Essie Davis is an Australian actress best known for her portrayal of the role of ‘Lady Crane’ in the popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones“. She was in the series with Ed Skiren, though the 2 actors never met while shooting for the series. She is also one of the few Australian actors who is shining brightly in Hollywood having starred in a series of successful Australian TV shows. Davis’s performance in the series “Miss Fischer’s Murder Mysteries” and the movie, “The Babadook” have earned her applauds from even the critics.
It took time for Essie to find the fame that she deserved in Hollywood and she found it sooner rather than later. Within no time she found herself acting in movies like “The Matrix Series”, and the HBO blockbuster, “Game of Thrones”. She also got her hands on a Tony Award, a Critics Award for Best Actress at the Toronto film festival. Let us now get to know more about this talented actress.
Caption: Essie Davids as Miss Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
Essie Davis: Early Life, Education, Career
Essie Davis was born on January 7, 1970, in Tasmania to a local artist, George Davis. Her father was the one who gave her early training in arts and crafts. George was the inspirational figure for Essie as she was growing up and she still maintains that he was the biggest pillar of support while she was growing up. Ellie grew up in a large family and she was the youngest child in a family with 7 kids. Raising seven kids was definitely not an easy feat for her father who was only a painter. Her older brothers had to find time to study and work to help the family.
Davis later got enrolled in the Clarence High School, then went to the University of Tasmania for her higher studies. There, she started her tryst with performing arts with the ‘Old Nick Company’. Later, Essie wanted to focus on her career and hence joined the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, graduating in 1992.
Caption: Essie stars in the ‘Philip K. Dicks Electric Dreams’.
She has been involving herself with theatre acting from her high schooling years. Davis also joined ‘Bell Shakespeare’, a theatre company, which did Shakespearean plays. Essie during that time was headhunting for opportunities for films and TV and with the talent, she had to offer, it did not take long for her to catch the eyes of agents and casting directors. She got her break when she was signed for the film “Dad and Dave: On Our Selection”. After this, she came into the limelight and the industry started seeing how talented she was.
Essie’s first Hollywood movie came in 2003, in the highly regarded Sci-fi action franchise, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ where she played the role of Maggie. Her work for Matrix opened the path for several new movies in the Hollywood industry and she now regarded as a prominent member of the acting community.
Essie Davis: Personal Life
Essie Davis is currently together with Justin Kurzel. The two met each other back in 1996 during a street play and then they started dating. The couple was in a long-distance relationship for a long time because of their busy schedule but in 2002 they said their vows. They also have 2 children, twin daughters, Ruby and Stella. Currently, Essie is enjoying life with her husband and two kids. She is a busy woman but loves to spend time with her family whenever she is free.
Essie Davis: Net Worth
As of the year 2017, Essie has a net worth of $2 million. Throughout her career, she has been a pretty successful actress in her homeland Australia or in Hollywood itself. She has established herself as a versatile actress who can portray any kind of role. When you observe her work, it usually involves amazing attitude and power.
Caption: Essie Davis on a set, working for a movie.
At an age of 48, she is still a big name in the industry and is doing amazingly well. Although she is not present on Instagram or Twitter and seems to enjoy a relatively quiet lifestyle with work and family.