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Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA
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 Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker, was also a civil rights activist. Davis was educated at Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. Read more...

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Character: Nancy Birch

Prisoners 2013

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Character: Major Gwen Anderson

Ender's Game 2013

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Character: Susie Brown

Get on Up 2014

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Lead Actress in a Drama Series

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

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Character: Nona Alberts

Won't Back Down 2012

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Character: Aibileen Clark

The Help 2011

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011

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Character: Director George

Knight and Day 2010

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Character: Dr. Eden Minerva

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010

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Character: Dr. Judith Franklin

State of Play 2009

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Character: Tonya Neely

The Architect 2006

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Character: CIA Chairwoman

Syriana 2005

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Character: Eva May

Antwone Fisher 2002

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Character: Delia Shiraz

Eat Pray Love 2010

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Character: Rosemary Allbright

Grace & Glorie 1998

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Character: Carol Barrett

Blackhat 2015

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries / Winner

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015

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Character: Attorney Campbell

The Execution of Catherine Willows 2002

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Character: Dr. Charlene Barton

The Andromeda Strain 2008

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Character: Viola Davis

Touch of Evil 2011

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Character: Martha Schulman

Custody 2016

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Character: Lynda P. Frazier

Trouble Junction 0

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Character: Lynda P. Frazier

The Truth Hurts 0

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Character: Lynda P. Frazier

You Becoming You 0

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Character: Lynda P. Frazier

Dept. of F'd Up Family Services 0

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Character: Lynda P. Frazier

Explosive Diorama 0

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Character: Lynda P. Frazier

The Family Portrait 0

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Character: Victoria Rossi

Shock 0

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Character: Stevie Morgan

Third Strike 0

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Character: Terry Randolph

Badge 0

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Character: Suzanna Clemons' Attorney

The Men from the Boys 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

Pilot 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

The Retreat 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

New Haven 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

The Out 0

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The Tells 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

The Trader 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

The Reunion 0

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Character: Agent Jan Marlow

The Exchange 0

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Character: Dr. Georgia Davis

Remembrance 0

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