Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

Viola Davis has adopted a baby boy, People reports.

The Tony-winning actress, who received an Oscar nomination for 2008's Doubt, revealed the news Monday in her speech at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles. The boy's name is Genesis.

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Davis' The Help co-star, Octavia Spencer, also shared that Davis became a mother "like, two days ago" in her speech honoring the star.In August, Davis, 46, said at the premiere of The Help that she and her husband of eight years, Julius Tennon, were about to adopt a baby domestically.This is the first child for the couple. Tennon has two children from previous relationships.