Stage, screen and television actress Viola Davis was born in Saint Matthews, South Carolina. She graduated from Rhode Island College and Julliard.
Viola has appeared in numerous plays including "Seven Guitars," "Everybody’s Ruby," "Pericles," "As You Like It," "God’s Heart" and "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone." Viola received a Tony Award in 2001 for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Tonya in August Wilson's "King Hedley II." The performance also garnered her Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She’s also won the Outer Critics Circle Award as well as a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.
Viola has guest starred in such tv shows as "NYPD Blue," "Providence," "C.S.I," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Without A Trace." She was a series regular in "City Of Angels" and "Century City."
Viola made her feature film debut in "The Substance of Fire." She’s also appeared in "Out Of Sight," "Far From Heaven," "Solaris," "Traffic" and "Antwone Fisher."
Viola's film credits include the following:
- The Traveler (2006)(Tv Movie)
- Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)(Tv Movie)
- The Architect (2006)
- Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)(Tv Movie)
- Get Rich Or Die Tryin (2005)
- Stone Cold (2005)(Tv Movie)
- Solaris (2002)
- Antwone Fisher (2002)
- Far From Heaven (2002)
- Kate & Leopold (2001)
- Amy & Isabelle (2001)(Tv Movie)
- The Shrink Is In (2000)
- Traffic (2000)
- Grace & Glorie (1998)(Tv Movie)
- Out of Sight (1998)
- The Pentagon Wars (1998)(Tv Movie)
- The Substance of Fire (1996)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Viola:
Viola Davis@Internet Movie Database
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