Hope Davis is an actress who has been in numerous films along with a smattering of television work. She notably appeared in 2002's About Schmidt and in American Splendor, a biographical picture from 2003 about the late cartoonist Harvey Pekar. (She played Pekar's wife Joyce Brabner, who is also a cartoonist.)
The New Jersey-born Ms. Davis has also been a presence in theater, and she appeared a Broadway production of God of Carnage with Marcia Gay Harden, James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels. Her performance as a mother of an unruly boy got her a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play.