Embeth Davidtz

  • Birth Name: Embeth Jean Davidtz
  • Birth Place: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Actor
Watchlist Added
Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Next on TV

Fast Facts

  • Born in the U.S. to South African parents who took the family back home when she was 9.
  • Landed her first professional acting gig at age 21 in South Africa's National Theatre Company's production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Won South Africa's equivalent of an Oscar for her performance in the 1991 film Night of the 19th.
  • Steven Spielberg personally cast her in his 1993 film Schindler's List.
  • Auditioned and was turned down for a part on Mad Men before landing the role of Rebecca Pryce a season later.
  • Speaks Afrikaans.


  • Charlotte Emily Sloane — Daughter
  • Jean — Mother
  • Jason Sloane — Husband
  • John — Father


  • Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (BA and MFA in English Literature and Drama)