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Viola Davis
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Date of Birth
11 August 1965, Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Julius Tennon (23 June 2003 - present) 2 children


Won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the August Wilson play "King Hedley II" which featured Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams, and theatre veteran Charles Brown.

Graduated from Juilliard

Won Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson's "King Hedley II." She had previously been nominated in the same category in 1996 for another Wilson play, "Seven Guitars."

Won the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for "Intimate Apparel" in 2004.

She is the daughter of Mary and Dan Davis. Dan was a horse-groomer for the Narrangasett and Lincoln Downs racetracks in Rhode Island.

Attended Rhode Island College and majored in theater.

Grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

Viola Davis stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Traffic 2000 at Branford Hoyts *** 1/2
Kate & Leopold 2001 w/ suzy on DVD DVD ***
Far From Heaven 2002 at York Square *** 1/2
Solaris 2002 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Syriana 2005 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
Nights in Rodanthe 2008 Family Digital *
State of Play 2009 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Knight and Day 2010 Suzy in Wallingford **
Eat Pray Love 2010 Suzy Digital **
The Help 2011 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Ender's Game 2013 Hanna Digital **
Suicide Squad 2016 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Widows 2018 Suzy Digital ***