Jaye Davidson

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Jaye Davidson
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Biographical informations
Birth name Alfred Amey
Birth (1968-03-21) March 21, 1968 (age 51)
Riverside, California, USA
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate
Occupation in Stargate Actor
Character(s) Ra

Jaye Davidson (born Alfred Amey; March 21, 1968) is an American-British former actor and model. He is best known for his roles as transwoman "Dil" in the 1992 suspense-drama thriller film The Crying Game,[1] for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, (making him the first Black/White (Mixed Race) British actor to be nominated for an Oscar), and in 1994's Stargate as Ra.[2]

Early life[edit]

Davidson was born in Riverside, California, outside of Los Angeles, to a Ghanaian father and English mother. His family moved to the United Kingdom when he was two years old, where Davidson grew up in Hertfordshire, England.


Davidson, who had no acting experience, was discovered by a casting associate at a wrap party for Derek Jarman's Edward II. His androgynous look led to his casting as Dil in The Crying Game.

After filming wrapped, he returned to his fashion career until landing the role of the evil sun god Ra in Stargate opposite Kurt Russell and James Spader.

Jaye Davidson later retired from acting, stating that he "genuinely hated the fame" he was receiving. He has become more driven towards the fashion business now and has worked on several big photoshoots.

Personal life[edit]

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]



Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Borghilde Project Nazi Photographer Short
1994 Stargate Ra Film
1994 Jiggery Pokery Jo TV movie
1992 The Crying Game Dil Film


External links[edit]


  1. INTO THE LIMELIGHT WITH: Jaye Davidson; A Star to Match A Mystery Role. Nytimes.com (1992-12-17). Retrieved on 2011-10-26.
  2. Jaye Davidson. Movies.nytimes.com (2007-01-18). Retrieved on 2011-10-26.
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Facts about "Jaye Davidson"
Birth countryUSA +
Birth dateMarch 21, 1968 +
FilmStargate (movie) +
GenderMale +
Has played inThe Borghilde Project (short) +, Jiggery Pokery (TV movie) + and The Crying Game (film) +
Infobox imageJaye Davidson.jpg +
Month-Day birthMarch 21 +
NameJaye Davidson +
ProvJaye Davidson +
Stargate occupationActor +
Supporting cast inStargate (movie) +