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 Afrikaans in order to attend school as a child. Davidtz grew up in Pretoria and attended high school there and college in Grahamstown.
Mara Wilson: ‘Matilda’ Actress Explains Why Child Stars ‘Go Crazy’
Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born July is an American writer, playwright, stage actress, voice actress and former child actress. She is best known for her roles as Nattie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda.