Viola Davis: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actress
  • Sign : Leo
  • Date of birth : Wednesday, August 11, 1965 (age: 55)
  • Country: United States

Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965 in South Carolina. Born in a poor family of six children, she had a difficult childhood. She took refuge in theater, which she studied with passion at the university before joining the prestigious Juilliard School. At the same time, she had opportunities in television and theater. She started both careers before being spotted by Steven Soderbergh. He first recruited her for Out of Reach, with George Clooney, and then made her star in several of his films: Traffic (2000) and Solaris (2002) which he directed, and Syriana (2005) which he produced.

With a certain notoriety, Viola Davis reaches the recognition of the film industry with her interpretation of the character of Mrs. Miller in Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. She gave her full measure, facing actors of the first rank, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep.

Her other great role will be that of Aibileen Clark, in The Color of Feelings. Moreover, she was nominated in 2012 for the Oscar and the Golden Globe for best actress. Happiness never comes alone, the actress has, in the wake, adopted with her husband, the actor Julius Tennon, a baby girl named Genesis. She continues to play a series of roles in movies but also on TV, especially in police series such as New York Criminal Section, FBI: Missing … In January 2017, at the Golden Globes, she won the award for best supporting actress for her performance in Fences. On February 26, 2017, she did it again and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

On April 26, 2021, she was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Ma Rainey’s Blues.

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