Viola Davis

Viola Davis

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Birthday: 
11 August 1965, Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA
Height: 
165 cm
Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker, was also a civil ri... Show more »
Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker, was also a civil rights activist. Davis was educated at Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.Davis made her screen debut with a small role as a nurse in 1996's The Substance of Fire (1996). Guest spots followed in various TV shows and films, and in 2000 she won the role of Nurse Lynnette Peeler in City of Angels (2000). In 2001, Davis appeared on Broadway in the play, 'King Hedley II', for which she was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play.Davis has worked with Steven Soderbergh on three projects - Traffic (2000), Solaris (2002) and Syriana (2005). Other projects include Far from Heaven (2002), Antwone Fisher (2002) and Disturbia (2007). In 2008, she played Mrs. Miller in Doubt (2008), for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. In 2011, she won critical acclaim for her starring role as Aibileen Clark in the box-office hit The Help (2011). Show less «

Viola Davis's FILMOGRAPHY

Celebrity IOU - Season 1

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Celebrity IOU - Season 2

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The Tonight Show Fallon - Season 8

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Giving Voice

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Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 8

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Black Love - Season 4

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Watch What Happens: Live - Season 17

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Conan - Season 9

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Sesame Street - Season 50

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How to Get Away with Murder - Season 6

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The Tonight Show Fallon - Season 7

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Season 5

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Troop Zero

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The Late Late Show with James Corden - Season 5

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Black Love - Season 3

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How to Get Away with Murder - Season 5

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Sesame Street - Season 49

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Season 4

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Black Love - Season 2

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Widows

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The Late Late Show with James Corden - Season 4

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The Oscars

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Viola Davis'S roles

Tonya Neely
Tonya Neely
Amanda Waller
Amanda Waller
Grandma
Grandma
Mother in Hospital
Mother in Hospital
Dr. Eden Minerva
Dr. Eden Minerva
Detective Parker
Detective Parker
Delia Shiraz
Delia Shiraz
Molly Crane
Molly Crane
Susie Brown
Susie Brown
Professor Lillian Friedman
Professor Lillian Friedman
Nancy Birch
Nancy Birch
Ellen
Ellen
Director George
Director George
Dr. Judith Franklin
Dr. Judith Franklin
Amma
Amma
Aibileen Clark
Aibileen Clark
Mayor
Mayor
Carol Barrett
Carol Barrett
Major Gwen Anderson
Major Gwen Anderson
Mrs. Miller
Mrs. Miller
Lila
Lila
Jean
Jean
Abby Black
Abby Black
Professor Annalise Keating
Professor Annalise Keating
Ellen Snyder
Ellen Snyder
Lynda P. Frazier
Lynda P. Frazier
Rose Maxson
Rose Maxson
Annalise Keating
Annalise Keating
Veronica
Veronica