This Is Embeth Davidtz From 'Mad Men' Today

Embeth Davidtz Mad Men
August 11, 2020 - 16:00 / Cynthia Springer

Embeth Davidtz's Mad Men character, "Rebecca Pryce" was on the famous period series from 2009-2012! She also is notably known as "Miss Honey" from the classic film, Matilda. Is the actress still performing today? Find out what Embeth Davidtz of Mad Men is up to now! 

Embeth Davidtz of Mad Men stole the show as the worrying, but wealthy wife, "Rebecca Pryce". Yet, even before the award-winning series, she also starred in the emotional movie, Schindler's List. See what Embeth Davidtz of Mad Men is up to now...

Embeth Davidtz from Mad Men past and present

Embeth Davidtz of Mad Men was born on August 11, 1965, in Indiana, but moved to her family's native country of South Africa when she was nine years old. She first had her start in acting on the theatre stage, where she performed both in English and Afrikaans in productions like Romeo & Juliet and A Chain of Voices, earning her the nomination equivalent of a Tony Award. 

Embeth Davidtz at the 31st Annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala

Her first film roles were in South African movies, where she also gained praise and recognition! It was in 1992 when Steven Spielberg noticed her performance in the film Nag van die Negentiende, which led him offering her the role of "Helen Hirsch" in Schindler's List (1993). 

Embeth then went on to play the lovable "Miss Honey" in the 1996 film, Matilda, and as Colin Firth's love interest in Bridget Jones' Diary (2001). Other films of hers include:

  • Bicentennial Man (1999)
  • The Hole (2001)
  • The Emperor's Club (2002)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • Paranoia (2013)

Back in 2013, Embeth revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, which put a slight halt on her career. 

Most recently, Embeth Davidtz of Mad Men has appeared in Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, a drama series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. She also came back as "Dr. Nancy Shepherd" in a 2019 episode of Grey's Anatomy. Davidtz has been married to entertainment lawyer Jason Sloane since 2002 and they have two children together!