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Hope Davis
Hope Davis
(born March 23, 1964) is an American actress. She has starred in films such as About Schmidt
About Schmidt
(2002) and American Splendor (2003). For her role in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage in 2009, she received a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Actress in a Play. She has also received two Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nominations, for her 2009 television roles in the series In Treatment and in the film The Special
Relationship. In 2016, she appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War as Tony Stark/Iron Man's mother Maria Stark.


1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 Film 2.2 Stage 2.3 Television

3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 Stage 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Personal life[edit] Davis, second of three children, was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan, a librarian, and William Davis, an engineer.[2] Davis has described her mother as a "great storyteller" who would take Davis and her siblings to museums or to "something cultural" every Sunday after church.[3][4] Davis was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey[5] and graduated in 1982 from Tenafly High School.[6] She was a childhood friend of Mira Sorvino, with whom she wrote and acted in backyard plays. Davis graduated from Vassar College
Vassar College
with a degree in cognitive science. She is married to actor Jon Patrick Walker. They have two daughters, Georgia (born August 31, 2002) and Mae (born December 30, 2004). Career[edit] Film[edit] Davis made her debut as a dramatic actress in the 1990 film Flatliners, starring as William Baldwin's fiancée. She then appeared in the hit film Home Alone
Home Alone
in a small role as a Parisian airport receptionist. Later, she starred in independent films such as The Daytrippers (1995) and Next Stop Wonderland
Next Stop Wonderland
(1998). These led her to roles in Hollywood films such as the thriller Arlington Road
Arlington Road
(1999), and About Schmidt
About Schmidt
(2002). In 2003, she starred opposite Paul Giamatti in the movie adaptation of the Harvey Pekar
Harvey Pekar
comic American Splendor
American Splendor
as the comic book version of Pekar's real-life wife, Joyce Brabner. For this role, Davis won the New York Film Critics Circle award and was nominated for a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In 2009, she was cast as Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
in the BBC / HBO
film The Special
Relationship, released in 2010.[7] She has received a nomination for Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie[8] for her performance as Clinton. Stage[edit] Her major stage debut came after she starred in the Wisdom Bridge/Remains Theater co-production of David Mamet's play Speed-the-Plow for Joel Schumacher
Joel Schumacher
(her "Flatliners" director) with William Petersen
William Petersen
in Chicago in 1992. Later, she had lead roles in the New York premiere of Rebecca Gilman's Spinning into Butter in 2000, and in the 2005 audio play Hope Leaves the Theater, written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. This was a segment of the sound-only production Theater of the New Ear, which debuted at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. The title actually refers to Davis's character "leaving the theater." She returned to the stage in 2009, appearing in Broadway's God of Carnage with Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
and Jeff Daniels,[9] a role that gained her a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Television[edit] Davis co-starred as the bitter and self-deprecating Mia with Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
in the second season (2009) of HBO's In Treatment, a dramatic series that tracks the backstory and progress of five patients during their series of psychological therapeutic sessions. Mia is a successful, unmarried malpractice attorney who returns to therapy with Dr. Paul Weston after a 20-year absence because of a lack of stability in her personal life. Davis also starred in an NBC
short-lived drama series called Deadline with Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
in 2001. She played the ex-wife to Platt's character at a newspaper giant. Davis also starred in the short-lived NBC
television drama, Allegiance, where she plays Katya O'Connor, an ex- KGB
agent. Her son works for the FBI/CIA, and Katya's family is brought back into action by the SVR in hopes that Alex, her son, can be swayed to join the SVR. She later appeared in a reoccurring capacity on Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines
and American Crime. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1990 Flatliners Anne Coldren

