Judy Davis was born as Judith Davis on 23 April 1955, in Perth, Western region of Australia. She was raised in a strict Catholic upbringing. Davis is of white ethnicity and an Australian by nationality. Her height is 5 feet and 5 inches. Her sun sign is Taurus. She has a pair of beautiful blue eyes and brown hair.
The actress was educated at Loreto Convent and Western Australian Institute of Technology. She graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1977.
Her first acting role was as Lynn in the movie High rolling in 1977.
1979 was one of her best years because she not only won BAFTA Award for best New Comer but also won the BAFTA Award for best actress in a Leading Role for the movie named My Brilliant Career.
She gained international recognization with her role as Golda Meir in the television docudrama A Woman Called Golda in 1981 and later in the British movie Who Dares Wins (1982) in which he played a terrorist. For her role as Sally in the movie Husbands and Wives (1992), she received her first nomination in the Oscars.
Apart of those, she has won three Primetime Emmy Award, eight AACTA Award, two Golden Globe Award, one Independent Spirit Award, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two National Society of Film Critics Award, two Satellite Award, and one London Film Critics' Circle Award.
She frequently collaborates with the actor, writer, and director Woody Allen. Woody is often heard saying, '(she is) one of the most exciting actresses in the world.'
Apart from movies and television appearances, Judy is also active in theatre. Her on-stage work has mostly been in Australia. Earlier in life, she has played opposite Mel Gibson in the play Romeo and Juliet. She has played for Sydney Theatre Company, Nimrod Theatre Company, and Paris Theatre Company.
She starred and co-directed Howard Barker's play Victory in 2004. Her other directorial play was The School For Scandal and Barrymore. All three plays were produced by Sydney Theatre Company.
Judy Davis has been married to husband/actor Colin Friels since 1984. She had a short affair with the actor boyfriend before tying the knot on 30 October in 1984. They have two children together: a son Jack (born in 1987) and a daughter Charlotte (born in 1997).
Judy's salary for her works is not known but her estimated net worth is about $5 million. Her actor-husband Colin Friels's estimated net worth is also same as her, i.e. $5 million. They live together in the Birchgrove, New South Wales in Australia.