Judy Davis was born in Perth, Western Australia, on 23rd April 1955. Raised in a Catholic household, where films and television were frowned upon, she attended covent school - a formative experience which made a powerful impact, but left her questioning the religious teachings, leading eventually to her…more
Judy has been nominated for two SAG Awards. In 2000 she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for A Cooler Climate. In 2002 she won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.
Judy has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards and has won two. In 1991 she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for One Against The Wind. In 2001 she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.
Judy has been nominated for 10 Emmys and won three. In 1995 she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special for Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story. In 2001 she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. In 2007 she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Minseries or Movie for The Starter Wife.
In May 2008 it was revealed that Judy was suing Sydney's The Daily Telegraph after the publication printed a number of articles that upset her. She claimed the articles implied she was selfish and a hypocrite. The articles date back to February 2006.
Judy went back to work on the 1998 film Celebrity, less than two weeks after giving birth to her daughter Charlotte.
Judy attended drama school with Mel Gibson, and the two played Romeo and Juliet together.
To prepare for her role as Judy Garland in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Judy pored over television footage, biographies and nearly all of Garland's 32 feature films.
Judy intensely dislikes being interviewed, and has stated the she only does so as a gesture of goodwill toward the directors of her films.
Judy is left-handed.
Judy was forbidden to see movies as a child.
Judy: I have found that when you're playing a real person, it is perhaps easier for the writers to pin that character better in their writing.
Judy: I've avoided a lot of publicity over the years because I find it very hard to be articulate about either myself or the work that I've done.
Judy: I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind.