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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

enyren1
Variety, 2017-08-18 21:56:49
In today’s roundup, NBC gives a commitment to drama pilot “The Unrequited,” while Viola Davis will exec produce the multi-network live event “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live.” DEVELOPMENT NBC has given showrunner Kevin Falls a put pilot for “The Unrequited,” Variety has confirmed. The hourlong drama series will tell ...

dturchianovariety
Variety, 2017-08-16 19:24:28
“How to Get Away With Murder’s” third season finale may have answered the question of who killed Wes (Alfred Enoch), but there’s still much more to the story — namely, why was he killed? And how will Annalise (Viola Davis) pick up the pieces after being accused of his murder? ...

jenelleriley2
Variety, 2017-08-08 17:00:30
Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Shannon, and Melissa Leo. This year’s honorees ...

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