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Viola Davis


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

'How To Get Away With Murder' & More Shondaland Shows Renewed!
Access Hollywood, 2018-05-11 22:34:20
Viola Davis' Annalise Keating will continue to teach students "How to Get Away with Murder."

Viola Davis Recounts the Barriers She’s Faced in Hollywood (Exclusive Clip)
Entertainment Tonigh, 2018-05-09 05:02:11
On “American Inside Out With Katie Couric,” Viola Davis sits down with the journalist to discuss issues like gender inequality and unconscious bias facing her and other women in the workplace.

Viola Davis' Husband Julius Tennon Says Prowlers Got Lucky
TMZ, 2018-04-15 22:46:00
Viola Davis' husband says they've made necessary adjustments after their home was almost broken into last month, but it sounds like he was already prepared to defend his family.  We got Julius Tennon Saturday at LAX, and asked about a recent…

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