Essie Davis is an Australian actress best known for her portrayal of Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Amelia Vanek in The Babdook. Her other famous part is as Lady Crane in the season six of the hit series Game of Thrones.
Essie was born on 7th January 1970 in Tasmania, Australia. Her nationality is American and ethnicity, White. Davis finished her high school from Clarence High School, Rosny College, the University of Tasmania. She got her early training in arts and crafts from her father.
Later, she got genuinely interested in her career in arts and joined the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney and graduated from there in 1992.
She began her career in theatre from Bell Shakespeare, a theatre company, where she was cast as Juliet in the production of Romeo and Juliet in 1993. Later, she performed in Hamlet and Richard III in 1993 and Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew in 1994.
Likewise, Davis' film career began from her role in Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection, which also stars Geoffrey Rush, Leo Mckern, and Joan Sutherland in the lead.
Well, from her movies, she has also earned some prestigious awards. In 2003, she received the Laurence Olivier Award for the best-supporting actress for her role in Trevor Nunn’s production of Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite Glenn Close who played Stella Kowalski.
In 2004 she got nominated for Tony Awards for Tom Stoppard’s production Jumpers. Later in 2005, she appeared in the BBC production of Sweeny Todd as Mrs. Lovett with Ray Winstone.
The same year, Davis also played her first Hollywood film as Maggie in the matrix series, ‘The Matrix Revolution’
For her role in “Miss Fischer’s Murder Mysteries,” she received countless awards and nominations. The series which ran for 34 episodes and finally finished in 2015, got immensely popular among the people.
In June 2016, she was confirmed for a part in the show The White Princess, which will go on-air soon. Davis also starred in Assassin’s Creed (2016), Charlotte’s Web(2006), and The Matrix Revolutions(2003).
Talking about her love life, Esther Davis is married to an Australian film director and screenwriter Justin Dallas Kurzel. The duo first met during a street play and started dating. Before marrying, due to busy schedules, the couple were in distance relationship for most of the time.
Finally, in 2002 they tied the knot. The duo is parents of twin daughters, Ruby and Stella. They are living a very happy married life together. In the past, Davis had no other boyfriend, affairs or relationship.
Essie Davis stands 5 feet 7 inches i.e. 1.7m (height). She has a great physique appearance and weighs 53kgs (117 lbs).
Davis' net worth according to various sources is estimated to be around $2 million. However, her exact salary is not revealed. Essie has managed to live a good lifestyle.