1990 Home Alone French Ticket Agent

1995 Run for Cover Prescott's Secretary

1995 Kiss of Death Junior's Girlfriend

1996 Daytrippers, TheThe Daytrippers Eliza Malone D'Amico

1996 Mr. Wrong Annie

1997 Myth of Fingerprints, TheThe Myth of Fingerprints Margaret

1997 Guy Camera

1998 Next Stop Wonderland Erin Castleton

1998 Impostors, TheThe Impostors Emily Essendine

1999 Arlington Road Brooke Wolfe

1999 Mumford Sofie Crisp

2000 Joe Gould's Secret Therese Mitchell

2001 Final Dr. Ann Johnson

2001 Hearts in Atlantis Liz Garfield

2002 About Schmidt Jeannie Schmidt

2002 Secret Lives of Dentists, TheThe Secret Lives of Dentists Dana Hurst

2003 American Splendor Joyce Brabner

2005 Matador, TheThe Matador Carolyn 'Bean' Wright

2005 Duma Kristin

2005 Proof Claire

2005 Weather Man, TheThe Weather Man Noreen

2006 Infamous Slim Keith

2006 Hoax, TheThe Hoax Andrea Tate

2007 Nines, TheThe Nines Sarah / Susan / Sierra

2007 Charlie Bartlett Marilyn Bartlett

2008 Synecdoche, New York Madeleine Gravis

2008 Genova Marianne

2009 Lodger, TheThe Lodger Ellen Bunting

2011 Family Tree, TheThe Family Tree Bunnie Burnett

2011 Real Steel Aunt Debra

2012 Disconnect Lydia Boyd

2013 Louder Than Words Brenda Fareri

2015 Wild Card Cassandra

2016 Captain America: Civil War Maria Stark

2017 Rebel in the Rye Miriam Salinger


Year Title Role Notes

2000–2001 Deadline Brooke Benton 13 episodes

2006–2007 Six Degrees Laura Morgan 13 episodes

2009 In Treatment Mia 7 episodes

2010 Special
Relationship, TheThe Special
Relationship Hillary Clinton Television film

2011 Spring/Fall Eden Pilot

2011 Miraculous Year, TheThe Miraculous Year Mandy Vance Pilot

2011 Mildred Pierce Mrs. Forrester 3 episodes

2012–2013 The Newsroom Nina Howard 5 episodes

2013 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Viola Mesner Episode: "Born Psychopath"

2013 The Ordained Packy Pilot

2015 Allegiance Katya O'Connor 13 episodes

2015–2016 Wayward Pines Megan Fisher 14 episodes

2016 American Crime Steph Sullivan 7 episodes

2018 For the People Jill Marcus


Year Title Role Notes

1992 Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Juliett / Student / Soldier of Cyprus East 13th Street Theatre

1992 Two Shakespearean Actors Miss Anne Holland Cort Theatre

1993 Measure for Measure Mariana Delacorte Theater

1993 Pterodactyls Emma Duncan Vineyard Theatre

1995–1996 The Food Chain Amanda Westside Theatre

1997–1998 Ivanov Sasha Vivian Beaumont Theatre

2000 Spinning Into Butter Sarah Lincoln Center

2005 Hope Leaves the Theater Various roles St. Ann's Warehouse

2009 God of Carnage Annette Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

2016–2017 The Red Barn Ingrid Dodd Royal National Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actreess in a Play



2002 New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress

About Schmidt


2003 Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Performance

American Splendor


New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress

The Secret Lives of Dentists American Splendor


2004 National Society of Film Critics Award Best Actress Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Actress

American Splendor


Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated

Satellite Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated

Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Female The Secret Lives of Dentists Nominated

2008 Gotham Independent Film Awards Best Ensemble Cast

Synecdoche, New York


2009 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Won

Tony Award Best Actress in a Play

God of Carnage


Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

In Treatment


2010 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

The Special


Satellite Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

2011 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated


^ "“THE FAMILY TREE” screening and reception with writer, producer MARK LISSON", Vassar College, October 2011 ^ Abele, Robert (Aug 10, 2003). "Less is really more; Actress Hope Davis prefers to make her mark in low-budget enterprises like 'The Secret Lives of Dentists' and 'American Splendor.'". Los Angeles Times.  ^ interview by Tavis Smiley (September 26, 2005). "Hope Davis". PBS.  ^ WEBER, BRUCE (August 20, 1995). "THEATER; The Fine Edge Between a Role And Real Life". New York Times.  ^ Kennedy, Dana. "THE NEW SEASON/FILM: UP AND COMING: Hope Davis; Lucky for Her, She Flunked the 'Nuprin' Audition", The New York Times, September 13, 1998. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Ms. Davis, who grew up in Tenafly, N.J., where she was the second of three daughters, has no explanation for her long, lean period other than to say, 'I just wasn't ready for success.'" ^ Rohan, Virginia. " North Jersey-bred and talented too"[permanent dead link], The Record (Bergen County), June 18, 2007. Accessed July 5, 2007. "Hope Davis: Class of 1982, Tenafly High School." ^ Andreeva, Nellie (8 July 2009). " Hope Davis
Hope Davis
to play Hillary Clinton". The Hollywood Reporter (Nielsen Business Media). ^ " Hope Davis
Hope Davis
Emmy Nominated". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-08-17.  ^ Gandolfini Stars on Broadway in God of Carnage
God of Carnage
The Associated Press, January 12, 2009

External links[edit]

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Hope Davis
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Hope Davis
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