An American actress and producer, Kristin Davis got the media limelight after playing the role of Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the HBO series Sex and the City. Her villainous in the soap opera, Melrose Place as Brooke Armstrong made her recover her name and fame worldwide.
She is recognized for her role in a movie like The Shaggy Dog, Deck the Halls, Couples Retreat, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and Holiday in the Wild. Davis played in The Best Man as Mabel Cantwell in 2012.
Early Life of Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis was born on February 23, 1965, in Boulder, Colorado, United States. She is 58 years old as of 2023. Her sun sign is Pisces and she celebrates her birthday on the 23rd of February every year. Her full name is Kristin Landen Davis. She is the daughter of Tom Atkinson (father) and Dorothy Davis (mother). Her mother used to work as a university data analyst.
When she was breastfeeding her parents got divorced and her other married to Keith Davis. Keith later adopted her and he is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her paternal grandparents are Cuthbert Harry Atkinson and Edith Adeline while her maternal grandparents are Orval Francis Reeves and Ruth Linnette Bowman.
Davis holds American citizenship and belongs to a mixed (English, German, Italian, Dutch, Swiss-German, Danish, Welsh, Irish, and Ashkenazi Jewish) ethnic background. Davis has a belief in Christianity.
Education of Kristin Davis
In 1983, she completed her high school education at A.C. Flora High School. Then, she joined Rutgers University. In 1987, she graduated holding a BFA degree in acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Kristin Davis Has Never Married
Kristin has never been married but she has been in several relationships. From 2012 to 2015, she was in a relationship with Aaron Sorkin, an American playwright. They announced their relationship after sharing a kiss on the lips at the premiere of the series, The Newsroom. She also dated a photographer, Russell James from 2009 to 2010.
In 2007, she dated a basketball player, Rick Fox but separated after a year. She dated an actor, Damian Lewis from 2003 to 2004. She had an affair with an actor Alec Baldwin and Jeff Goldblum, in 2001 and 2002 respectively. Kristin met Jeff while filming at the set of Excalibur.
In 2000, Kristin dated Liev Schreiber. From 1981 to 1982, she and Scott Carter were in a relationship. Kristin is also rumored with Steve Martin and Mike Pulliam.
Kristin Davis adopted Two Children
Davis is a mother of an adopted son and daughter. Their names are Gemma Rose Davis and Wilson Davis. Davis adopted her kids from the black community and She brought Gemma home in 2011. She adopted Wilson in 2018.
Kristin Davis’s Net Worth & Earnings
Davis has an estimated net worth of around $35 million as of 2023 as an actress. Her role in Sex and the City made her receive a salary of $350k per episode in the 5th season, $3 million, and $4 million in the first & second seasons respectively. She even received $1 million per episode in the 10th 10-episode series. Her role in the original run, made her receive $17 million.
Kristin is endorsed by brands like Maybelline and Belk. She paid $700k for a property in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1998 which she sold at $2.45 million in 2020. In 2018, Davis bought another property for $5.3 million. She has two cars like black Jaguar XF and BMW Hydrogen 7 sports.
Kristen Davis Has Became Sober
She became sober after attending treatment when she was only 22 years old. Being raised in a Southern family, Kristin developed a habit of consuming alcohol and now she is fully sober. Kristin revealed her alcohol addiction:
“Alcohol freed me. I was really shy and I didn’t know how to come out of my shell. I drank for the same reason I loved acting. I wanted to feel things and express myself and be free. And I’m not naturally that way.”
Kristin Davis Suffered from Hair Loss
When she became the brand ambassador of Volaire she shared that she suffered from a hair fall problem. She revealed it in an interview with WWD saying:
“My hair just was not what it used to be. It was very fine, like it had gone away, there just was hardly any hair there… My hair was always very difficult, which no one believes when I tell them – it’s always been not quite that easy, but because I had a lot of hair the professionals could help me make it look nice,”
Kristin Davis Received criticism For Her Lip Fillers
She got done her lips done with lip fillers and Botox. When she talked with The Telegraph regarding her lip fillers she got criticized and due to this, she revealed that she even cried:
“I’ve had to get them dissolved, and I’ve been ridiculed relentlessly, And I have shed tears about it. It’s very stressful.”
Kristin also added:
“It’s a challenge to remember that you don’t have to look like that, The internet wants you to — but they also don’t want you to. They’re very conflicted.”
Acting Career of Kristin Davis
- Previously, she worked as a waitress and had a yoga studio.
- Then, she grabbed the role to play in the drama, General Hospital in 1991.
- She appeared in a lead role as Brooke Armstrong Campbell in the drama, Melrose Place in 1995.
- Kristin played the role of Erin in the sitcom, Friends.
- In 1998, she played the role of Riggs in Larry David‘s movie, Sour Grapes.
- In 2006, she shared the big screen with Tim Allen in the movie, The Shaggy Dog.
- She appeared in the tv show, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids as a voice actor.
- Kristin appeared in Lifetime’s tv show, Project Runway as a guest judge.
- She played the role of Max’s mother in the comedy movie, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.
Movies & TV Shows
She landed the role in famous movies like Doom Asylum, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Alien Nation: Body and Soul, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Holiday in the Wild, Sex and the City 2, Cash Out, Deadly Illusions, Deck the Halls.
Davis’s popular tv shows are General Hospital, The Larry Sanders Show, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, The Ultimate Lie, Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends, A Heavenly Christmas, and so on.
Awards & Nomination
- She was nominated for her role as Charlotte at the Emmys and the Golden Globes in 2004.
- In 2023, she won the world’s most prestigious conservation award, The Perfect World Foundation Award.
FAQs of Kristin Davis
What is Kristin Davis’s Height?
Davis is 5 feet 6 inches tall and her body weight is 54kg. 34-24-35 inches is her body measurement and Kristin wears a bra size of 32(B). Kristin has an alluring pair of blue eyes and beautiful long brown hair. Davis’s shoe size is 7.5 (US) and her dress size is 4(US).
Did Kristin Davis adopt orphan Elephants?
Yes, she adopted an abandoned baby elephant. When she was in Kenya she adopted it and now the elephant is living at Kenya’s Sheldrick orphanage.
Is Kristin Davis a philanthropist?
Yes, she is a philanthropist. She even helped the UNHCR by raising funds and promoting them in Australia as well. Kristin has also talked about the women victims of sexual violence in Congo.