Happy Birthday Embeth Davidtz!
Happy bornday to South African-American actress Embeth Davidtz, who turns 52!
Embeth was born on August 11, 1965 in Lafayette, Indiana, Her parents, moved back to their native South Africa, when she was nine years old. It was at 21 that Embeth made her professional acting debut playing in a local version of Juliet in Romeo And Juliet. Her introduction to film was in Mutator, an American movie filmed in South Africa. Steven Spielberg saw her in Nag Van Die Negentiende, and offered her the role of Helen Hirsch in Schindler’s List.
Embeth has appeared in numerous TV series and films since then such as Murder In The First, Feast Of July, Fallen, Mansfield Park, The Gingerbread Man, June Bug, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Amazing Spider-Man and in TV series Citizen Baines, Treatment, Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and her latest show: Ray Donovan.
In 2013 the actress beat breast cancer and had a mastectomy. She is married with two children: Charlotte and Asher. Her parents live on a farm here.