||March 21, 1968|
Riverside, California, USA
|Stargate universe-related informations
|Occupation in Stargate
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, 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.
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.
Film and Television
||The Borghilde Project
||The Crying Game
Episodes featuring Jaye Davidson
Stargate: The Ark of Truth