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Viola Davis

Biography

Davis at the SAG Awards, 2015

Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. She played supporting and minor roles in several films and television series in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including the films Kate & Leopold (2001) and Far from Heaven (2002), and the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2001, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Tonya in the original production of King Hedley II.

Fact file

  • Born: August 11, 1965 (age 50) St. Matthews, South Carolina, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Rhode Island College (1988) Juilliard School (1993)
  • Occupation: Actress, producer
  • Years active: 1992–present
  • Home town: Central Falls, Rhode Island
  • Spouse(s): Julius Tennon (m. 2003)
  • Children: 3

Read more about Viola Davis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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Variety, 2017-05-05 16:30:07
Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions has released a new five-part web series called “Emerging Artist Series,” which highlights the experiences of multiple up-and-coming creatives working in several different areas throughout the entertainment industry. “We put this series together because we wanted to give artists a ...

Viola Davis Shares Sweet Birthday Message for Her Mom: 'I Thank God for You'
Entertainment Tonigh, 2017-05-04 20:57:00
The Oscar winner celebrated her 'love' on Instagram on Thursday.

EXCLUSIVE: Viola Davis Opens Up About Her Friendship With Meryl Streep: 'I Always Feel Like She Sees Me'
Entertainment Tonigh, 2017-04-26 11:00:00
She was honored by Streep with the Time 100 Award.

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