Embeth Davidtz (born 11 August 1965) is a South African-American actress best known for role as Miss Honey in the 1996 fantasy comedy film ‘Matilda.’
She is also famous for playing a double role in the 1999 science fiction film ‘Bicentennial Man.’
Her performance in ‘Bicentennial Man’ earned her a nomination at the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.’ She has also appeared in various South African plays such as ‘Stille Nag,’ ‘A Chain of Voices’ and ‘Houd-den-bek.’
|Full Name||Embeth Davidtz|
|Date of Birth||11 August 1965 (age 58 years old)|
|Nationality||South African, American|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Embeth Davidtz Age
The actress was born on the 11th of August, 1965 in Lafayette Indiana, USA. She is 58 years as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on August 11th every year.
Embeth Davidtz Family
Embeth was born to Jean and John Davidtz who were of mixed origin. Her father was a student of chemical engineering at Purdue University when she was born.
Her family moved to Trenton, New Jersey, and then back to South Africa when she was nine years old. After moving to South Africa, John Davidtz got a job with Potchefstroom University as a lecturer.
She has a younger sister who works at the ‘Nova Southeastern University’ as a psychologist. She also has a brother. Davidtz has Dutch, English, and French ancestry.
Davidtz learnt Afrikaans before attending a school in South Africa. She attended The Glen High School and graduated in 1983.
She went on to Rhodes University in Grahamstown where she obtained a degree in British literature.
Embeth Davidtz Husband
She married Jason Sloane, an entertainment attorney on June 22 2002. Their marriage is blessed with two beautiful children, Charlotte and Asher Sloane. Charlotte was born in 2002 while Asher was born in 2005.
She made her acting debut at the age of 21 when she was cast to play Juliet in the stage production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Her television debut was in 1989 when she played a minor role in a TV series titled ‘Screen Two.’ In 1991, she was cast to play the lead role of Tessa van Dyk in a South African film titled ‘Nag van die Negentiende.’
Her Hollywood career began in 1995 with movies such as Murder in the First, Merchant Ivory, The Gingerbread Man, and Bicentennial Man. In 2002, after appearing in an American drama The Emperor’s Club, Davidtz took a break from acting in 2002 and returned in 2005 to appear in a comedy-drama film Junebug
Embeth Davidtz Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through her successful career as a South African-American actress
Embeth Davidtz House
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her family in a 3775 sq ft property. The property was acquired in October, 2006 for a sum of $6.741 million. It includes 4 bedroom and 5 baths.
- The Morning Show (TV Series)
- Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
- Ray Donovan (TV Series)
- The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (TV Mini-Series)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Mad Men (TV Series)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Californication (TV Series)
- In Treatment (TV Series)
- Scrubs (TV Series)
- Shackleton (TV Mini-Series)
- The Emperor’s Club
- Citizen Baines (TV Series)
- Thir13en Ghosts
- The Hole
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Bicentennial Man
- Mansfield Park
- Simon Magus
- Last Rites (TV Movie)
- The Gingerbread Man
- The Garden of Redemption (TV Movie)
- Feast of July
- Murder in the First
- Schindler’s List
- Deadly Matrimony (TV Movie)
- Army of Darkness
- Till Death Us Do Part (TV Movie)
- Sweet Murder
- Screen Two (TV Series)