Katy Davis was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her earliest memory of wanting to go into the entertainment industry was three and asked her father to “give” her an audition because she thought it was something that he could physically give her that would make her an actor. Davis started competing in Irish Dancing when she was nine and won her first All-Ireland title that same year. As a child, she trained at the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School. This led to her first role in the feature film My Friend Joe. Davis made her stage debut in the musical Annie, which ran for four months at the Olympic Theatre in Dublin. She is a two-time All-Ireland Irish Dancing Champion and toured for a year with an Irish Dance show called Magic of the Dance before she began studying in the Professional Actor Training Program at Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting, whose graduates include Colin Farrell, Stuart Townsend and Aidan Turner.
After graduation, it did not take Davis long to find success. Straight out of drama school, she was cast opposite of Andrew Scott and Kelly Reilly in a feature film called Dead Bodies which was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for Best Film in 2003.
She also landed a role in the play Amy the Vampire & Her Sister Martina, alongside Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga. Other theatre credits include The Playboy of the Western World at Ireland’s National Theatre, The Abbey. Davis also used her talent to bring various characters, from a gun running nun to a ditzy model, to life on the TV series Stew. The show won Best Entertainment Programme at the IFTA Awards in 2005. She also showcased her comedic chops in the College Humor Sci-Fi series Troopers as Valkryian Prime, a sleek, uniformed trooper who is a force of raw evil known as "The Mistress of Management" and "The Iron Consultant."
Davis can currently be seen on the big screen in Motherless Brooklyn alongside Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin, and Bruce Willis. She plays a “fresh off the boat” young Irish girl in 1950’s in New York City who works the front desk at an office where Edward Norton’s character encounters her on his journey to solve the mystery.
Aside from her work in front of the camera, Davis is an established voiceover artist who has worked with all of the major advertising agencies in Ireland both on TV and radio, as well as numerous radio dramas for RTE Radio 1 (The National Broadcaster). Her favorites include “TwentySeven”, which won the Gold Medal at the New York Radio Festival Awards and “The Shepherd”, where she starred alongside Stephen Rea. It was honored as Best Radio Drama at The P.P.I. Radio Awards.
Outside of acting, Davis is an avid hiker who enjoys discovering new podcasts as she navigates her daily tasks. She is also a passionate supporter of several charities including UNICEF and Planned Parenthood. Davis currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, young son Sullivan, and the family dog, Lady.
Armada Partners (Manager)
BrickHouse Talent (Commercial)
Coast to Coast (Voice Over)
Katz Public Relations (Publicist)