Embeth Davidtz Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Moumita Dutta
Mar 01, 2024 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 22, 2022
Embeth Davidtz is a popular South African-American actress.
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About Embeth Davidtz

Embeth Davidtz is a famous South African-American actress known for the movie 'Schindler's List', and television series 'Mad Men', 'Californication', and 'Ray Donovan'.
The South African-American actress was born in Indiana, United States on August 11, 1965. Embeth was raised in South Africa after her parents decided to move back to their native place in 1974.
Embeth Davidtz made her debut in 1988 in the South African film 'Mutator'. Following her debut, Embeth gained global fame and made her Hollywood debut in 1992's 'Army Of Darkness'. In 1993 Embeth was cast in 'Schindler's List' and soon after that, she gained her much-deserved fame. Over the years, Embeth has appeared in numerous movies, television series, and plays.
Embeth is best known for her roles in 'Matilda' and 'Schindler's List'. Her latest appearance on TV was on 'The Morning Show' between 2019 to 2021 with five appearances.

Embeth Davidtz's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Embeth Davidtz’s net worth?

As of 2022, Embeth Davidtz has an approximate net worth of around $5 million. She has amassed her fortune through her appearances in various movies and TV shows over the years.

How much does Embeth Davidtz earn per year?

Based on different sources, Embeth Davidtz earns $100k annually. Her acting and promotional roles contribute to a large part of her income. Embeth also earns through her brand partnerships.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Embeth Davidtz?

Embeth Davidtz is 5 ft 8 in (176 cm) tall.

How old is Embeth Davidtz?

Embeth Davidtz is 56 years old as of 2022. She was born on August 11, 1965, in Lafayette, Indiana.

Childhood And Education

Embeth Davidtz's parents moved to South Africa when she was only nine years old. Embeth graduated from The Glen High School in 1983 and enrolled at Grahamstown's Rhodes University. While studying, she became a member of the South African troupe 'Cape Performing Arts Board' based in Cape Town.
At the age of 21, Embeth made her acting debut in the stage production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. She played the role of Juliet and the show was staged at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre located in Cape Town.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Embeth Davidtz’s partner?

Embeth Davidtz has been married to her husband Jason Sloane since June 22, 2002. The couple was blessed with their first child Charlotte Emily Sloane. The couple welcomed their second child, Asher Dylan Sloane into the world on October 7, 2005.
As for her family, Davitz was born to the couple John and Jean Davidtz on August 11, 1965, in Lafayette, Indiana. As a child, Davidtz had to adapt to her surroundings as her parents relocated back to their native South Africa when she was only nine years old. The young Embeth trained herself in Afrikaans before she could join a school in South Africa.
Embeth's father John Davidtz was pursuing a degree in chemical engineering at Purdue University when she was born.
Embeth has two siblings; one sister and one brother. Her sister works as a psychologist at Nova Southeastern University.

Career And Professional Highlights

Embeth Davidtz made her debut with a minor role in the South African movie 'Mutator'. After her role in 'Mutator', she was cast in a bigger role in the TV movie 'A Private Life'. Shortly after, she won the DALRO Award for her work in the play 'Houd-den-bek'.
Embeth's steady progress and portrayal of the role of Tessa van Dyk in the 1991 South African movie 'Nag van die Negentiende' caught the attention of renowned director Steven Spielberg who cast Embeth for the role of Helen Hirsch in the 1993 blockbuster 'Schindler's List'.
However, 'Schindler's List' did not mark her Hollywood debut as it came a year earlier in the 1992 comedy movie 'Army of Darkness'.
Before her casting in 'Schindler's List', she played an important role in the comedy movie 'Army of Darkness' in 1992. Embeth Davidtz was cast in the 1996 movie 'Matilda' in the role of Miss Honey, who was the teacher of the title character. In 1997, she appeared as Adriana in the television movie 'The Garden of Redemption'.
Some of her other roles in the early 2000s came in horror thrillers like 'Thir13en Ghosts', and in 2002, Embeth was cast for the role of Elizabeth in the film 'The Emperor's Club'.
Between 2002 and 2007, Embeth did not appear in as many screen roles as she would have liked. Embeth began featuring on the screen more often in 2008 and appeared in TV series such as 'In Treatment', 'Californication', and 'Mad Men'. She appeared on 'Mad Men' for eight episodes between 2009 to 2012. Embeth played the role of Mary Paker in the 2012 movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and reprised her role as Mary Parker in 2014's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.
Besides appearing in movies and TV shows, Embeth has also featured in documentary films such as 'Miracle Rising: South Africa', 'Schindler's List: 25 Years Later', and 'Nelson Mandela Redrawn'.

Best Known For…

Embeth Davidtz is best known for her screen roles in movies such as 'Schindler's List', 'Army of Darkness', 'Fracture', 'Junebug', 'Matilda', 'Fallen', 'Bicentennial Man', 'Mansfield Park', and in television series such as 'Ray Donovan', 'Mad Men', 'Californication', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'In Treatment', and 'Citizen Baines'.

Charity Work

The South African-American actress is known for her caring and kind nature and has been involved in various charitable causes and organizations.
The actress was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2013 and has promoted charities like the American Breast Cancer Society and National Breast Cancer Foundation that work towards raising breast cancer awareness.

What awards has Embeth Davidtz won?

Embeth Davidtz bagged a DALRO Award in the best-supporting actress role in the play 'Houd-den-bek' in 1990.
She won the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in the Best Supporting Actress category again in 1993 for her portrayal of Sheila in the 1992 movie 'Army Of Darkness' starring Bruce Campbell.

Embeth Davidtz’s Hobbies And Interests

When Embeth is not acting, she is busy watching movies and playing table tennis!

Other Interesting Embeth Davidtz Facts And Trivia

Embeth comes from a mixed heritage of French, English, and Dutch ancestry.
Embeth Davidtz was also a part of 'Thir13en Ghosts'.
Main image credit: Everett Collection /Shutterstock

Embeth Davidtz Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Embeth Davidtz

Date of Birth



South African-American

Place of Birth




172 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?





The Glen High School

Net Worth



Jason Sloane


John Davidtz, Jean Davidtz

Annual Earnings

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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