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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, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice, a maid and factory worker, was also a civil rights activist. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Received a Tony Award for her performance in August Wilson's "King Hedley", on Broadway. 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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[on roles for African-American actresses] You're not doing the Irish and Scottish accents they taught at Juilliard. In the real world you're doing Ebonics and Jamaican. See more »

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Was named Glamour Magazine's Film Actress of the Year in 2012. See more »

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