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Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm in South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Davis was educated at Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Received a 1999 Obie Award for her performance in the Off-Broadway play "Everybody's Ruby". See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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The thing about the African-American community compared with the white community is, we are more concerned with image and message than execution. I don't play roles that are necessarily attractive or portray a positive image. They are well-rounded characters. When you squelch excellence to put out a message it's like passing the baton and seeing it drop. See more »

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

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But-but-but Viola played a maid waaaah! Lucky_Lefty
Why is she so liked? snaykskin
Davis just won an Oscar nomination Swing-lo
It would be nice if others know the difference between black people!! ymitchell4446
Both COULDN'T have won! mimimeme
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