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Viola Davis

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress | * 08/11/1965 (54) | Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA
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Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017. Born in St. Matthews, South Carolina, Davis began her acting career in Central Falls, Rhode Island, starring in minor theater productions. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, she won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. She played minor roles in several films and television series in the late 1990s and early 2000s, before winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Tonya in August Wilson's King Hedley II in 2001. Davis's film breakthrough came in 2008, when her role as a troubled mother in Doubt earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Greater success came to Davis in the 2010s. She won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for playing Rose Maxson in the revival of August Wilson's play Fences. For starring as... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Viola Davis

Emmy Award Theatre World Award Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Crystal Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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Movies with Viola Davis as Actress(61)

as Amanda Waller2021 The Suicide Squad
as Shirley Chisholm2020 The Fighting Shirley Chisholm
as Nanisca2020 The Woman King
as Narrator2019 A Touch of Sugar
as Herself (archive footage)2018 Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal
as Veronica2018 Widows
as Amanda Waller2016 Suicide Squad
as Martha Schulman2016 Custody
as Rose Maxson2016 Fences
as Lila2015 Lila & Eve
as Carol Barrett2015 Blackhat
as Susie Brown2014 Get on Up
as Professor Lillian Friedman2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
as Professor Lillian Friedman2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
as Professor Lillian Friedman2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
as Major Gwen Anderson2013 Ender's Game
as Nancy Birch2013 Prisoners
as Amma Treadeau2013 Beautiful Creatures
as Nona Alberts2012 Won't Back Down
as herself2012 Love, Marilyn
as Aibileen Clark2011 The Help
as The Vengeful Caretaker2011 Touch of Evil
as Dr. Eden Minerva2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story
as Delia Shiraz2010 Eat Pray Love
as CIA Director Isabel George2010 Knight and Day
as Gail Friedman2010 Trust
as Hortense Johnson2009 Beyond All Boundaries
as Ellen2009 Madea Goes to Jail
as Dr. Judith Franklin2009 State of Play
as Mayor April Henry2009 Law Abiding Citizen
as Jean2008 Nights in Rodanthe
as Mrs. Miller2008 Doubt
as Dr. Charlene Barton2008 The Andromeda Strain
as Detective Parker2007 Disturbia
as Molly Crane2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change
as Molly Crane2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage
as Tonya Neely2006 The Architect
as Mother in Hospital with Donna2006 World Trade Center
as CIA Chairwoman2005 Syriana
as Grandma2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
as Molly Crane2005 Stone Cold
as Gordon2002 Solaris
as Eva May2002 Antwone Fisher
as Sybil2002 Far from Heaven
as Policewoman2001 Kate & Leopold
as Dottie2001 Amy & Isabelle
as Robin2001 The Shrink Is In
as Social Worker2000 Traffic
as Platoon Sgt. Fanning1998 The Pentagon Wars
as Moselle1998 Out of Sight

TV Shows/Series with Viola Davis as Actress(20)

Movies with Viola Davis as Crew(5)

Production/Producer2020 The Fighting Shirley Chisholm
Production/Producer2020 The Woman King
Production/Executive Producer2019 Emanuel
Production/Producer2019 Troop Zero
Production/Executive Producer2017 Night Shift

TV Shows/Series with Viola Davis as Crew(4)

Production/Executive Producer2020 First Ladies
Production/Executive Producer2019 In a Man's World
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Last Defense
Production/Producer2014 How to Get Away with Murder

Additional Information

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Full Name: Viola Davis
Born: Wednesday, 08/11 1965 (August) in St. Matthews (current age: 54 years + 361 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Rhode Island College, Juilliard School
Other names for Viola Davis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"비올라 데이비스"
"Виола Дэвис"
Viola Davis frequently works together with these people:
Ned Benson (9x, Crew)
Jessica Chastain (8x, Actress)
John Rubinstein (8x, Actor)
Denzel Washington (7x, Actor)
Michael Gaston (7x, Actor)
Amanda Fuller (7x, Actress)
Mark Moses (7x, Actor)
Jack McGee (7x, Actor)
Kathleen Wilhoite (7x, Actress)
Warren Leight (7x, Crew)
Julius Tennon (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:562, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/13/2020