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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

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Variety, 2018-01-12 18:15:11
Over the years, the NAACP Image Awards has celebrated an increasing number of LGBT movies, television shows, actors and characters. Although there have been far more nominations than wins, there are noticeable strides. For instance, Viola Davis won the actress in a drama series Image Award for her turn as ...


Entertainment Tonigh, 2018-01-08 01:36:56
We were promised a The Help reunion at this year's Golden Globes on Sunday, with Allison Janney, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer nominated and Viola Davis presenting. Chastain and Spencer got the reunion off to a start on the red carpet, though it wasn't just Celia and Minny ...


Entertainment Tonigh, 2018-01-04 19:07:10
The 2018 Golden Globes list of presenters is definitely star-studded. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Friday that Viola Davis and Reese Witherspoon will be presenting at the awards show on Sunday. Last year, Davis won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Fences. Witherspoon is up this ...

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