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Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. Known primarily as a stage actress, Davis won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for her role in King Hedley II (2001). She won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in Fences. She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004).

Her films include Traffic (2000), Antwone Fisher (2002), and Solaris (2002). Her performance in Doubt (2008) was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

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Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. Known primarily as a stage actress, Davis won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for her role in King Hedley II (2001). She won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in Fences. She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004).

Her films include Traffic (2000), Antwone Fisher (2002), and Solaris (2002). Her performance in Doubt (2008) was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Viola Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1965-08-11

Place of Birth Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
Small Great Things
Suicide Squad 2 as Amanda Waller
2018 Widows as Veronica
2016 Fences as Rose Maxson
2016 Suicide Squad as Amanda Waller
2016 Custody as Martha Schulman
2016 DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League as Herself
2015 Lila & Eve as Lila
2015 August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
2015 Blackhat as Carol Barrett
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him as Professor Lillian Friedman
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her as Professor Lillian Friedman
2014 How to Get Away with Murder(53 episodes) as Annalise Keating
2014 Get on Up as Susie Brown
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them as Professor Lillian Friedman
2013 Ender's Game as Major Gwen Anderson
2013 Prisoners as Nancy Birch
2013 Beautiful Creatures as Amma Treadeau
2012 Won't Back Down as Nona Alberts
2012 Love, Marilyn as Herself
2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as Abby Black
2011 Touch of Evil as The Vengeful Caretaker
2011 The Help as Aibileen Clark
2010 Trust as Gail Friedman
2010 Eat Pray Love as Delia Shiraz
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story as Dr. Eden Minerva
2010 Knight and Day as CIA Director Isabel George
2009 Law Abiding Citizen as Mayor April Henry
2009 State of Play as Dr. Judith Franklin
2009 Madea Goes to Jail as Ellen
2009 United States of Tara(1 episode)
2008 Doubt as Mrs. Miller
2008 Nights in Rodanthe as Jean
2008 The Andromeda Strain(2 episodes) as Dr. Charlene Barton
2008 The Andromeda Strain as Dr. Charlene Barton
2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change as Molly Crane
2007 Traveler(9 episodes)
2007 Disturbia as Detective Parker
2006 The Architect as Tonya Neely
2006 Brothers and Sisters(1 episode) as Ellen Snyder
2006 World Trade Center as Mother in Hospital with Donna
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise as Molly Crane
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage as Molly Crane
2005 Syriana as CIA Chairwoman
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' as Grandma
2005 Threshold(1 episode)
2005 Jesse Stone: Stone Cold as Molly Crane
2004 Century City(9 episodes)
2002 Antwone Fisher as Eva May
2002 Solaris as Gordon
2002 Without a Trace(1 episode)
2002 Far from Heaven as Sybil
2002 E! Live From the Red Carpet(1 episode) as Herself
2001 Kate & Leopold as Policewoman
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 The Shrink Is In as Robin
2001 Amy & Isabelle as Dottie
2001 The Division(1 episode)
2000 Traffic as Social Worker
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(2 episodes)
2000 City of Angels(25 episodes) as Nurse Lynnette Peeler
1999 Third Watch(1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(6 episodes)
1999 Judging Amy(1 episode)
1999 Providence(1 episode)
1998 Out of Sight as Moselle
1998 The Pentagon Wars as Platoon Sgt. Fanning
1997 The Practice(1 episode)
1996 The Substance of Fire as Nurse
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Viola Davis
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)

Production

2017 Night ShiftExecutive Producer
2014 How to Get Away with Murder(15 episodes)Producer

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