Who is Lucy Davis?
British actress Lucy Clare Davis was born under the zodiac sign Aquarius on 17 February 1973, in Birmingham, England. She has 63 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Etta in the 2017 action adventure fantasy movie “Wonder Woman”, which starred Chris Pine and Gal Gadot, and was directed by Patty Jenkins. It follows Amazonian warrior in training Diana who’s left her home to fight in a war, and the movie won 37 of its 109 award nominations.
Education and early life
Lucy was raised alongside her sister Jenny Davis in Birmingham, by their father Robert Davis aka Jasper Carrott who’s a British comedian, actor and TV presenter, and mother Hazel Jackson who’s a housewife.
Lucy became interested in acting at an early age but still remained focused on her education; she was into several other activities while growing up, as she enjoyed rollerblading with her friends, taking dance lessons and singing.
Lucy studied at Solihull Sixth Form College and upon matriculating in 1991, chose to focus on her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Lucy’s first TV series appearance was portraying Young Girl in the 1993 episode “Strangers in Paradise” of the crime comedy “The Detectives”, and the following year saw her appear in an episode of both the comedy “Blue Heaven” and the family drama “Woof!”
What marked the ‘90s for her was perhaps playing Maria Lucas in five episodes of the 1995 romantic mini-series “Pride and Prejudice”, which starred Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, and follows Elizabeth Bennet who’s fallen for Mr. Darcy even though another wealthy gentleman might be interested in her hand; the mini-series won nine of its 22 award nominations. The remainder of the ‘90s saw Lucy appear in an episode of the family drama “Scene”, the comedy “One Foot in the Grave” and the drama “The Grand”.
From 2001 through 2003, Lucy portrayed Dawn Tinsley in all 14 episodes of the comedy “The Office”, which starred Ricky Gervais, who also created it; it follows a group of office workers and the series won 24 of its 42 award nominations.
— Lucy Davis (@RealLucyDavis) May 29, 2020
In 2006 and 2007, she portrayed Lucy Kenwright in the critically acclaimed comedy “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, which starred Amanda Peet and Matthew Perry, and was created by Aaron Sorkin. It follows a group of people as they’re shooting a comedy show, and the series won four of its 24 award nominations. The remainder of the decade saw Lucy appear in an episode of the comedy “Californication”, the adventure comedy “Reaper”, and the crime mystery “The Mentalist”.
In 2015 and 2016, she played Emily in six episodes of the popular comedy “Maron”, which starred Marc Maron, who also created it; it follows the life of a comedian.
Some of Lucy’s most recent roles in TV series have been playing Hilda Spellman in 36 episodes of the horror fantasy “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” from 2018 through 2020, Barb in the 2021 episode “Scarecrows” of the comedy “The Pack Podcast” and Eva Madden in 29 episodes of the 2023 action comedy “The Villains of Valley View”.
Roles in movies
Lucy’s debut film role was playing Dunya in the 1997 biographical romantic drama “The Gambler”, which starred Jodhi May and Michael Gambon, and was directed by Karoly Makk. It follows the life of Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and the film won three of its six award nominations.
A couple of Lucy’s following roles were in the 2002 romantic comedy “Come Together”, the 2002 romantic adventure “Nicholas Nickleby” and the 2004 comedy “Sex Lives of the Potato Men”. Also in 2004, Lucy played Dianne in the critically acclaimed horror comedy “Shaun of the Dead”, which starred Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, and was written and directed by Edgar Wright. It follows an electronics salesman and his roommates as they’re trying to survive a zombie apocalypse, and the movie won 14 of its 34 award nominations. Some of Lucy’s notable performances in the following years were in the 2006 animated adventure comedy “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties”, the 2008 romantic comedy “Shades of Ray” and the 2009 romantic comedy “All About Steve”.
Did you catch the little photo of elderly Etta who remained friends with Diana all along ♥️ It was so good to say hi and catch up with everyone for just one day. Plus this photo will now be my online dating profile picture. #thatwillsealthedeal #ww84 #ettacandy pic.twitter.com/NGrEal0gjK
— Lucy Davis (@RealLucyDavis) December 27, 2020
In 2017, Lucy starred as Etta in the short drama “Epilogue: Etta’s Mission”, which also starred Ewen Bremner and Eugene Brave Rock, and follows Wonder Woman and her team as they’ve met to discuss a top-secret mission.
Lucy’s since had only two film roles, appearing in the 2020 action adventure fantasy “Wonder Woman 1984” and the 2022 short action comedy “Teller Number Four”.
Lucy received special thanks for the critically acclaimed 2012 biographical documentary crime movie “The Act of Killing”.
She wrote and produced the 2016 short comedy “The Family Lamp”.
Some of Lucy’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast”, “Loose Women” and “That’s My Jam”.
Love life and husband
Even though Lucy prefers to keep her love life away from media, we still know that she was a married woman.
She and British actor Owain Sebastian Yeoman exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony on 3 December 2006; he has 26 acting credits and is perhaps known best for playing one of the lead characters Benny Gallagher in all 13 episodes of the 2020 mystery science fiction series “Emergence”, as well as for starring as Sean in the 2020 horror mystery film “Brahms: The Boy II”.
Lucy and Owain split in January 2011 and their divorce was finalized in October of the same year.
There are no other men whom she’s perhaps been with, that we know about; Lucy seems to be unattached as of September 2023, was once married to Owain Sebastian Yeoman and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Lucy was diagnosed with kidney failure in December 1997, and her mother donated her a kidney; she was diagnosed with kidney failure again in December 2005 but was able to recover in hospital. Lucy’s also suffering from type 1 diabetes.
She and her former husband Owain married at St Paul’s Cathedral, and this was only possible because Lucy’s father’s an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
She posed nude for the PETA’s 2007 campaign against the Guards Division’s use of bearskin caps.
Lucy’s followed by close to 700,000 people on Instagram and has posted nearly 2,000 pictures and videos onto the network.
She’s recently joined the SAG-AFTRA strike.
One of Lucy’s favorite actors is Sean Penn, and some of her favorite movies include “I Am Sam”, “Rain Man” and “Dead Man Walking”.
Appearance and net worth
Lucy’s age is 50. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, weighs around 115lbs (52kgs) and is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall.
Lucy’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of September 2023.