Davis was most recently seen in Universal Studios’ hit comedy Couples Retreat. She appeared opposite Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Kristin Bell, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman and Fazion Love. The film opened to box office success in the Fall of 2009, and tells the story about four couples who quickly learn that their group-rate vacation comes at a price after discovering that participation in the resort’s unconventional couples therapy isn’t optional.
On May 28, 2010, Davis will return to the silver screen as the ever-hopeful Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the highly anticipated sequel: Sex and the City 2. Davis’s role as Charlotte for six seasons on HBO’s hit series Sex and the City established her as a house hold name and earned her nominations for an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In the first installment of Sex and the City: The Movie, Davis’s Charlotte finally found happiness on the Upper East Side with Harry, her unlikely prince of a husband, and their adopted daughter Lily. The film was number one at the box office opening weekend, grossed over $150 million over all, and was in the top ten most impressive box office runs in 2008, next to Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” Davis helped to build the Sex and the City franchise with fellow actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall. Together, the women won the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award twice. The series also won an Emmy and numerous Golden Globe Awards through its six years on television.
In 2006 Davis starred opposite Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito and Kristin Chenoweth in the Fox holiday comedy Deck the Halls, directed by John Whitesell. She also starred with Tim Allen, Danny Glover and Robert Downey Jr. in the feature film update of Disney’s The Shaggy Dog, directed by Brian Robbins. In 2005, she appeared with David Arquette in Robert Rodriguez’s children’s adventure feature, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D.
In addition to film and television, Davis has work successfully in the theatre. In May 2006, she made her London theatre debut, reprising her role as ‘Sunny Jacobs’ in The Exonerated. Davis initially joined the rotating cast of actors recounting true stories of wrongly accused and convicted death-row inmates in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production in 2003. In 2002, Davis appeared on stage in Brave New World, a collection of poignant original works that commemorated the September 11th attacks. In Land of the Dead, written and directed by Neil LaBute, Davis starred opposite Paul Rudd as a woman who must deal with losing two loved ones on the tragic day.
Prior to Sex and the City, Davis made an impact on the television scene when she joined the pop culture phenomenon, Melrose Place, and brought life to the devious Brooke Armstrong. Her additional television credits include the Turner Network Television (TNT) original film, The Winning Season, starring with Matthew Modine. As well as guest-starring roles on Will & Grace, Seinfeld, Friends, ER, and The Larry Sanders Show.
An active philanthropist, Davis has had the honor of dedicating her time and effort to Oxfam serving as a Global Ambassador. Davis has spoken at the United Nations in an effort to eradicate poverty and fight for social justice. She makes frequent trips to Africa, where she visits with local communities to help ensure that they are given the dignity of effective HIV treatment and care, and contributes to wildlife conservation through her work with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – an organization in Kenya that has an extraordinary program focusing on raising orphaned elephants and rhinos and then slowly reintroducing them back into the wild.
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Davis moved to Columbia, South Carolina when her father, a Professor of psychology, transferred to the university there. She later attended Rutgers University to complete her BFA in their classical theatre training program. She recently gave the Commencement address at her alma matter and was honored to be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Society.
Davis has had many mentors and teachers whom helped her to achieve success. William Esper, the late Roy London, and Larry Moss have been inspiring acting teachers. Kristin also credits her time studying yoga for helping her to stay grounded.
Davis divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.