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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Viola Davis Lands Lead in ABC Pilot How to Get Away With Murder

Viola Davis has landed the leading role in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Brangelina, Zac Efron, Jim Carrey Among Academy Awards Presenters

The 86th Academy Awards is less than a week away and the night is proving to be more star-studded than ever.

On Monday, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the complete slate of stars who will be on stage to present alongside the previously announced Daniel Day-LewisJennifer LawrenceChristoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway -- last year's acting winners. 

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Does Shonda Rhimes Have the Solution to the Lack of Black Actresses on the Big Screen?

Where are all the black women in film? That's a question USA Today has asked several actresses after only one black woman was nominated for her a Golden Globe in any film category. The solution, perhaps, is a principle long ago adopted by Scandal and Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes.

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Videos

Law & Order: SVU
The Help - Clip - You Are Godless, Woman
Beautiful Creatures: Kyle Gallner On W
Nights In Rodanthe: Who Writes Letters

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Won't Back Down
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Help (2010)
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Beautiful Creatures
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Ender's Game

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The Buttercups
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Nicholas Kristof: Tuesday, 10/27
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Sen. John Kerry: Jonathan Alter, Author
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United States of Tara: The Family Portrait

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 86th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Ender's Game Movie, Actor - Major Anderson
2013 Beautiful Creatures Movie, Actor - Amma
2013 Prisoners Movie, Actor - Nancy Birch
2012 Teachers Rock TV Show Series, Appearing

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News

Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé Top BET Awards

Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé were the big winners at Sunday's BET Awards.

Kanye and Jay-Z's duo The Throne snagged the Best Group award and the Video of the Year award for their song "Otis." Beyoncé scored Best Female R&B Artist, as well as Video Director of the Year.

Check out the 2012 BET Awards red carpet arrivals

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Time Announces Its 100 Most Influential People List

Kristen Wiig, Claire Danes, Chelsea Handler and Jessica Chastain are among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

As part of the honor, each recipient's entry is written by a notable friend or colleague. Judd Apatow calls Wiig's breakout Bridesmaids performance "vulnerable, explosive and hilarious." read more

Oscars: Who Do You Want to Win?

It's time for the Oscars! Will The Artist make it a clean sweep and add a Best Picture statuette to its haul? Can underdogs ...
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Viola Davis Debuts New Wigless Look

Will best actress nominee Viola Davis be sporting her all-natural (and wigless!) look at Sunday's Academy Awards?

She will if her husband, Julius Tennon, has anything to do with it. read more

Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

Fun fact: No movie about movie-making has won Best Picture at the Oscars. Will The Artist break that tradition at the 84th Academy Awards? We'll have to wait until Sunday (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, ABC) to find out, but in the meantime, let's make some predictions. Check out the nominees here, print out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below.
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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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