Character: Billie Clark
Kristin Davis most recently reprised her role as the ever-hopeful Charlotte in “Sex and the City 2,” the sequel to the 2008 big-screen hit “Sex and the City,” which was number one at the box office on its opening weekend and grossed over $415 million worldwide. Both films were based on the successful HBO series, in which she also starred.
Davis’ role as Charlotte for six seasons on the Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning series “Sex and the City” earned her individual “Best Supporting Actress” nominations for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. Davis and her co-stars also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.”
Prior to “Sex and the City,” Davis starred as the devious Brooke Armstrong in the pop-culture phenomenon “Melrose Place.” Her additional television credits include the TNT Original Movie “The Winning Season,” also starring Matthew Modine, as well as guest-starring roles on other iconic shows such as “Will & Grace,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “ER” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Additional feature film credits for Davis include the holiday comedy “Deck the Halls,” “The Shaggy Dog” and Robert Rodriguez’s children’s film “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D.”
Davis has also worked successfully in the theater. In May 2006, she made her London stage debut as Sunny Jacobs in “The Exonerated.” Prior to that, Davis appeared in “Brave New World” and “Land of the Dead,” opposite Paul Rudd.
An active philanthropist, Davis serves as an Oxfam Global Ambassador and participated in the Montreal Millennium Summit as a speaker on their behalf. She has also spoken outside the United Nations in an effort to eradicate poverty and fight for social justice. Davis makes frequent trips to Africa, visiting local communities to gain a better understanding of gender, poverty and environmental issues. She also contributes to wildlife conservation through her work with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization in Kenya created to raise orphaned elephants and re-introduce them into the wild.
In 2011, she was honored with The Wyler Award, one of the Humane Society of the United States’ most prestigious honors, at the 25th Annual Genesis Awards. Bestowed on a celebrity or public figure who has made news on behalf of animals, the award was given to Davis in recognition of the attention she has brought to the plight of orphaned African elephants impacted by the increase in elephant poaching for their ivory tusks.
Davis recently gave the commencement address at her alma mater, Rutgers University, and was inducted into their Distinguished Alumni Society.