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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Celebrities: BET Breaks: Idris Elba Made History at the SAG Awards

Forget #OscarsSoWhite because the #SAGsSoBlack. (2/1/2016)

Viola Davis Breaks Down #OscarsSoWhite Like You've Never Heard It Before

Find out if the Emmy winner will attend this year's show.

Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson Get Epic Makeovers for Latest Honor

This is the boldest we’ve seen the award-winning actresses yet.

Taraji Wants You to Know Cookie Lyon Is No Stereotype

The Golden Globe winner on keeping her Empire character grounded.

20 of 2015: Dana Blair Celebrates Viola Davis

Dana Blair discusses the significance of Viola Davis. (12/31/2015)

B* Real: Funny Style: 2015, The Year of Boss Chicks

Amanda Seales' hilarious recap of the year in celeb fashion. (12/21/2015)
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