Kristin Davis is best known for the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning series “Sex and the City,” in which she starred as the ever-hopeful Charlotte York for six seasons. The role earned her individual Best Supporting Actress nominations for both an Emmy® and a Golden Globe Award®. Davis and her co-stars also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Davis reprised her role of Charlotte in the 2008 big-screen hit “Sex and the City,” which was number one at the box office on its opening weekend and grossed over $415 million worldwide, and then again in “Sex and the City 2,” the sequel to the first movie. She starred in the box office hit “Couples Retreat” opposite Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn and other feature films including the holiday comedy “Deck the Halls,” “The Shaggy Dog,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” and Robert Rodriguez’s children’s adventure “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D.”
Prior to “Sex and the City,” Davis starred as the devious Brooke Armstrong in the pop culture phenomenon, “Melrose Place.” Her additional television credits include the 2014 series “Bad Teacher,” the TNT Original Movie “The Winning Season,” co-starring Matthew Modine, as well as guest-starring roles on other iconic shows including “Will & Grace,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “ER” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” In 2012 she executive produced and starred in the award winning Lifetime original movie, “Of Two Minds.” The film deals with mental illness and chronicles the relationship between a woman (Davis) and her younger sister (Tammy Blanchard), who has schizophrenia.
Her theatre credits include in the role of Beth Gallagher in the stage production of “Fatal Attraction” in London's West End and a run on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s Tony Award nominated, iconic play, “The Best Man.” Additional theater credits include Sunny Jacobs in “The Exonerated” in the West End, “Brave New World” and “Land of the Dead,” opposite Paul Rudd.
An active philanthropist, Davis has been working with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust since 2009 and serves as Patron to the Trust. In 2006 she took on the honor of Global Ambassador of Oxfam –traveling extensively with them to gain a better understanding of gender issues and poverty, as well as how environmental issues effect the people and their surroundings. In June of 2016, she traveled to Uganda where she aided UNHCR’s efforts with refugees from Southern Sudan. Continuing her efforts, Davis visited the humanitarian, Sister Angelique in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who has aided over 2,000 survivors of kidnapping and sexual violence. She has spoken at the United Nations in an effort to eradicate poverty and fight for social justice.
In 2014, Davis executive produced the documentary, “Garners of Eden,” about the work the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust does to help the elephants in the fight to save them from extinction.
The film won numerous honors at film festivals, including the “Elephant Hero” Award in March 2016 at the UN sponsored International Elephant Film Festival, and was a finalist for the prestigious Peabody Award. “Garners of Eden” is currently available on Netflix and iTunes.