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Fans of independent films have long been aware of Hope Davis's charms as an actress, but it took her portrayal of Jack Nicholson's estranged daughter in 2002's About Schmidt to bring her to the attention of wider audiences.

Born March 23, 1964, in Englewood, N.J., Davis graduated from Vassar and studied acting in London before heading back to America to try her luck on the Chicago stage. After appearing in numerous productions at the prestigious Goodman Theatre, she began to get offers from Hollywood.

In 1990, Davis made her film debut in Flatliners and, by the middle of the decade, was receiving acclaim for her roles in indie fare such as Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Arlington Road (1999). Bigger parts in bigger movies followed, including American Splendor (2003) and Proof (2005). She earned Emmy and Golden Globe nods in 2010 for her performance as Hillary Clinton in the HBO film The Special Relationship.

Hope Davis in Infamous


2006 R

In this biographical drama, writer Truman Capote's literary investigation into the grisly murders of a family has unintended consequences. While probing the psyches of the killers as research for a novel, Capote forms an attachment to one of the men.

  • Hope Davis in Hearts in Atlantis Hearts in Atlantis
  • Hope Davis in Real Steel Real Steel
  • Hope Davis in Duma Duma
  • Hope Davis in About Schmidt About Schmidt
  • Hope Davis in American Splendor American Splendor
  • Hope Davis in Love, Marilyn Love, Marilyn
  • Hope Davis in Wayward Pines Wayward Pines
  • Hope Davis in Synecdoche, New York Synecdoche, New York
  • Hope Davis in The Daytrippers The Daytrippers
  • Hope Davis in Charlie Bartlett Charlie Bartlett
  • Hope Davis in Proof Proof
  • Hope Davis in The Weather Man The Weather Man
  • Hope Davis in The Matador The Matador
  • Hope Davis in Disconnect Disconnect
  • Hope Davis in The Impostors The Impostors
  • Hope Davis in The Secret Lives of Dentists The Secret Lives of Dentists
  • Hope Davis in The Nines The Nines
  • Hope Davis in A Summer in Genoa A Summer in Genoa
  • Hope Davis in Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce
  • Hope Davis in Louder Than Words Louder Than Words
  • Hope Davis in Final Final
  • Hope Davis in The Lodger The Lodger
  • Hope Davis in The Family Tree The Family Tree
  • Hope Davis in Run for Cover Run for Cover
  • Hope Davis in The Special Relationship The Special Relationship