This talented Hollywood, CA native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of three, starring in numerous television commercials. She made such a lasting impression on industry executives that even before becoming a teen, Davis was invited to audition and was cast as a series regular on the hit television show “Charles in Charge.” Davis played the adorable, intelligent poet “Sarah Powell” opposite heartthrob Scott Baio. The show was rated number one in syndication.
After wrapping “Charles in Charge“, the straight-A student graduated from high school and battled the image that she created playing the quiet, sweet, bookish, little girl. Although she had the option of entering USC’s prestigious writing program, Davis decided to continue acting and to shed the “Sarah Powell” image.
Around that time, Davis’ father (an actor, artist and drummer) suggested that Davis watch “The Strange One”, the first film produced by Lee Strasberg‘s highly respected Actors Studio. One of the film’s stars, Paul E. Richards, became Strasberg’s “right hand man” until Strasberg’s passing. Davis has studied the craft with the eighty five yr old Richards since she was eighteen.
Impressed with Davis’ acting ability, Richards encouraged Davis to audition for the Actors Studio. At the age of 24, Davis auditioned for Hollywood heavyweights, Shelly Winters, Mark Rydell, and Martin Landau. Davis was accepted as a member after only two auditions. Although hundreds of actors auditioned, only one other actor was offered a membership that year.
Davis graduated to adult roles and quickly landed a role as a series regular on “Beverly Hills 90210” playing the part of sexy, “Camille Desmond”, which she starred in through the end of the series.
The following season, Davis was cast as a series regular on the Aaron Spelling show “Titans“, with Yasmeen Bleeth, playing the daughter of Victoria Principle.
Davis took a brief reprieve from television and was immediately cast in six films. After searching endlessly for the perfect actress, Nicolas Cage cast Davis in his directorial debut, “Sonny“. Davis was cast opposite James Franco in a star-studded cast that included Brenda Blethyn and Harry Dean Stanton, to name a few.
Davis returned to television and landed parts in highly rated television films like “Psychic Murders“directed by Halloween II’s producer Malek Akkad and starring alongside Henry Rollins and James Russo. Steven Bochco cast her in the anticipated “LA Law: The Movie”. Davis was also cast in “McBride: Requiem” with John Larroquette, Lifetime’s “Carolina Moon” working opposite Claire Forlani and Oliver Hudson,
Davis was cast opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ed O’ Neal in a pilot for ABC called”In the Game“.
“Then worked alongside Hewitt again, on “Ghost Whisperer”.
Despite her blonde hair and blue eyes, Davis pulled off playing one of the Hamas in “Navy NCIS”. She proved comedy is one of her best assets by starring as “Carol Cavanaugh” in the film “Kalamazoo?” co-starring Claire Bloom, Renee Taylor, and Chita Rivera, as well as “In the Land Of Merry Misfits” produced by Maria Menunos, narrated by John Waters. The film was accepted into 2007’s
“Tribeca Film Festival.”
Davis then landed a large, memorable, and very funny guest-starring role in the 2005 Christmas episode of the CBS hit, “Two and a Half Men“. US Weekly chose this episode as a “Must See.”
Next for this talented actress were starring roles in the films “Tranced” directed by “Sandlot” and “Radio Flyer” director, David Mickey Evans; “The Trouble with Romance“, Paul Haggis had a hand in the writing of this film, co-starring Kip Pardue.”
Davis plays the lead in four independent films back to back; “Twilight” a short film opposite respected Ellen Geer.
and recently, “The Ascent” playing a professional mountaineer.
Josie recently worked opposite David Spade on “Rules of Engagement“
Josie has also recently appeared in many other top rated television shows such as “CSI: Miami” alongside David Caruso, the popular spy drama “Burn Notice,”
and a recurring role on “CSI: NY” in a very emotional character arc with Gary Sinese, playing the wife of Skeet Ulrich
Davis has a large fanbase due to her lead roles in many Lifetime movies such as, “The Perfect Student” opposite Natasha Henstridge, “Seduced By Lies”, “Past Obsessions”, “Dirty Teacher”, “Accidental Obsession”, and “Realtor Nightmare”. Her more gritty guest roles include the TNT show, “Breakout Kings”, most recently, “Hawaii 5-O” (which can be seen on IMDB.COM homepage), and a pilot for David Fincher.
Josie is a screenwriter who is soon launching a fundraising campaign to raise money to produce her pilot presentation, “LIPSTICK P.I.”
On a personal note, Josie does volunteer work with animals in South Central where she fell in love with, and took home, to kittens, Snow and Gia, who have their own Twitter page and fans.
Josie is an avid photographer.