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Viola Davis

Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina) attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, began her career on stage. Her film breakthrough came in Doubt (2008) directed by John Patrick Shanley, where she played a supporting role opposite Meryl Streep. She then starred with Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard in The Help (2011) directed by Tate Taylor from the novel by Kathryn Stockett. She played Amanda Waller/White Queen in DC Comics Suicide Squad (2016), starred in Fences (2016) directed by Denzel Washington from the 1983 play by August Wilson, Widows (2018) directed by Steve McQueen, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) directed by George C. Wolfe from the play by August Wilson, The Unforgivable (2021) with Sandra Bullock, The Woman King (2022) by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

On television, she starred in How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2020) created by Shonda Rhimes.

Read Viola Davis by Silvia Bizio.

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