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Lucy Davis

Last updated 09 January 2020

Lucy Davis
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Lucy Clare Davis

Born: Tuesday 2nd January 1973 (age: 48)


Lucy Davis is an English actress. She is best known for playing the character Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office and as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead.

Davis's first role was in a 1993 episode of The Detectives. Davis played Maria Lucas in the BBC's 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice. She has also appeared in the film Sex Lives of the Potato Men (2004), had a role in Shaun of the Dead (2004), and played Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. She gave up the latter role when her other acting responsibilities made it impossible to continue; the part was recast in September 2005.

She appeared in the episode Elephants and Hens of UK TV programme Black Books

She was reportedly offered a role in In Her Shoes that eventually went to Toni Collette. In 2006, Davis appeared as the 'Fashion TV' host on ABC's hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the U.S. series Reaper. In 2010 Davis starred in ITV's six-episode comedy drama, Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then husband Owain Yeoman. Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People. In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode Be Careful What You Fish For.