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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 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.

Davis made her screen debut with a small role as a nurse in 1996's "The Substance of Fire". Guest spots followed in various TV shows and films, and in 2000 she won the role of Nurse Lynnette Peeler in "City of Angels". In 2001, Davis appeared on Broadway in the play, 'King Hedley II', for which she was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Davis has worked with Steven Soderbergh on three projects - "Traffic", "Solaris" and "Syriana". Other projects include "Far from Heaven", "Antwone Fisher" and "Disturbia". In 2008, she played Mrs. Miller in "Doubt", for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. In 2011, she won critical acclaim for her starring role as Aibileen Clark in the box-office hit "The Help".

Name: Viola Davis

Known for: The Help

BirthDay: 11, Aug ,1965

State of Play
2009
Law Abiding Cit
2009
Knight and Day
2010
Eat Pray Love
2010
The Help
2011
Extremely Loud
2011
Beautiful Creat
2013
Enders Game
2013
Prisoners
2013
Get on Up
2014
Blackhat
2015
Lila & Eve
2015

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