Judy Davis

Judy Davis

Highest Rated: 93% Page Eight (2011)

Lowest Rated: 29% Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1955

Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Judy Davis found her passion for acting as she grew up in Australia and attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Graduating the Sydney school in 1977, she started to work in Australian cinema, earning plaudits for her role in "My Brilliant Career" (1979), which netted her a BAFTA Award. Heralded as a promising young actress in her home country, Davis began her international march to stardom with her Emmy-nominated turn in "A Woman Named Golda" (1982). Shortly after, she garnered even more international prestige as her performance in David Lean's "A Passage to India" (1984) was nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. For the rest of 1980s, she mostly worked in Australia before working with auteurs in the early '90s. She drew critical acclaim for her work in the Coen Brothers' "Barton Fink" (1991), David Cronenberg's "Naked Lunch" (1991), and Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives" (1992), including another Oscar nomination for her work in the latter. Outside of film, Davis was also prolific on television, drawing Golden Globe and Emmy attention for her work in a variety of made-for-TV movies and mini-series, including "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (1995), "Dash and Lilly" (1999), and perhaps most famously, "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows" (2001), in which she played the legendary actress. By the early 2000s, Davis' pace slowed down, but she still appeared in TV mini-series such as "The Reagans" (Showtime 2003) and even popped up in films such as "The Break-Up" (2006) and "Marie Antoinette" (2006). She netted Emmy notoriety for "The Starter Wife" (USA 2007) and "Feud: Bette and Joan" (FX 2017).


Highest Rated Movies



57% 66% The Dressmaker Molly Dunnage (Character) $2M 2015
No Score Yet 47% Salting the Battlefield Jill Tankard (Character) - 2014
76% 70% The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet G.H. Jibsen (Character) $176.1K 2013
80% 63% Dark Blood Buffy Fletcher (Character) - 2012
46% 40% To Rome With Love Phyllis (Character) $16.7M 2012
93% 64% Page Eight Jill Tankard (Character) - 2011
60% 46% The Eye of the Storm Dorothy de Lascabanes (Character) $67K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask and Memory: Sidney Nolan Narrator - 2009
No Score Yet 36% A Little Thing Called Murder Sante Kimes (Character) - 2006
34% 46% The Break-Up Marilyn Dean (Character) $118.7M 2006
57% 56% Marie Antoinette Comtesse de Noailles (Character) $16M 2006
No Score Yet 21% Coast to Coast Maxine Pierce (Character) - 2004
61% 80% Swimming Upstream Dora Fingleton (Character) $47.2K 2002
29% 45% Gaudi Afternoon Cassandra (Character) - 2001
71% 58% The Man Who Sued God Anna Redmond (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 47% A Cooler Climate Paula (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dash and Lilly Lillian Hellman (Character) - 1999
40% 42% Celebrity Robin Simon (Character) $5M 1998
No Score Yet 70% The Echo of Thunder Gladwyn Ritchie (Character) - 1998
73% 82% Deconstructing Harry Lucy (Character) $10.7M 1997
57% 52% Absolute Power Gloria Russell (Character) $50M 1997
61% 35% Blood and Wine Suzanne (Character) $1.1M 1996
80% 71% Children of the Revolution Joan (Character) $830.6K 1996
No Score Yet 71% Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Diane (Character) - 1995
64% 39% The New Age Katherine Witner (Character) $203.6K 1994
72% 73% The Ref Caroline Chasseur (Character) $11.3M 1994
93% 87% Husbands and Wives Sally (Character) $9.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet On My Own The Mother (Character) - 1992
76% 72% Impromptu George Sand/Aurora (Character) $128.6K 1991
69% 77% Naked Lunch Joan Frost/Joan Lee (Character) $2.2M 1991
No Score Yet 86% One Against the Wind Countess Mary Lindell (Character) - 1991
90% 89% Barton Fink Audrey Taylor (Character) $5.7M 1991
64% 53% Where Angels Fear to Tread Harriet Herriton (Character) $1.4M 1991
75% 56% Alice Vicki (Character) $6.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Georgia Nina Bailey (Character) - 1988
90% 82% High Tide Lillie (Character) $15.1K 1987
No Score Yet 50% Kangaroo Harriet Somers (Character) - 1986
76% 78% A Passage to India Adela (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% The Final Option Frankie Leith (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 38% Heatwave Kate Dean (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 9% The Winter of Our Dreams Lou (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoodwink Sarah (Character) - 1981
85% 69% My Brilliant Career Sybylla Melvyn (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Rolling Lynn (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 17% High Rolling in a Hot Corvette Lynn (Character) - 1977


60% 73% Ratched Nurse Betsy Bucket (Character) 2020
100% 80% Mystery Road Emma James (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Feud: Bette and Joan Hedda Hopper (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds Joan Cameron (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Starter Wife Joan McAllister (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Unknown (Character) 2007


George Sand says: I used to think I'd die of suffocation when I was married. Now it's freedom that's killing me.

Marilyn Dean says: Travis, get your gorgeous out of here.

Marilyn Dean says: Discover a path... that doesn't lead back here.

Jerry says: Don’t try and psychoanalyze me. Many have tried, all have failed. My brain doesn’t fit the usual ego, superego model.

Jerry says: Don't try and psychoanalyze me. Many have tried, all have failed. My brain doesn?t fit the usual ego, superego model.

Phyllis says: No, you have the only brain with three ids.

Gus says: Let's get one thing straight. From now on, the only person who yells is me. Why? Because I have a gun. People who have guns can do whatever they want. Married people without guns, for instance, you...

Caroline says: Um-hum.

Lloyd says: Um-hum.

Gus says: Do not get to yell. Why? No guns! No guns! No yelling! Simple little equation!

Marie Antoinette says: This is ridiculous!

Comtesse de Noailles says: This is Versailles!

Jerry says: I hace an IQ of 140, 160

Jerry says: I have an IQ of 140, 160.

Phyllis says: your thinking in euros, in dollars is much less

Phyllis says: Your thinking in euros, in dollars is much less.

Jerry says: I have an IQ of 140

Jerry says: I have an IQ of 140.

Phyllis says: Yes, but that's in Euros

Phyllis says: Yes, but that's in Euros.

Joan Frost/Joan Lee says: It's a literary high, a Kafka high. You feel like a bug. You want to try?

William Lee says: I don't know, our metabolism's are very different...

Joan Frost/Joan Lee says: You mean yours and Kafkas?

George Sand says: I am not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love. That is all. But I love strongly, exclusively, and steadfastly.

Sally says: It was a huge blow to my ego. You know, I thought he loved me, that, uh, that we were experimenting, you know.