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Kristin Davis Biography

Birth Name:
Kristin Atkinson
Birth Place:
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • After graduating from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in 1987 with a BFA in acting, she moved to New York to pursue her dreams--and waited tables for three years
  • Met her biological father, a psychologist, for the first time in 1995
  • Joined the cast of Melrose Place in 1995, but her character (Brooke Armstrong) was written out
  • Darren Star remembered her when casting for Sex and the City
  • Has been involved with Revlon Run/Walk for Women, which promotes breast-cancer awareness, since 1997
  • Is an ambassador for Oxfam, an international organization that helps fight hunger and poverty
  • Helped rescue an orphaned baby elephant (later named Chaimu) while on a 2009 safari in Kenya; Davis returned to Kenya in 2010 to visit Chaimu at a wildlife reserve

Awards

  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Gemma Rose Davis -- Daughter
  • Tom Atkinson -- Father
  • Dorothy Davis -- Mother
  • Keith Davis -- Stepfather