Embeth Davidtz is known for appearing in MatildaMad Men, Mansfield Park, and Fracture. The Matilda actress was born in Indiana in the United States. However, both of her parents are South African. In fact, the family moved back to the country early during her childhood. She had to learn Afrikaan in order to attend school as a child. Davidtz grew up in Pretoria and attended high school there and college in Grahamstown.