Lucy Davis is an English actress who played the role of Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office, as well as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead, Hayley in The Archers, and Etta Candy in Wonder Woman.
She played Maria Lucas in the BBC’s 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice and also had a role in the 1996 Christmas special of One Foot in the Grave. After her breakthrough role in The Office, she appeared in the film Sex Lives of the Potato Men and Shaun of the Dead (both 2004), while continuing to play Hayley Jordan in The Archers on BBC Radio 4.
She appeared in the third-season episode “Elephants and Hens” of UK TV program Black Books.
In 2006, Davis appeared as the “Fashion TV” host on ABC’s hit Ugly Betty, and later that year played writer Lucy Kenwright in NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2008, she appeared in several episodes of the US series Reaper. In 2010 Davis starred in ITV’s six-episode comedy drama Married Single Other, and also appeared in a guest role in The Mentalist alongside her then-husband Owain Yeoman.
Davis also stars in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People. In 2012, Davis had a guest voice part in Family Guy for the episode “Be Careful What You Fish For”. Davis appeared in series two, episode 8 of the BBC series Death in Paradise (2013).
Davis plays the role of Etta Candy in Wonder Woman (2017). Her performance marked the first live action cinematic portrayal of that comic book character. Davis has said of the character: “She’s a woman in a man’s world and so being heard and seen aren’t the easiest things, but it kind of doesn’t deter her. Etta is unapologetically herself and I think that that’s the thing that has drawn me to her the most… it took quite a while in my life to be unapologetically myself.”
Davis’s latest role is in the upcoming Netflix series based on the comic book The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina playing Hilda Spellman.