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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Halle, Viola and other stars killing it on the small screen.

New York Times Apologizes for Calling Shonda Rhimes 'Angry Black Woman'

Plus, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and more react to offensive article.

Commentary: Shonda Rhimes Isn’t Angry and Viola Davis’s Beauty Is Classic

The scandal behind an article that seemed to attack two of TV's most powerful Black women.

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The Limited’s new Scandal line lets us all be #Gladiators in suits.

Kerry Washington, Viola Davis Chat About Filming Sex Scenes

The actresses say onscreen sex has been a "freeing" experience.

No Surprises at Emmy Awards

Breaking Bad, Modern Family were night's big winners.
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