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Essie Davis

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7, 1970
Hobart, Australia
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7, 1970 (age 51)
Hobart, Australia


Acclaimed and award-winning Australian actress of both the large and small screen, as well as theater, whose major film credits include The Babadook, Australia, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions and Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Before Fame

She graduated from Australia's premier drama school, The National Institute of Dramatic Art, in 1992. She previously studied at the University of Tasmania's Rosny College and was a member of the Old Nick Company.


She became a cast member on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones in season six of the show. Her performance as Stella Kowalski in the Royal National Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire earned her a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Family Life

She has twin daughters named Ruby and Stella with her husband Justin Kurzel. Her father, George Davis, was an artist.

Associated With

She starred alongside Ashleigh Cummings on the Australian drama series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.