Michael Cory Davis
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Michael Cory Davis is an American actor, filmmaker, and activist.
He was born in Brooklyn, of Jamaican parents. He studied acting at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and upon graduation landed a recurring role on All My Children. He also starred in an episode of Anger Management with Charlie Sheen.
From 2003, Davis has joined the campaign to end modern day slavery, and was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the organization, Face to Face Bulgaria. Through them, Michael met a 13-year-old Bulgarian girl sold by her foster parents into prostitution. Michael wrote, directed and produced the award-winning film, "Svetlana’s Journey", portraying her story. He lived in Bulgaria, meeting many victims and potential victims, showing his film to inform the children. In 2005, the film was shown on Bulgaria’s national television and , in the U.S., it won the Hollywood Film Festival Best Short Subject and later, the HD Film Festival Best Short, Best Dramatic Short and runner-up for Best Director. Davis's second film, "Cargo: Innocence Lost", is a documentary on sex trafficking in the United States—both films have been featured by over one hundred national and international agencies, organizations, churches, and educational establishments. Davis has worked with governments, royalty, celebrities, and corporations to create social awareness, using print and television to spread his message. He is the recipient of the People to People International Make a Difference Award.
"I want artists to understand that we have the ability to talk to billions of people through our work so we must be open to do more than just entertain. We have to find ways to empower, enlighten, and educate with our work. I also want people to be reminded that we don't live in a Utopian society and the only way to get there is through collective team work, honest dialogue, and making human rights our number one global priority." - Michael Cory Davis