Skyler Davenport

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Skyler Davenport
Born 1992 (age 28–29)
Madison, Wisconsin
Nationality USA
Other names Katherine Eva Davenport
Occupation voice actor

Skyler Davenport is a American actor.[1] Davenport has neurological vision loss, and, with notable exceptions, voice actor work has been a major focus of their career. In particular she was the star of a thriller entitled See For Me, where they play a blind person, hired as a house-sitter, who relies on a smartphone app and remote partner, to defend themselves during a dangerous home invasion.[2]

Personal life

Davenport was born with a rare form of migraine headaches, which can cause temporary paralysis, and, occasionally, dangerous strokes. Davenport has a stroke in the period between highschool graduation and studying acting in College.[3] Davenport's 2012 stroke caused profound vision loss.

Davenport identifies as agender.[1] Davenport has also had elective surgery, known colloquially as "top surgery", used by people of her gender preference.

Career

See For Me, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, was their first role that was not voice work.[1] The film was shot under restrictions due to the Covid 19 shutdown.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gig Patta (2021-06-14). "Skyler Davenport and Randall Okita on Blind Protagonist in Home Invasion Thriller for See For Me". LRM online. Archived from the original on 2021-06-25. https://web.archive.org/web/20210625133142/https://lrmonline.com/news/skyler-davenport-randall-okita-interview/. Retrieved 2021-10-07. "Skyler suffered neurological vision loss due to hemiplegic migraines caused by genetic mutation. Skyler has a long list of voiceovers for video games and cartoons, including Final Fantasy, and Pokemon." 
  2. John Squires (2021-08-030). "home-invasion-movie-see-starring-visually-impaired-actor-skyler-davenport-picked-ifc-midnight". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on 2021-09-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210902173317/https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3680605/home-invasion-movie-see-starring-visually-impaired-actor-skyler-davenport-picked-ifc-midnight/. Retrieved 2021-10-07. "Davenport plays blind former skier Sophie who accepts a last-minute house-sitting job in a secluded mansion. But she awakes in the middle of the night to find the house under invasion by a group of thieves seeking a hidden safe." 
  3. James Prestridge (2019-08-21). "Interview: Skyler Davenport Talks Voice Acting, Final Fantasy And Overcoming Adversity". Closeup Culture. Archived from the original on 2021-03-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210302163108/https://closeupculture.com/2019/08/21/interview-skyler-davenport-talks-voice-acting-final-fantasy-and-overcoming-adversity/. Retrieved 2021-10-07. "I was set to go to drama school after I graduated, but then had the stroke. My path has been very winding and unique. I do remember the very specific moment when I thought 'this is what I want to do!'. People always told me growing up: 'you don’t act like an actor', meaning that I was shy and reserved."