Judy Davis

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Judy Davis

Born

4/23/1955, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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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

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  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

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