Viola Davis

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  • Birth Name: Viola Davis
  • Birth Place: Saint Matthews, SC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/11/1965, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Postmortem: How to Get Away with Murder Boss Answers Our Burning Questions

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the series premiere of How to Get Away with Murder. Read at your own risk.]

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Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did How to Get Away With Murder Slay You?

Was How to Get Away with Murder totally killer? Or DOA?

Now that the third piece of the Shondaland #TGIT puzzle has premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and what you ...
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Beautiful Creatures: I Have A Petition
Won't Back Down: Phone Call From Tyler
Eat Pray Love: Love James Taylor

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Help (2010)
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Ender's Game
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Prisoners (2013)

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GMA 9/25: UVA Abduction Suspect Was Camping on Beach in Texas
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The View: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

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Year Title Description
2014 The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby Movie, Actor - Professor Friedman
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 Thank God It's Thursday on ABC TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 How to Get Away with Murder TV Show Series, Actor - Annalise Keating
2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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New Season Review: Going Along With Murder

If Grey's Anatomy is an oversexed St. Elsewhere, and Scandal a frenzied object lesson on how to put the woo-woo in The West Wing, then the latest Shondaland extravaganza, ABC's juicy legal melodrama How To Get Away With Murder (10/9c), is The Paper Chase on steroids. This instantly addictive thriller appears to have been written on... read more

Fall TV Editors' Picks: See Why You'll Be Addicted to How to Get Away with Murder

The apple doesn't fall far from the Shondaland tree.

From former Grey's Anatomy and Scandal writer Peter Nowalk comes How to Get Away with Murder, the third piece of ABC's #TGIT lineup and your sure-to-be new obsession. Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, an imposing criminal law professor who handpicks students to work at her firm. But things get a tad more complicated ...
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Hey New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Isn't an "Angry Black Woman"

 

The New York Times published an essay Friday that begins: "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography it should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.'"

And then it gets worse.

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Viola Davis: Most Roles Offered to Black Actresses Are “Mammy-ish”

Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish."

In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How to Get Away with Murder star says there simply aren't enough meaty roles being offered to black women in Hollywood — and, she adds, those given to Halle Berry and her Shondaland counterpartScandal's Kerry Washington, don't count.

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Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Is Quitting Acting?!

For Ellen Pompeo, there's really nowhere to go after Grey's Anatomy — at least as far as acting is concerned.

"I definitely don't have a strong desire to act after Grey's," Pompeo said at a BuzzFeed Brews event Wednesday. read more

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Charlie Rose - Rick Stengel and Kurt Andersen / Viola Davis (December 14, 2011)
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Charlie Rose - Peter Beinart; Viola Davis and Kenny Leon (June 8, 2010)
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