Date of Birth : Feb 23rd 1965
American Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated actress best known for the role of Charlotte York on HBO’s Sex and the City.
Davis was born in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby and she was adopted by her stepfather after he married her mother in 1968. Early in her childhood Kristin and her parents moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where her adoptive father served as provost and taught psychology at the University of South Carolina. She lived in South Carolina until she graduated from A.C. Flora High School in 1983. She then moved to New Jersey, where she attended Rutgers University.
After graduation in 1987, Davis moved to New York and waited tables before opening a yoga studio with a friend. In 1995 she got her big break when she landed the role of Brooke Armstrong Campbell on Melrose Place. She left the show after one year when producers found that viewers hated her bitchy character. Davis also had roles in other television series including Friends and Seinfeld. In 1998, Davis was cast as Charlotte York in “Sex and the City”, of which she remained an integral cast member until the series ended in 2004. She has also hosted the VH1 show 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons.
In 2005, Davis starred in a television pilot entitled Soccer Moms in which she and Gina Torres star as two suburban mothers who moonlight as private detectives. Other films include The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, where she plays Max’s mom, opposite David Arquette and George Lopez, and the Walt Disney Pictures film The Shaggy Dog, where she plays Rebecca Douglas, opposite Tim Allen, and Deck The Halls, opposite Matthew Broderick. She also performed in ABC Family’s Christmas movie, Three Days, and starred in a commercial for Head and Shoulders in 2006.
She reprised her role as Charlotte for the film version of Sex And The City in 2008.