Embeth Jean Davidtz (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Jennifer Honey in the film Matilda. Her screen roles include movies such as Manfield Park, Bicentennial Man, and Fracture, and the television series Mad Men. Davidtz spent much of her early life in South Africa. She also portrayed Mary Parker (Peter Parker's mother) in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.