Did you have a bad day at The Office, Lucy Actress looks tired and drawn as she shops in Los Angeles
08:33 GMT, 29 May 2012
On her wedding day, she stood on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral looking radiant beside her father, Jasper Carrott.
But after her marriage to Welsh actor Owain Yeoman ended in divorce last year, Lucy Davis appears to have lost the warm glow that won her acclaim in comedy The Office.
The petite actress, who played Dawn in Ricky Gervais’s hit series, was pictured in Los Angeles looking gaunt and tired.
Lucy Davis was looking rather pale and tired as she returned from a shopping trip in Los Angeles
The 39-year-old moved to America to further her acting career after becoming a break-out star in the BBC comedy.
But despite making occasional appearances in high-profile American shows, including Ugly Betty and Californication, the blonde’s career has somewhat faltered – as her ex-husband found fame in hit US drama The Mentalist.
Miss Davis met Mr Yeoman, 33, in 2006, and after a whirlwind six-month romance the pair wed in December 2006.
Thinner: Lucy's weight has yo-yoed in recent years, but she appears to have dramatically shed the pounds, compared to her curvier look in 2004, following the collapse of her marriage last year
The couple were able to have the ceremony at London’s hallowed St. Paul’s Cathedral because Miss Davis’s comedian father was awarded an OBE.
However, after five years of marriage the actress filed for divorce due to ‘irreconcilable differences’ last year.
Miss Davis has battled with ill health and in 1997 she had a kidney transplant, using an organ donated by her mother, Hazel.
Frail: Diabetic Lucy has suffered with health problems in the past including a spell in hospital to be treated for kidney failure
The actress, who is diabetic, required hospital treatment with kidney failure in 2005, but went on to make a full recovery.
A curvy figure on The Office, she has spoken openly about her weight loss after moving to Hollywood.
She lost three stone after moving into America and said: ‘I wish I could be one of those people who is indifferent about their weight, but since I’ve lost weight I’ve had three roles-so that has to tell you something.
Happier times: Lucy with former husband Owain Yeoman and her comedian father Jasper Carrott
on her wedding day in 2006
‘I struggle because I love food and sometimes I can’t stop eating. If I’m slimmer I feel better about myself, but I don’t lose weight for anybody else or for a magazine.’
Miss Davis spent 11 years playing nanny Hayley Tucker in Radio 4’s The Archers before her television debut in Pride And Prejudice.
But she made her name in 2001 when she starred in The Office as downtrodden secretary Dawn.
Her long flirtatious relationship with colleague Tim, played by Martin Freeman, ended with them kissing in the show’s renowned finale, in 2003.
The image was a far cry from her fresh faced and youthful appearances in the hit BBC comedy The Office