Viola Davis

Actress Viola Davis grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island, but went on to graduate from the Julliard School's theater program. She has had a successful stage and screen career, winning a Tony in 2001 for her role in August Wilson's King Headley II and a Tony in 2010 for her role in the play, Fences. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the small but powerful role of Mrs. Woods in the 2008 film, Doubt. She has appeared on countless television shows, from Third Watch to CSI and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as many films, including three directed by Steven Soderbergh: Traffic, Out of Sight and Solaris. Most recently, Davis received a Best Oscar nomination for her role of Aibileen Clark in the hit, The Help. Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, who have been married since 2003, adopted a baby girl named Genesis in May of 2011.

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