Hope Davis


Date Of Birth



Hope Davis was named 2003 Best Actress of the Year by the New York Film Critics Circle for her work in two of the year's most critically acclaimed independent features, "American Splendor" and "The Secret Lives of Dentists." She won a Golden Globe Award nomination for her portrayal of Joyce Brabner, the fiercely intelligent, sardonic wife and collaborator to Paul Giamatti's Harvey Pekar in "American Splendor" (LA Film Critics' Best Picture of 2003). A fixture on 2003 Top 10 lists, "American Splendor" captured the Grand Jury Prize -- Dramatic Competition at Sundance; and the Grand Jury Prize in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival. Hope portrays Laura in the TV series “Six Degrees.”

Laura is a recently widowed mother who's raising a young daughter. She's picked up the pieces and is ready to start anew. With the support of friends and her new nanny, Mae, Laura decides to forge ahead with a new career and perspective on life.

Place of Birth

Englewood, NJ

Birth Name

Hope Davis



Fun Facts



American Splendor

Win: Best Actress, New York Film Critics
Win: Best Actress, Seattle Film Critics
Runner-up: Best Actress, BOP's Calvin Awards
Runner-Up: Best Actress, Chicago Film Critics
Runner-Up: Best Actress - Musical or Comedy, Golden Satellites
Runner-Up: Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globes
Runner-Up: Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics
The Secret Lives of Dentists

Win: Best Actress, New York Film Critics
Runner-Up: Best Supporting Actress, Spirit Awards
About Schmidt

Runner-Up: Best Supporting Actress, BOP's Calvin Awards


Charlie Bartlett (16-May-2007)
The Nines (21-Jan-2007)
The Hoax (15-Oct-2006)
Infamous (31-Aug-2006)
The Weather Man (20-Oct-2005)
Proof (5-Sep-2005)
The Matador (2-Sep-2005)
Duma (22-Apr-2005)
American Splendor (20-Jan-2003)
The Secret Lives of Dentists (09-Sep-2002)
About Schmidt (22-May-2002)
Hearts in Atlantis (7-Sep-2001)
Final (08-Jun-2001)
Joe Gould's Secret (21-Jan-2000)
Mumford (11-Sep-1999)
Arlington Road (19-Mar-1999)
The Impostors (18-May-1998)
Next Stop Wonderland (17-Jan-1998)
Guy (17-Dec-1997)
The Myth of Fingerprints (6-Sep-1997)
Mr. Wrong (16-Feb-1996)
The Daytrippers (Jan-1996)
Kiss of Death (21-Apr-1995)
Home Alone (16-Nov-1990)
Flatliners (10-Aug-1990)


Hope the Dope

"Hope the Dope, ate a bar of soap, bubbles here, bubbles there, bubbles in her underwear"


5' 7"


“Sometimes being real means being unsympathetic, ... I don't worry too much about being liked. That's not my first priority. I'd rather play someone people might identify with. If I sign on to do something I believe in, I'm trying to play what the writer wrote. And I hope that the audience will understand where the character is coming from.”

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