Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis) (born February 23 or February 24,1965 depending on the source) is an American Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated actress best known for the role of Charlotte Goldenblatt on HBO's Sex and the City.Davis was born in Boulder, Colorado. An only child, her parents divorced when she was a baby and she was adopted by her stepfather after he married her mother in 1968. Early in her childhood Kristin and her parents moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where her adoptive father served as provost and taught psychology at the University of South Carolina.
Her childhood hero was Gloria Steinem, and wanting to be an actress since aged 10 she was cast in a community theatre production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Davis lived in South Carolina until she graduated from A.C. Flora High School in 1983. She then moved to New Jersey, where she attended Rutgers University.