STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 382 this week

Viola Davis (I)


Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), a maid and factory worker, was also a civil rights ... See full bio »

'The Kissing Booth' Star Reveals His Acting Idol

IMDb STARmeter Award winner Jacob Elordi shares the actor, shows, and movies that inspire him.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 13 images
updated 1 week ago
 
a list of 179 people
updated 3 months ago
 
a list of 12 images
updated 3 months ago
 
a list of 9 images
updated 6 months ago
 
a list of 112 people
updated 9 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 people
created 31 Mar 2015
 
a list of 34 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 36 people
created 01 Jan 2016
 
a list of 32 people
created 22 Jul 2015
 
a list of 34 images
created 27 Oct 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Viola Davis's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 84 wins & 114 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fences Rose Maxson
(2016)
The Help Aibileen Clark
(2011)
Suicide Squad Amanda Waller
(2016)
Glaubensfrage Mrs. Miller
(2008)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (79 credits)
 2014-2018 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Annalise Keating
- I Want to Love You Until the Day I Die (2018) ... Annalise Keating
- I Got Played (2018) ... Annalise Keating
- We Can Find Him (2018) ... Annalise Keating
- It Was the Worst Day of My Life (2018) ... Annalise Keating
- It's Her Kid (2018) ... Annalise Keating
 2018 Widows - Tödliche Witwen
Veronica
 2018 Scandal (TV Series)
Annalise Keating
- Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself (2018) ... Annalise Keating
 2017 American Koko (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Stig (2017) ... Narrator
- Keyser Soze (2017) ... Narrator
- The Trouble with Aunt Jemima (2017) ... Narrator
- Asians Can Drive (2017) ... Narrator
- Pleasure or Pain (2017) ... Narrator
 2016 Fences
Rose Maxson
 2016 Suicide Squad
Amanda Waller
 2016/I Custody
Martha Schulman
 2015 Blackhat
Carol Barrett
 2014 Get on Up
Susie Brown
 2014 Das Verschwinden der Eleanor Rigby
Professor Friedman
 2013 Ender's Game - Das große Spiel
Major Gwen Anderson
 2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
Professor Lillian Friedman
 2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
Professor Lillian Friedman
 2013 Prisoners
Nancy Birch
 2013 Sofia die Erste - Auf einmal Prinzessin (TV Series)
Helen Hanshaw
- The Buttercups (2013) ... Helen Hanshaw (voice)
 2012 Um Klassen besser
Nona Alberts
 2011 Extrem laut & unglaublich nah
Abby Black
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Vengeful Caretaker
 2011 The Help
Aibileen Clark
 2010 The Unforgiving Minute (Short)
Narrator
 2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story
Dr. Eden Minerva
 2010/I Trust - Blindes Vertrauen
Gail Friedman
 2010 Eat Pray Love
Delia Shiraz
 2010 Knight and Day
Director George
 2010 Taras Welten (TV Series)
Lynda P. Frazier
- The Family Portrait (2010) ... Lynda P. Frazier
- Explosive Diorama (2010) ... Lynda P. Frazier
- Dept. of F'd Up Family Services (2010) ... Lynda P. Frazier
- You Becoming You (2010) ... Lynda P. Frazier
- The Truth Hurts (2010) ... Lynda P. Frazier
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short)
Hortense Johnson - Arsenal Worker (voice)
 2009 Gesetz der Rache
Mayor
 2009 State of Play - Stand der Dinge
Dr. Judith Franklin
 2009 Madea Goes to Jail
Ellen
 2008 The Andromeda Strain (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Charlene Barton
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Dr. Charlene Barton
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Dr. Charlene Barton
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Dr. Charlene Barton
 2008/I Glaubensfrage
Mrs. Miller
 2003-2008 Law & Order: New York (TV Series)
Donna Emmett
- Retro (2008) ... Donna Emmett
- Cold (2008) ... Donna Emmett
- Cage (2006) ... Donna Emmett
- Doubt (2004) ... Donna Emmett
- Birthright (2004) ... Donna Emmett
 2008 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Ellen Snyder
- Double Negative (2008) ... Ellen Snyder
 2007 Fort Pit (TV Movie)
 2007 Traveler (TV Series)
Agent Jan Marlow
- The Exchange (2007) ... Agent Jan Marlow
- The Reunion (2007) ... Agent Jan Marlow
- The Trader (2007) ... Agent Jan Marlow
- The Tells (2007) ... Agent Jan Marlow
