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.
|Full name at birth||
Viola Sophie Davis
|Claim to fame||
Traffic, The Help, How to Get Away with Murder.
|Date of birth||
11 August 1965
|Place of birth||
St. Matthews, South Carolina
Actress, Producer, Singer, Director
5' 5" (165 cm)
130 lbs (59.0 kg)
Central Falls High School
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