A high-energy actress with girl-next-door appeal, Kristin Davis evoked both innocent and evil to great affect in her numerous film and television roles. Her breakthrough arrived in the form of the scheming, rich brat Brooke Armstrong on "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), a character so universally reviled that writers whipped up a shocking death for her after one season to appease angry fans: drowning in the famous pool after a drunken monologue where she verbally decimated the other apartment dwellers. Ironically, Davis actually became a bonafide star by playing a character who was the polar opposite of Brooke - the sweet, uptight Charlotte York on "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). As the youngest and most naïve of the famous foursome, Davis had the chance to play both comedy and drama during her run on the immensely popular show, as well as in the 2008 film version. After a few unchallenging roles in family films and comedies like "Couples Retreat" (2009), Davis returned to her most famous role with the worldwide smash "Sex and the City 2" (2010). With the security of her success, Davis continued to choose projects selectively, showing a strong preference for family-friendly fare.