Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, 1 Win

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. On television she currently stars in How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2018) created by Shonda Rhimes. 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.

Read Viola Davis by Silvia Bizio.