Eisa Davis (born May 5, 1971) stars as Addie Pickett, nurse and receptionist at Bluebell, Alabama 's local medical practice in The CW 's new series "Hart of Dixie," a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a local medical practice.
Eisa was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Bulrusher, now published by Samuel French. She wrote and starred in Angela’s Mixtape, named a best of 2009 by The New Yorker. Other plays include Ramp (Ruby Prize winner), The History of Light, Paper Armor, Umkovu, Six Minutes, Warriors Don’t Cry, and the collaborations Active Ingredients and Hip Hop Anansi. Eisa was a resident playwright at New Dramatists, where she won the Helen Merrill Award, and the Whitfield Cook Award, among others. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem, and the Van Lier and Mellon Foundations. As an actor, recent theatre work includes the world premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s This, and her Obie Award-winning performance in the Broadway rock musical Passing Strange, now a film directed by Spike Lee. Eisa is featured in the films Welcome to the Rileys,Robot Stories, The Architect, Confess, Happenstance, Pretty Bird, Apparition of the Eternal Church, Brass Tacks, In The Family, and The Stare (upcoming). She was Bubbles’ sister on The Wire, has guest starred on Damages and Soul Food, and recurs on Smash and Hart of Dixie. Eisa is a member of the Actors Studio, and a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop. As a singer-songwriter, her album Something Else is available through iTunes and CDBaby. She sings her original music at venues including Joe’s Pub, BAMCafé, the Whitney Museum, and is an artist-in-residence at Symphony Space.