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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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)

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VIDEO: Get a First Look at ABC's Selfie, New Shonda Rhimes Drama and More New Fall Shows

ABC has released trailers for its new fall series, including the comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, as well as Shonda Rhimes' new drama How to Get Away with Murder. Check out the first looks below:

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Videos

Knight and Day
Beautiful Creatures: I Have A Petition
Beautiful Creatures: Kyle Gallner On W
The Help: I Got A Job Today

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

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The Buttercups
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Doubt
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Doubt
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Sen. John Kerry: Jonathan Alter, Author

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 How to Get Away with Murder TV Show Series, Actor - Annalise Dewitt
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

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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.

The sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller... read more

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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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

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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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