Esther Davis is an Australian actress and singer who was born on January 19, 1970. She is known by her stage name Essie Davis. She is most known for her roles as Amelia Vanek in The Babadook and as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and its film adaptation, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears.

Her other notable roles include that of Sister Iphigenia in Lambs of God, Ellen Kelly in Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang, and a recurring role in season six of the television series Game of Thrones.

Quick Info

REAL NAME Esther Davis
BORNJanuary 19, 1970
AGE53 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEHobart, Tasmania, Australia
NET WORTH$7 Million
SPOUSEJustin Kurzel
HEIGHT5 feet 6 inches (168cm)

How was the early life of Essie Davis?

Esther Davis was born on January 19, 1970, and grew up in Hobart, Tasmania with her family. Her father is George Davis who is a local artist. Still, her mother’s name is unknown. She grew up with her six siblings in Australia.

She attended Clarence High School, Rosny College, and the University of Tasmania is educational institution where she studied. She was also a member of the Sydney-based Old Nick Company and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Essie Davis career

After graduating from NIDA, she played Juliet in the Bell Shakespeare Company’s 1993 Romeo and Juliet production, which defined her acting career’s start. She then performed for the company in Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew in 1994, as well as Hamlet and Richard III in 1993.

In the 1995 Australian film Dad and Dave: On Our Selection, which also starred Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland, Davis made her film debut. She starred alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 film Australia. Davis performed as Maggie in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof that same year.

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Playing the part of Anna, Davis filmed the comedy-drama Babyteeth at the beginning of 2019. On September 4, 2019, the movie made its world premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where it was chosen to compete for the Golden Lion.

Playing the title role, Davis wrapped up filming The Justice of Bunny King in 2020. The film The Justice of Bunny King, co-starring Thomasin McKenzie created and shot in New Zealand.

Davis personal life

Davis got married to Justin Kurzel in 2002. The couple had twin daughters. After getting married in 2002, the couple has enjoyed their happy life together ever since. Their beautiful twin daughters, Stella and Ruby Kurzel, were born in 2006. They are currently 14 years old.

How much is Essie Davis worth?

The estimated net worth of Essie Davis is $7 million US dollars. Essie is a famous Australian actress and singer. Her roles in Lambs of God, Game of Thrones, The Babadook, and True History of the Kelly Gang helped her become widely recognized.

According to several estimates, her annual salary is $0.5 million in 2023. Her main sources of income are from her roles in movies and TV shows, in addition to songs, endorsements, and promotions.

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