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Hope Davis



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% Captain America: Civil War
  • Maria Stark
2016
No Score Yet Rebel in the Rye
  • Actor
2016
32% Wild Card
  • Cassandra
2015
13% Louder Than Words
  • Brenda Fareri
2014
68% Disconnect
  • Lydia Boyd
2013
62% Love, Marilyn
  • Actor
2012
59% Real Steel
  • Aunt Debra
2011
10% The Family Tree
  • Bunnie Burnett
2011
50% Mildred Pierce
  • Actor
2011
86% The Special Relationship
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
2010
79% A Summer In Genoa
  • Marianne
2009
21% The Lodger
  • Ellen
2009
No Score Yet Happy Together
  • Actor
2009
69% Synecdoche, New York
  • Madeleine Gravis
2008
65% The Nines
  • Sarah/Susan/Sierra
2007
56% Charlie Bartlett
  • Marilyn Bartlett
2007
85% The Hoax
  • Andrea Tate
2007
No Score Yet OLHAR ESTRANGEIRO
  • Actor
2006
73% Infamous
  • Slim Keith
2006
74% The Matador
  • Carolyn `Bean' Wright
2006
58% The Weather Man
  • Noreen
2005
93% Duma
  • Kristin
2005
62% Proof
  • Claire
2005
94% American Splendor
  • Joyce Brabner
2003
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists
  • Dana Hurst
2003
85% About Schmidt
  • Jeannie Schmidt
2002
42% Final
  • Ann
2001
49% Hearts in Atlantis
  • Liz Garfield
2001
67% Joe Gould's Secret
  • Therese Mitchell
2000
56% Mumford
  • Sofie
1999
62% Arlington Road
  • Brooke Wolfe
1999
62% The Impostors
  • Emily
1999
74% Next Stop Wonderland
  • Erin Castleton
1998
No Score Yet Guy
  • Camera
1997
60% The Myth of Fingerprints
  • Margaret
1997
74% The Daytrippers
  • Eliza D'Amico
1997
3% Mr. Wrong
  • Annie
1996
68% Kiss of Death
  • Junior's Girlfriend
1995
55% Home Alone
  • French Ticket Agent
1990
49% Flatliners
  • Anne
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
80% Mildred Pierce
2011
  • Mrs. Forrester
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Mia
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Nina Howard
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
58% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
  • Megan Fisher Megan Fischer
47% Allegiance
2015
  • Katya O'Connor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Viola
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
96% American Crime
2015
  • Steph Sullivan

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