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This talented Hollywood, California native has been acting all of her life. Josie Davis began her career at the age of 3, starring in numerous television commercials. She made such a lasting impression on industry executives that at the age of 12, 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 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's 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, later became Strasberg's "right hand man" and one of Hollywood's most respected acting coaches. Davis has studied the craft with Richards for seventeen years. Impressed with Davis's 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 people 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." 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. Davis returned to television and landed parts in highly rated television films like "Psychic Murders" alongside Henry Rollins and James Russo. She followed that success with notable turns in the critically acclaimed dramas "Philly" with Kim Delaney, "The Division", "CSI: Miami" alongside David Caruso and "Blind Injustice" to name just a few. Davis was also cast opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ed O' Neal in a pilot for ABC called "In the Game." Davis continued to explore her comedic side playing "Carol Cavanaugh" in the film "Kalamazoo?" co-starring Claire Bloom, Renee Taylor, and Chita Rivera. She also completed filming the motion picture "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 very memorable 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 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; "Carolina Moon" alongside Claire Forlani and Oliver Hudson; and "McBride: Requiem" with John Larroquette Davis just wrapped playing the lead in four independent films back to back; "Twilight" a short film opposite respected Ellen Geer, the comedy "Chasing Tchaikovsky" with Ann Magnuson, the horror film "The Cursed" opposite Costas Mandylor, and finally, she played the perfect assistant to Chris Potter in longtime producer Pierre David's film, "The Perfect Assistant".
Davis recently worked opposite David Spade on "Rules of Engagement" as well as opposite Clifton Collins Jr. in the new NBC show "Fear Itself" directed by "Freddy VS Jason" director Ronnie Yu. She also just shot a comedy pilot produced by JJ Abrams' film "The Suburbans"-writer /producer, Anthony Guma. She has also recently appeared in an episode of the popular spy drama Burn Notice, Bones, and a re-occurring role on CSI NY opposite Skeet Ulrich. In addition to a busy acting career Davis produced the award-winning short film,"Lotto", starring Davis and projects for hip hop sensations "Triple Seven", "Kevin Federline" and Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley. Josie is involved in many different charities, especially volunteer work with animals.