $230 million $757.9 million
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 Jammie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, and Campbell Scott $293 million $709 million

Besides, Davidtz also owns a 3,775 square foot house in Los Angeles, California, which she purchased in October 2006 for $6.74 million. She also owns some luxurious cars which are worth thousands of dollars.

Davidtz Found Success In Both Television And Silver Screen

Embeth Davidtz debuted from the small role of Older Karen in one episode of Screen Two in 1986. She made her big-screen debut in 1988 from a small role in the South African-filmed American horror Mutator. Later in 1992, she landed the main role of Sheila in the film Army Of Darkness, for which she won the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Davidtz also appeared in various films like Matilda, Schindler's List, and Feast of July, among others. She later played a role in the movie Bicentennial Man, for which she was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress.

Embeth Davidtz at the premiere of The Amazing Spiderman SOURCE: Getty Image

Davidtz was last seen on the silver screen as Mary Parker in Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Though she hasn't worked in any film for the last few years, she is actively working on television. Her most recent television work was in the series The Morning Show, in which she worked as Paige Kessler.

She Is A Mother Of Two

Embeth is a married woman and has two children with her husband. She got married to Jason Sloane on 22nd June 2002. Davidtz and Sloane gave birth to their first child Charlotte Emily in 2002.

Embeth Davidtz with her husband and children SOURCE: Getty Image

On 7th October 2005, the husband-and-wife welcomed their second child, a son, Asher Sloane. Embeth Davidtz and Solane are living a happily married life for more than 17 years without any big issue.

Before marrying Jason, Davidtz dated British actor Ben Chaplin. The couple started dating in 1995 and for five years and separated in 2000. She also dated American actor Harvey Keitel for a year from 1994 to 1995.

by ab-shailendra, 22 Oct, 2019

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