Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis

Birth name: Lucy Clare Davis
Born: January 2, 1973
Age: 45
Birthplace: Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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Biography

Lucy Clare Davis (born 2 January 1973) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office, Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead and Hayley in The Archers.

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Career

Davis appeared briefly in an episode of The Detectives, a show created by and starring her father (Jasper Carrott). She played Maria Lucas in the BBC's 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice and also had a role in the 1996 Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave. After her breakthrough role in The Office, she appeared in the film Sex Lives of the Potato Men and Shaun of the Dead (both 2004), whilst continuing to play Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. She gave up the latter role when her other acting responsibilities made it impossible to continue; the part was recast in September 2005.

She appeared in the third-season episode "Elephants and Hens" of UK TV programme Black Books alongside Tamsin Greig and Olivia Colman.

In 2006, Davis appeared as the 'Fashion TV' host on ABC's hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the U.S. series Reaper. In 2010 Davis starred in ITV's six-episode comedy drama, Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then husband Owain Yeoman.

Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People. In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode "Be Careful What You Fish For". Davis appeared in series two, episode 8 of the BBC series Death in Paradise (2013). She became a Patron for the performing arts group Theatretrain in 2012.

Personal life

Davis is the daughter of comedian Jasper Carrott. She underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure during a medical examination that she underwent prior to taking up her role in Pride & Prejudice. Her mother, Hazel, donated the kidney. Around Christmas 2005 she was hospitalised once again because of kidney failure, but has since recovered. Davis is also a diabetic.

On 9 December 2006, Davis married Welsh actor Owain Yeoman at St Paul's Cathedral, London. The wedding was attended by fellow The Office stars and writers. Davis was entitled to marry there as her father was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours in 2002 and St Paul's contains the chapel of the order. The couple separated in January 2011 and divorced in October 2011.

She participated in PETA's campaign against the Queen's Guard's continued use of traditional bearskin caps.

Filmography

Radio

  • The Archers (1995-2005) (radio soap opera) as Hayley Jordan

Television

  • Pride and Prejudice (1995) (mini-series) as Maria Lucas
  • One Foot In The Grave (1996) (Starbound) as Mrs. Blanchard
  • Belfry Witches (2000) as Old Noshie
  • The Office (2001-03) as Dawn Tinsley (cast member)
  • Murder in Mind (2002)
  • Black Books (2004)
  • Johnny Test (2005)
  • Rag Tale (de) (2005)
  • Ugly Betty (2006)
  • Californication (2007)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) as Lucy Kenwright (staff writer on 'show within a show')
  • Phineas and Ferb (2008) (season 1, episode 14 - "Ready for the Bettys," playing Crash) (Voice)
  • Reaper (2008)
  • The Mentalist (2010) (series 2 episode 21 playing 'Daphne')
  • Married Single Other (2010)
  • Family Guy (2012) (season 10, episode 14 - "Be Careful What You Fish For", playing Joanne Finn) (Voice)
  • Death in Paradise (2013) series 2, episode 8, playing Vicky Woodward
  • Maron (2015)
  • NCIS (2015) (season 13, Episode 5 "Lockdown") Playing Janice Brown.
  • Better Things (2016) (season 1, episode 4)

Film

  • Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004) as Dianne
  • Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004)
  • Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
  • The TV Set (2006)
  • All About Steve (2009)
  • Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)
  • Wonder Woman (2017) as Etta Candy

[ Source: Wikipedia ]