Jaye Davidson- Biography
Jaye Davidson is an American-born British model, retired actor, and fashion promoter best known for her role as transgender woman Dil in the 1992 thriller film “The Crying Game.”
What is the Net Worth of Jaye Davidson? Salary, Earnings
According to sources, Davidson’s net worth is roughly $1.5 million as of 2022, earned from his acting and modeling jobs since the early 1990s.
Jaye Davidson- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education
Jaye Davidson was born Alfred Amey on March 21, 1968, in Riverside, California, USA, to a deceased Ghanaian father and a prosperous English mother. He is of mixed ethnicity and has American nationality. His family relocated to the United Kingdom when he was two and a half years old.
Growing up in the London suburb of Hertfordshire, England UK, with his two sisters, Davidson dropped out of school at the age of 16 and began working in a variety of professions, including running for a production business and working in a factory. Other specifics about his early life are unknown to the general public.
Davidson dropped out of school at the age of 16 and began working in a variety of professions, including running a production business and working in a factory. He later followed a career in the fashion industry, eventually becoming a fashion assistant whose main responsibility was purchasing fabric for fashion designers David and Elizabeth Emmanuel.
Jaye Davidson- Relationship, Married Life
Davidson is a gay man in his personal life. Since 2017, he has been married to Thomas Clarke, with whom he lives in Paris, France.
Jaye Davidson- Professional Career
During the age of 25, Davidson was found by a casting associate at a wrap party for Derek Jarman’s 1991 British historical drama “Edward II.” With no prior acting experience, he auditioned for the supporting role of the enigmatic singer and hairdresser Dil in Neil Jordan’s 1992 film “The Crying Game,” and was offered the part. According to reports, the producers admired his male and feminine bodily traits and thought he would be ideal for the role of Dil, a transgender lady. As his employers’ business in the fashion sector was collapsing, Davidson took the part.
Although it was a box-office flop in the UK and Ireland, “The Crying Game” gained widespread critical praise and was a tremendous box-office hit in the United States. It became a cultural phenomenon, sparking a major uproar due to the secret that Dil was transsexual.
The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Davidson (the first British person of color to be nominated for an Oscar) and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Davidson, who was also nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor and Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress. His popularity grew, but Davidson did not seem to enjoy the recognition and attention he received and even voiced a desire not to win the Oscar when he was nominated, claiming that he is not an actor.
However, such as Davidson’s acclaim that he was soon offered another major acting chance, appearing as Ra in Roland Emmerich’s 1994 science fiction adventure thriller “Stargate,” alongside Kurt Russell and James Spader. Davidson was hesitant to accept the job because he was uncomfortable with the enormous amount of notoriety he had gathered. He asked $1 million, believing that the producers would offer the role to someone else; nonetheless, his demand was accepted, and he took the part.
The film was a huge success, and his portrayal of the wicked sun god Ra was a smash with critics and fans alike, cementing the young actor’s stardom.
In terms of other endeavors, Davidson starred as Jo in the 1994 television film “Jiggery Pokery,” a dramatic musical, and as himself the following year in “Catwalk,” a documentary on fashion displays that portrayed notable fashion designers and models. In 2009, he played a Nazi photographer in the short film “The Borghilde Project.”
Davidson later left acting to pursue a career in fashion and modeling after expressing dissatisfaction with the popularity he was gaining. Because of his celebrity, he was able to work with famous names in the fashion industry, like Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue, Michael Roberts for Joseph, and Annie Leibowitz for GAP. He has been spotted with celebrities such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color
Davidson stands 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall and weighs approximately 132 pounds (60 kgs). Unlike his previous appearance, he now has a shaved head and a classically male appearance, complete with several tattoos. His eyes are a dark brown color.