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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 28 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Helen Hanshaw
- The Buttercups (2013) ... Helen Hanshaw (voice)
 2010 The Unforgiving Minute (Short)
Narrator
 2010/I Trust
Gail Friedman
 2008/I Doubt
Mrs. Miller
 2003-2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Donna Emmett
- Retro (2008) ... Donna Emmett
- Cold (2008) ... Donna Emmett
- Cage (2006) ... Donna Emmett
- Doubt (2004) ... Donna Emmett
- Birthright (2004) ... Donna Emmett
 2007 Fort Pit (TV Movie)
 2007 Traveler (TV Series)
Agent Jan Marlow / Agent Jan 'Naj' Marlow
- The Out (2007) ... Agent Jan Marlow
 2006 Laws of Chance (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2006)
 2005 Syriana
CIA Chairwoman (uncredited)
 2005 Threshold (TV Series)
Victoria Rossi
- Shock (2005) ... Victoria Rossi
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Aisha Crenshaw
- We the People (2003) ... Aisha Crenshaw
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Stevie Morgan
- Third Strike (2003) ... Stevie Morgan
 2002 Father Lefty (TV Movie)
 2002 Solaris
Gordon
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Attorney Campbell
- The Execution of Catherine Willows (2002) ... Attorney Campbell
 2002 Antwone Fisher
Eva May
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
Dr. Georgia Davis
- Remembrance (2002) ... Dr. Georgia Davis
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Terry Randolph
- Badge (2002) ... Terry Randolph
 2001 Kate & Leopold
Policewoman
 2001 Third Watch (TV Series)
Margo Rodriguez
- Act Brave (2001) ... Margo Rodriguez
 2001 The Guardian (TV Series)
Suzanna Clemons' Attorney
- The Men from the Boys (2001) ... Suzanna Clemons' Attorney
 2001 Providence (TV Series)
Dr. Eleanor Weiss
- You Can Count on Me (2001) ... Dr. Eleanor Weiss
 2001 The Shrink Is In
Robin
 2001 Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie)
Dottie
 2000 Traffic
Social Worker
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- SWAT's Happening (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- Smoochas Gracias (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- Saving Faces (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- The Lone Free Ranger (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- Nathan's Hot Dog (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Celeste
- Blast from the Past (2000) ... Celeste
 1998 Grace & Glorie (TV Movie)
Rosemary Allbright
 1998 Out of Sight
Moselle
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Sgt. Fanning
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Mrs. Stapleton
- Smack Is Back (1996) ... Mrs. Stapleton
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Woman
- Moby Greg (1996) ... Woman
 1996 The Substance of Fire
Nurse
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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 »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on performing with Jeremy Irons in 'Beautiful Creatures'] He's a total hippie. Here's this grand, talented man who counters it with just humility - very casual and loose. So it was a joy to work with him in the swamps. See more »

Trivia:

Attended Rhode Island College and majored in theater. See more »

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Why is she so liked? snaykskin
But-but-but Viola played a maid waaaah! Lucky_Lefty
Davis just won an Oscar nomination Swing-lo
No more roles as white moral compass sarahugh74
Both COULDN'T have won! mimimeme
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