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|Jaye Davidson Net Worth||$1 million USD|
|Jaye Davidson Birthday (Year-Month-Day)||1968-3-21|
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|Jaye Davidson Height||1.60 m or 5 ft 3 inches|
|Jaye Davidson Weight||57 kg or 126 pounds|
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- Jaye Davidson's birth date is 1968-3-21
- How old is Jaye Davidson? Jaye Davidson is 53 years old
March 21, 1968
Riverside, California, U.S.
Jaye Davidson (born Alfred Amey; March 21, 1968) is an American-born English model and retired actor. He made his acting debut as the transgender woman Dil in the thriller film The Crying Game (1992), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Following his breakthrough, he portrayed the villainous Ra in the commercially successful science fiction film Stargate (1994). Davidson retired from acting afterwards, disliking the fame that the roles brought him.
Davidson, who had no prior professional acting experience, was discovered at a wrap party for Derek Jarman's Edward II and was invited to audition for The Crying Game. He was cast in the role of Dil. The film was a critical and popular success. It is known for a surprise plot twist: a love scene in which Dil undresses and main character Fergus (played by Stephen Rea) discovers that Dil is transgender. The scene required full-frontal nudity. Rea later said, "'If Jaye hadn’t been a completely convincing woman, my character would have looked stupid'". When the film was released, Miramax requested that reviewers keep Davidson's gender a secret.
For his work in The Crying Game, Davidson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1993. Davidson also received nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor and the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress in 1993.
Davidson later retired from acting, stating that he "genuinely hated the fame" he was receiving. He became more involved in modelling, and has since worked on several high-profile photo shoots.
Davidson is gay. During his acting career, he said that his androgynous look alienated him within the gay community; he stated that gay men "love very masculine men. And I'm not a very masculine person. I'm reasonably thin. I have long hair, which isn't very popular with gay men." He later adopted a more traditionally masculine look, with a shaved head, tattoos, and a more muscular physique.
|1992||The Crying Game||Dil||Neil Jordan||National Board of Review Award for Most Auspicious Debut |
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
|2009||The Borghilde Project||Nazi photographer|
|1994||Jiggery Pokery||Jo||Television movie|
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