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"Acting is not rocket science, but it is an art form.What you are doing is illuminating humanity."

Winner of an Oscar, Emmy and two Tony Awards


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Viola Davis 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. Her next big win would be her 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. In 2010, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for playing Rose Maxson in the revival of August Wilson's play Fences. For starring as a 1960s housemaid in the comedy-drama The Help (2011), Davis received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a SAG Award. In 2014, Davis began playing lawyer Annalise Keating in the ABC television drama series How to Get Away with Murder, and in 2015, she became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2016, Davis played Amanda Waller in the superhero film Suicide Squad and reprised the role of Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to receive a BAFTA nomination for starring in the heist film Widows (2018). Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, are founders of production company, JuVee Productions. Davis is also widely recognized for her advocacy and support of human rights and equal rights for women and women of color. She identifies as a feminist

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FilmographyYEARTITLEROLE2018Widows (2018)Veronica2016FencesRose2016Suicide SquadAmanda Waller2015Lila & EveLila2015BlackhatCarol Barrett2014The Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyProfessor Friedman2014Get On UpSusie Brown2013The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: HimProfessor Friedman2013The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: HerProfessor Friedman2013Ender's GameMajor Gwen Anderson2013PrisonersNancy Birch2013Beautiful CreaturesAmma2012Love, Marilyn2012Won't Back DownNona Alberts2011Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseAbby Black2011The HelpAibileen Clark2010TrustGail Friedman2010It's Kind of a Funny StoryDr. Minerva2010Eat Pray LoveDeila Shiraz2010Knight and DayDirector George2009Law Abiding CitizenMayor April Henry2009State of PlayDr. Judith Franklin2009Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to JailEllen2008DoubtMrs. Miller2008Nights in RodantheJean2007DisturbiaDetective Parker2006The Architect (2006)Tonya Neely2006World Trade Center2005SyrianaMarilyn Richards2005Get Rich or Die Tryin'Grandma2002Antwone FisherEva2002Solaris (2002)Dr. Helen Gordon2002Far From HeavenSybil2001Kate & LeopoldPolicewoman2000Traffic1998Out of Sight (1998)