Jeremy Davies attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. He made his film debut starring in David O. Russells acclaimed first film, the Indy classic, Spanking the Monkey, which became a surprise Sundance Film Festival winner, earning Jeremy an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. Davies portrayal of Tom Hanks interpreter, Private Upham, in Steven Spielbergs Academy Award winning film, Saving Private Ryan also earned him considerable critical acclaim and subsequent Oscar buzz. Davies other film credits include Steven Soderberghs Solaris, with George Clooney and Viola Davis; Going All the Way with Ben Affleck; The Locusts with Vince Vaughn; Wim Wenders Million Dollar Hotel; Lars von Triers acclaimed avant-garde films, Dogville and Manderlay with Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard; Rescue Dawn with Christian Bale and Steve Zahn, and directed by the legendary Werner Herzog; Nell with Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson; Half Nelson writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Bodens Its Kind of a Funny Story; Guncrazy with Drew Barrymore, and Jan de Bonts Twister with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. In television, Davies was invited to join the cast of JJ Abrams groundbreaking show, Lost, and soon after, his character, Daniel Faraday, quickly became an integral part of the Lost mythology and a favorite of critics and fans (to the extent that ABC began selling Faraday bobbleheads). After Lost, Davies joined Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins and Margo Martindale on Graham Yosts acclaimed, Emmy winning FX show, Justified, based on a short story by the great Elmore Leonard. Wildly against his better judgment, Yost generously granted Jeremy unusual freedom to develop the character of Mags Bennetts middle son, and Davies subsequent ferocious and fragile Richard the Third-esque portrayal of Harlan, Kentucky outlaw Dickie Bennett was so far removed from Daniel Faraday, his work earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor. Davies television work also includes the Emmy-honored HBO film, The Laramie Project. Davies was raised without television, and experienced a vividly nomadic (non-military brat), low-income childhood, growing up throughout the US and abroad, including Vermont, Seattle, Oregon, Kansas, Michigan, New Orleans, Latin America, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and the Kingdom of California.