Viola Davis Biography

Viola Davis,an American actress and producer born on August 11, 1965, Saint Matthews, South Carolina.She is the daughter of Mary Alice Logan and Dan Davis.Her father worked as a horse groom at nearby racetracks while her mother took on domestic and factory jobs.

Davis attended Central Falls High School before she enrolled at Rhode Island College, where she majored in theatre and graduated in 1988.She was awarded an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the college in 2002.After her graduation from Rhode Island, Davis attended the Juilliard School for four years

Viola Davis Career

Davis made her Broadway debut in 1996 after starring in the film, Seven Guitars in which she played the long-suffering paramour of a musician recently released from prison.

In 2001, she won the Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her portrayal of Tonya in King Hedley II, a 35-year-old mother fighting eloquently for the right to abort a pregnancy.

Viola Davis later played a maid who works for a well-intentioned but cloistered housewife Far from Heaven in 2002 and also the mother of the title character in Antwone Fisher in the same year.

in the year 2008 and in the  film Doubt, Viola Davis played the mother of a young man who may have been molested by a Roman Catholic priest.Her performance in this film earned her Academy and Golden Globe award nominations for best supporting actress.

Viola also starred in the film The Help in the year 2011 and her performance earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe nods for best actress.

In February 2014, Davis was cast in Peter Nowalk’s pilot How to Get Away with Murder as the lead character.In 2015 she landed the role of a supporting actor in the film Blackhat and later in 2016 she featured in the hit film,Suicide Squad and also in the film Fences.

Viola Davis Husband

The talented actor, Davis married fellow actor Julius Tennon, in June 2003 and the two have a daughter whom they adopted as a newborn in October 2011.

Viola Davis Children

The talented actor, Davis and her actor husband Julius Tennon, have a daughter, Genesis, whom they adopted as a newborn in October 2011 and two other kids from Tennon’s previous marriage.

Viola Davis Awards

The talented actor has been awarded numerous awards for her performances which are as follows: For her work in film, she has won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.For her work in television she has won a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. For her work in theatre, she has won two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.She is also a three-time Academy Award nominee.

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