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Viola Davis

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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

Viola Davis, 'True Blood' Stars Pay Their Respects at Nelsan Ellis' Funeral
Entertainment Tonigh, 2017-07-23 23:40:00
Ellis died on July 8. He was 39.

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Variety, 2017-07-20 23:59:07
In today’s roundup, “How to Get Away With Murder” casts Jimmy Smits and A&E Network announces a new documentary on O.J. Simpson. CASTING Jimmy Smits is joining the cast of ABC‘s “How to Get Away With Murder” in Season 4. Smits will have a guest arc opposite Viola Davis on ...

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Variety, 2017-07-18 22:34:18
Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon’s company, JuVee Productions, is partnering with EveryWhere Studios to produce a movie adaptation of Rachel Lloyd’s critically acclaimed novel “Girl’s Like Us.” “Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale” is Lloyd’s true story about falling prey to the ...

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