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Viola Davis

Viola Davis


8/11/1965, Saint Matthews, South Carolina

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Viola Davis


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Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, a town in South Carolina. She came from a large family and was the second youngest of six children. Her family struggled financially during Davis's upbringing. She moved to Rhode Island at a young age, and as…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Viola was born in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, but grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

    • She is married and has two children with husband Julius Tennon who she has been married two since June 23, 2003.

    • She is 5'7" (1.70 m).

    • Viola Davis (quest stared as Audrey Williams in "Without a Trace" episode "White Balance") will co-star with Anthony LaPaglia (Jack Malone in "Without a Trace") in the up coming film "The Architect".

    • Viola won the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for 'Intimate Apparel.'

  • Quotes

    • Viola: (on why she's not inspired to direct) I can't deal with actors! I can't deal with myself. We're neurotic and miserable... I love doing what I'm doing, but while I'm doing it, I'm miserable.

    • Viola: We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.

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