- The Out (2007) ... Agent Jan Marlow
 2007 Jesse Stone: Alte Wunden (TV Movie)
Molly Crane
 2007 Disturbia - Auch Killer haben Nachbarn
Detective Parker
 2006 Laws of Chance (TV Series)
Rebecca
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Rebecca
 2006 Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie)
Diane Barrino
 2006 World Trade Center
Mother in Hospital
 2006 Without a Trace - Spurlos verschwunden (TV Series)
Audrey Williams
- White Balance (2006) ... Audrey Williams
 2006 Jesse Stone: Totgeschwiegen (TV Movie)
Molly Crane
 2006 The Architect
Tonya Neely
 2006 Jesse Stone: Knallhart (TV Movie)
Molly Crane
 2005 Syriana
CIA Chairwoman (uncredited)
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Grandma
 2005 Nemesis - Der Angriff (TV Series)
Victoria Rossi
- Shock (2005) ... Victoria Rossi
 2005 Jesse Stone: Eiskalt (TV Movie)
Molly Crane
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
Hannah Crane
- Only You (2004) ... Hannah Crane
- The Face Was Familiar (2004) ... Hannah Crane
- Without a Tracer (2004) ... Hannah Crane
- Sweet Child of Mine (2004) ... Hannah Crane
- The Haunting (2004) ... Hannah Crane
 2003 Practice - Die Anwälte (TV Series)
Aisha Crenshaw
- We the People (2003) ... Aisha Crenshaw
 2003 Die Straßen von Philadelphia (TV Series)
Stevie Morgan
- Third Strike (2003) ... Stevie Morgan
 2002 Father Lefty (TV Movie)
 2002 Solaris
Gordon
 2002 CSI: Vegas (TV Series)
Attorney Campbell
- The Execution of Catherine Willows (2002) ... Attorney Campbell
 2002 Antwone Fisher
Eva May
 2002 Dem Himmel so fern
Sybil
 2002 Lady Cops - Knallhart weiblich (TV Series)
Dr. Georgia Davis
- Remembrance (2002) ... Dr. Georgia Davis
 2002 Criminal Intent - Verbrechen im Visier (TV Series)
Terry Randolph
- Badge (2002) ... Terry Randolph
 2001 Kate & Leopold
Policewoman
 2001 Third Watch - Einsatz am Limit (TV Series)
Margo Rodriguez
- Act Brave (2001) ... Margo Rodriguez
 2001 The Guardian - Retter mit Herz (TV Series)
Suzanna Clemons' Attorney
- The Men from the Boys (2001) ... Suzanna Clemons' Attorney
 2001 Providence (TV Series)
Dr. Eleanor Weiss
- You Can Count on Me (2001) ... Dr. Eleanor Weiss
 2001 Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie)
Dottie
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- Pick and Roll Over (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- SWAT's Happening (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- Smoochas Gracias (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- Saving Faces (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
- The Lone Free Ranger (2000) ... Nurse Lynnette Peeler
 2000 Traffic - Die Macht des Kartells
Social Worker
 2000 Für alle Fälle Amy (TV Series)
Celeste
- Blast from the Past (2000) ... Celeste
 1998 Miss Apprehension and Squirt
Sharon Hughes
 1998 Grace & Glorie (TV Movie)
Rosemary Allbright
 1998 Out of Sight
Moselle
 1998 Krieg im Pentagon (TV Movie)
Sgt. Fanning
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Mrs. Stapleton
- Smack Is Back (1996) ... Mrs. Stapleton
 1996 New York Cops - NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Woman
- Moby Greg (1996) ... Woman
 1996 The Substance of Fire
Nurse
Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (124 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: King Hedley II. Drama. Written by August Wilson. Waltz choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. Directed by Marion McClinton. Virginia Theatre: 1 May 2001- 1 Jul 2001 (72 performances + 24 previews that began on 10 Apr 2001). Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell (as "King"), Leslie Uggams (as "Ruby"), Charles Brown (as "Elmore"), Viola Davis (... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Reese Witherspoon, who I love by the way, can say: "I use my own money for my movies". I don't have Reese Witherspoon money. As much as I'm on the A-list, it still requires a big white male or female star for me to even get a movie deal. And I'm not saying that with a lack of gratitude for the position I'm in now. I'm not complaining. It's absolutely an honest observation. There are very few ... See more »

Trivia:

Grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Her family moved there when she was 2-months old. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays longsuffering mothers (e.g. Doubt, Antwone Fisher, Get on Up, Fences) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed