Who is Lolita Davidovich?
Lolita Davidovich was born in London, Ontario, Canada, on 15 July 1961 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds Canadian nationality. She’s an actress with nearly 100 credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Cleo Ricard in the 2003 crime action comedy movie “Hollywood Homicide”. Written and directed by Ron Shelton (her husband), it starred Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett and Isaiah Washington, and follows two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who are investigating the murder of an entire rap group. The movie won Harrison Ford a 2004 Yoga Award for Worst Foreign Actor.
Early life and education
Lolita was raised in London, Ontario by her Serbian father and her Slovenian mother, both of whom were born in the former country Yugoslavia; after they married, the two moved to Canada, but divorced when Lolita was 10 years old. As she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe her to be an only child.
She became interested in acting while attending a local high school, and played lead characters in numerous plays performed at the school. Lolita was also interested in various other activities, including dancing and singing, and wanted to become a model. Upon matriculating in 1979, she enrolled at Herbert Berghof Studio in New York, from which she graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting.
Roles in movies
Lolita made her debut film appearance that year, when cast to play 1st Girl in the romantic comedy “Class”; a couple of her following roles were in the 1985 drama “Two Fathers’ Justice”, the 1986 comedy “Recruits”, and the 1987 action sports drama “Last Man Standing”.
She gained recognition in 1989, when she starred as Blaze Starr in the biographical comedy drama “Blaze”, directed by Ron Shelton, and which also starred Paul Newman and Jerry Hardin. It follows a Louisiana governor who has fallen in love with a young stripper, and the film won one of the five awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.
The ‘90s then saw Lolita appear in numerous movies, while a couple of her most notable performances were in the 1991 historical thriller drama “JFK”, which starred Kevin Costner and won two Oscars, the 1994 biographical sports drama “Cobb”, and the 1998 biographical drama “Gods and Monsters”, which starred Ian McKellen, and won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 2007, we saw Lolita portray Nancy Dunlap in the historical romantic drama “September Dawn”, written and directed by Christopher Cain, and which also starred Jon Voight, Trent Ford and Tamara Hope. It follows two people who have fallen in love during an encounter between a renegade Mormon group and a wagon train of settlers; the film was nominated for two awards. The following years saw her appear in a couple of popular movies, including the 2011 drama “Cinema Verite”, the 2015 romantic comedy drama “The Longest Ride”, and the 2018 drama “Once Upon a Christmas Miracle”.
Lolita’s most recent film appearance has been her portrayal of Lila, one of the main characters in the 2019 romantic drama “Write Before Christmas”.
It also starred Torrey DeVitto and Chad Michael Murray, and follows Jessica, who has bdeen dumped only a couple of days before Christmas; the film won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
Roles in TV series
Lolita made her debut TV series appearance in 1985, with her portrayal of Mona in two episodes of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, while the following years saw her make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the drama mini-series “I’ll Take Manhattan”, the adventure comedy drama “Adderly”, and the comedy “Check It Out”.
She only gained recognition in 1996, when she voiced Angela in the animated adventure comedy “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man”, and then in 2001, Lolita was cast to play Francesca in the comedy “Beggars and Choosers”.
It was created by Peter Lefcourt and Brandon Tartikoff, starred Brian Kerwin, Charlotte Ross and Tuc Watkins, and follows the lives of people working for a TV network; the series was nominated for six awards, including a Primetime Emmy.
The 2000s saw her appear in many critically acclaimed series, including the thriller drama “The Agency”, the crime comedy drama “Monk”, and the mystery crime drama “Criminal Minds”. In 2009, we saw Lolita star as Mila Michailov, in the war mini-series “ZOS: Zone of Separation”, created by Malcolm MacRury and Mario Azzopardi, and which also starred Michelle Nolden and Rick Roberts. Set in the Balkan city Jadac, the mini-series follows the battle between Christians and Muslims, and won one of the six awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Lolita’s most notable performances in the 2010s were in the comedy “Good God”, the mystery crime drama “True Detective”, and another mystery crime drama “How to Get Away with Murder”.
Her most recent TV series role has been her portrayal of Autumn Delaney in the 2019 episode “Curse from a Rose” of the fantasy comedy drama “Good Witch”.
In 1999, Lolita received special thanks for the short documentary video “The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale”.
She has been featured in a number of documentaries, such as the 2005 video “RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare”, the 2006 movie “The Making of ‘Kill Your Darlings’”, and the 2010 series “Celebrity Ghost Stories”.
Lolita has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, including “Late Night with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”.
Awards and nominations
Lolita has won one of the six awards for which she’s been nominated: a 1993 Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the fantasy comedy drama “Younger and Younger”.
She has also been nominated for two CableACE Awards, a Chicago Film Critics Association Award, a Gemini Award, and a Satellite Award.
Love life and relationships
Lolita’s quite secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s still widely known that she’s been married for over two decades. In 1997, she exchanged vows with Ron Shelton, an American film writer, director and producer, who’s known best for having written the 1988 romantic sports comedy “Bull Durham”, the 1992 sports comedy drama “White Men Can’t Jump”, and the 2003 action crime comedy “Hollywood Homicide”.
Lolita gave birth to their daughter Valentina in 1999.
Lolita hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s known that Ron was married once before meeting Lolita; he and his first wife Lois Shelton, an American moviemaker, have two daughters together.
As of August 2021, Lolita’s married to Ron Shelton, and they have a daughter together.
Hobbies and other interests
Lolita was physically highly active during her 20s and 30s, and practiced dancing and gymnastics. She also had a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, and enjoyed playing tennis and table tennis with her friends.
She’s a huge animal lover, with cats being her favorites; Lolita has had several pet cats and dogs.
Lolita’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to, and volunteered time with various charity organizations.
Lolita enjoys watching movies in her spare time, and has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Clint Eastwood, George Clooney and Meryl Streep. A couple of her favorite movies include “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Dirty Harry” and “Gran Torino”.
She likes to read books, especially those based on true events, such as about World War II and the Romanov family. Lolita’s favorite book is “The Diary of a Young Woman” by Anne Frank.
Age, height and net worth
Lolita’s age is 60. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).
As of August 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.