Embeth Davidtz in Bridget Jones's... | 2001
Clip Name: Bridget's Terrible Speech
About this actor
Embeth Jean Davidtz (born August 11, 1965) is an American-born South African actress. Davidtz was born in Lafayette, Indiana, while her father was studying chemical engineering at Purdue University. Her parents, John and Jean, later moved to Trenton, New Jersey, and then back to their native South Africa, when Davidtz was nine years old. Davidtz' mother is of French descent and her father is of English descent; she had to learn Afrikaans before attending school classes in South Africa, where her father took up a teaching post at Potchefstroom University. She graduated from The Glen High School in Pretoria in 1983, and earned a degree in Drama & English Literature from Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Davidtz made her professional acting debut at age 21 with CAPAB (Cape Performing Arts Board now known as Artscape) in Cape Town, playing "Juliet" in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet, at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre. Performing in English and Afrikaans, the bilingual actress...