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Also Known As: Lolita David Died:
Born: July 15, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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Following a string of bit roles in a number of feature films, actress Lolita Davidovich delivered a breakout performance as a burlesque stripper in "Blaze" (1989), a commercial failure that nonetheless introduced her to future husband, director Ron Shelton. After replacing a stricken Elizabeth Perkins in the romantic comedy "The Object of Beauty" (1991), Davidovich made an appearance in "JFK" (1991) before earning critical acclaim for her starring role as an inmate in "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside" (HBO, 1991). She next supported Jonathan Lithgow in "Raising Cain" (1992) and Steve Martin in "Leap of Faith" (1993) before reuniting with Shelton for the biopic "Cobb" (1994). Turning to the small screen, Davidovich appeared in the award-winning "Indictment: The McMartin Trial" (HBO, 1995) and the hostage drama "Deadly Silence" (HBO, 1997) before joining the cast of the critically acclaimed drama "Gods and Monsters" (1998). She began to segue out of film following "Play it to the Bone" (1999) and "Hollywood Homicide" (2003), both directed by her husband, to focus on television roles on small screen fare like "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09), "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 2007-09) and "Cinema Verite"...

Following a string of bit roles in a number of feature films, actress Lolita Davidovich delivered a breakout performance as a burlesque stripper in "Blaze" (1989), a commercial failure that nonetheless introduced her to future husband, director Ron Shelton. After replacing a stricken Elizabeth Perkins in the romantic comedy "The Object of Beauty" (1991), Davidovich made an appearance in "JFK" (1991) before earning critical acclaim for her starring role as an inmate in "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside" (HBO, 1991). She next supported Jonathan Lithgow in "Raising Cain" (1992) and Steve Martin in "Leap of Faith" (1993) before reuniting with Shelton for the biopic "Cobb" (1994). Turning to the small screen, Davidovich appeared in the award-winning "Indictment: The McMartin Trial" (HBO, 1995) and the hostage drama "Deadly Silence" (HBO, 1997) before joining the cast of the critically acclaimed drama "Gods and Monsters" (1998). She began to segue out of film following "Play it to the Bone" (1999) and "Hollywood Homicide" (2003), both directed by her husband, to focus on television roles on small screen fare like "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09), "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 2007-09) and "Cinema Verite" (HBO, 2011). Though often relegated to smaller supporting roles later in her career, Davidovich very much remained in demand on both the big and small screens.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Squatters (2013)
3.
 Cinema Verite (2011)
4.
 September Dawn (2007)
5.
 Antique (2007)
6.
7.
 Dark Blue (2003) Sally Perry
8.
 Hollywood Homicide (2003) Cleo
9.
 Gahan Wilson's The Kid (2001) Voice
10.
 Snow in August (2001) Kate Devlin
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Moved from Canada to Chicago
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Accepted into the Steppenwolf and Victory Garden Theatres acting workshops
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Traveled throughout the Far East and Europe
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Moved to Los Angeles
1983:
First film appearance with a bit part in "Class"
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Began appearing in episodic TV and TV-movies during the mid-1980s
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Played small roles in various films including "Adventures in Babysitting" and "The Big Town" (both 1987)
1989:
First lead in a feature, "Blaze," as famous 1950s stripper Blaze Starr; began long professional and personal relationship with the film's writer-director Ron Shelton
1991:
Appeared as Andie McDowall's gal pal in "The Object of Beauty"
1992:
Starred in the HBO TV-movie, "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside"; nominated for a Cable ACE award
1992:
Starred opposite Steve Martin in the serio-comic faith-healer themed "Leap of Faith"
1992:
Cast opposite John Lithgow in Brian DePalma's horror thriller "Raising Cain"
1993:
Joined Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper for the cop thriller "Boiling Point"
1993:
De-ages from dumpy to beautiful as a philanderer's dead wife in the fantasy romance "Younger and Younger"; earns the Best Actress Award at the Tokyo Film Festival
1994:
Appeared in second Shelton feature, the baseball biopic "Cobb"
1994:
Played Richard Gere's mistress in the drama "Intersection"
1995:
Featured in the ensemble comedy-drama "Now and Then"
1997:
Had supporting roles in "Touch" and "Jungle2Jungle"
1998:
Acted in the acclaimed biopic "Gods and Monsters"
1999:
Appeared in the comedies "Mystery, Alaska" and Shelton's "Play It to the Bone"
2001:
Starred in the NBC miniseries "Steve Martini's The Judge", based on the bestselling novel
2001:
Starred opposite Stephen Rhea in Showtime's telepic "Snow In August"
2001:
Had recurring role on CBS's C.I.A. drama "The Agency"
2003:
Re-teamed with Shelton for "Dark Blue" playing the wife of a corrupt Los Angeles detective
2003:
Again joined Shelton for the crime thriller "Hollywood Homicide"
2004:
Appeared in several episodes on the first season of the Showtime lesbian-themed television series, "The L Word"
2007:
Co-starred in "September Dawn," an independent Western written, directed and produced by Christopher Cain
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Education

Herbert Berghof Studio: New York , New York -

Notes

Davidovich grew up bilingual, speaking her parents' native Serbian at home, and the required English at school.

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companion:
Ron Shelton. Director, screenwriter, producer. Met when Shelton cast her as the star of "Blaze" (1989).

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daughter:
Valentina Shelton. Born in November 1999.

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