Hope Davis

Hope Davis

  • Highest Rated: 94% American Splendor (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Wrong (1996)
  • Birthday: Mar 23, 1964
  • Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, USA
  • Displaying a sort of weary Botticelli beauty and a crisp brand of intelligence, Hope Davis has made a name for herself portraying good women wronged by bad men. Playing such characters in her two breakthrough films, The Daytrippers and Next Stop Wonderland, Davis displayed a remarkable blend of lovable bitterness and cynical charm, endearing herself to legions of art house filmgoers who recognized an unmistakable ring of truth in her performances.Born in Englewood, NJ, Davis had a childhood that was notable in part for her friendship with her neighbor across the street, Mira Sorvino. Davis' first brush with acting came when the two girls -- then eight or nine -- wrote a play and performed it for their neighbors. The actress' next encounter with fame came some years later, in the rather dubious form of her bit part as one of Billy Baldwin's used-and-abused girlfriends in the 1990 film Flatliners. Following a bit role as a French ticket agent in the same year's Home Alone, Davis had yet another dubious brush with fame in Kiss of Death (1995), in a role memorable for the sole reason that it required Davis to be bench-pressed by co-star Nicolas Cage. The following year brought with it more auspicious work in The Daytrippers, an independent comedy in which Davis played the suspicious wife of philandering Stanley Tucci. Co-starring Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, and Anne Meara, the film was a hit on the independent circuit, but Davis would strike even more indie gold in 1998 with her starring role in Brad Anderson's Next Stop Wonderland. Critics adored her performance as Erin, a nurse recovering from a major -- and bitterly hilarious -- breakup with her activist boyfriend (played with joyful loathsomeness by Philip Seymour Hoffman).By this time, the actress had established a niche for herself in the realm of quirky, independently minded films, and she would continue to appear in similar films over the years, like Mumford, About Schmidt, American Splendor, Proof, Charlie Bartlett, The Lodger, and Synechdoche, New York. Davis would also make succesful runs on the small screen, with Six Degrees, In Treatment, and the HBO mini series Mildred Pierce.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

28% Rebel in the Rye Actor $0.4M 2017
91% Captain America: Civil War Maria Stark $408.1M 2016
31% Wild Card Cassandra 2015
13% Louder Than Words Brenda Fareri 2014
70% Disconnect Lydia Boyd $1.5M 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
60% Real Steel Aunt Debra $85.5M 2011
10% The Family Tree Bunnie Burnett $4.2K 2011
86% The Special Relationship Hillary Rodham Clinton $0.2M 2010
77% A Summer In Genoa Marianne 2009
21% The Lodger Ellen 2009
No Score Yet Happy Together Actor 2009
68% Synecdoche, New York Madeleine Gravis $3.1M 2008
65% The Nines Sarah/Susan/Sierra 2007
57% Charlie Bartlett Marilyn Bartlett $3.8M 2007
86% The Hoax Andrea Tate $7.1M 2007
No Score Yet OLHAR ESTRANGEIRO Actor 2006
73% Infamous Slim Keith $1.1M 2006
75% The Matador Carolyn `Bean' Wright $12.5M 2006
59% The Weather Man Noreen $12.5M 2005
93% Duma Kristin $0.9M 2005
63% Proof Claire $7.5M 2005
94% American Splendor Joyce Brabner $6M 2003
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists Dana Hurst $3.7M 2003
85% About Schmidt Jeannie Schmidt $65.1M 2002
42% Final Ann 2001
49% Hearts in Atlantis Liz Garfield $23.7M 2001
65% Joe Gould's Secret Therese Mitchell 2000
57% Mumford Sofie 1999
63% Arlington Road Brooke Wolfe 1999
62% The Impostors Emily 1999
75% Next Stop Wonderland Erin Castleton 1998
No Score Yet Guy Camera 1997
60% The Myth of Fingerprints Margaret 1997
75% The Daytrippers Eliza D'Amico 1997
7% Mr. Wrong Annie 1996
68% Kiss of Death Junior's Girlfriend 1995
65% Home Alone French Ticket Agent 1990
48% Flatliners Anne 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

69% For the People
2018
Jill Carlan
  • 2019
  • 2018
97% American Crime
2015-2017
Steph Sullivan
  • 2016
  • 2015
61% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
Megan Fisher Megan Fischer
  • 2016
  • 2015
47% Allegiance
2015
Katya O'Connor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2015
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Viola
  • 2013
58% The Newsroom
2012-2014
Nina Howard
  • 2013
  • 2012
80% Mildred Pierce
2011
Mrs. Forrester
  • 2011
87% In Treatment
2008-2010
Mia
  • 2009
  • 2008
42% Six Degrees
2006-2007
Laura
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Deadline
2000-2001
Brooke Benton
  • 2001
  • 2000

QUOTES FROM Hope Davis CHARACTERS

Noreen Spritz
You know what, Dave? You want to know why my BJs lacked enthusiasm? I hated you. I hated your hair. I hated your ugly legs, your forearms. I hated kissing your lips, Dave. Okay? And that's why I lacked enthusiasm when your cock was in my mouth.
Noreen Spritz
You know what, Dave? You want to know why my BJ's lacked enthusiasm? I hated you. I hated your hair. I hated your ugly legs, your forearms. I hated kissing your lips, Dave. Okay? And that's why I lacked enthusiasm when your cock was in my mouth.
Bunnie Burnett
What about our Marathon for Manic Depression
Jack
Or Sculling for Scoliosis?
Bunnie
Shut up, Jack!
Jack
Roller blading for Rectal Itch? Luging for Lumbago?
French Ticket Agent
I can get you on a standby.
Marilyn Bartlett
Well maybe there's more to high school than being well liked.
Charlie Bartlett
Like what specifically?
Marilyn Bartlett
... Nothing comes to mind.
Harry
Kids are afraid of the dark
Harry
Kids are afraid of the dark.
French Ticket Agent
You're afraid of the dark.
Bunnie
I think it shows a little too much nipple...