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Viola Davis is a Actor and Executive producer American born on 11 august 1965 at St. Matthews (USA)

Viola Davis

Viola Davis
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 august 1965 (54 years) at St. Matthews (USA)

Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. She won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Tonya in the original production of King Hedley II, and the 2010 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Rose Maxon in the revival of Fences. In 2014, she began starring as Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rimes ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, and in 2015 she became the first African American woman, as well as first Black woman of any nationality, to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The role also won her a SAG Award. In 2012, she was listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. In 2008, her performance as Mrs. Miller in the film Doubt earned her several nominations, including the Golden Globe, SAG Award, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her lead role as Aibileen Clark in the film The Help (2011), she received nominations for the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won a SAG Award. Her other films include Far from Heaven (2002), Antwone Fisher (2003), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013), Get on Up (2014) and the upcoming Suicide Squad (2016).

Biography

Davis married actor Julius Tennon in June 2003. They have a daughter, Genesis, whom they adopted as a newborn in October 2011. Davis is stepmother to Tennon's two sons from previous relationships.

Best films

Suicide Squad (2016)
(Actress)
Eat Pray Love (2010)
(Actress)
The Help (2011)
(Actress)
Prisoners (2013)
(Actress)
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
(Actress)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Viola Davis (45 films)

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The Suicide Squad
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis
Roles Amanda Waller

Le nouveau film DC Comics centré sur la Suicide Squad.
Widows
Widows (2018)
, 2h9
Directed by Steve McQueen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodríguez, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal
Roles Veronica
Rating68% 3.446483.446483.446483.446483.44648
Chicago. Alors qu'ils viennent de commettre un braquage chez le criminel Jamal Mannings en lui volant deux millions de dollars, le voleur de renom Henry Rawlins et son équipe sont tués dans une explosion lors d'une confrontation avec la police. La veuve de Rawlins, Veronica, reçoit la visite menaçante de Jamal, qui convoite le poste de conseiller municipal du South Side où il a comme adversaire Jack Mulligan, issu d'une famille de conseillers municipaux. Ayant besoin des deux millions pour financer sa campagne, Jamal contraint Veronica de réunir la somme en un mois. Un jour, elle découvre le carnet d'Henry contenant un plan détaillé d'un braquage pour un butin de cinq millions de dollars. Afin de mener à bien le plan pour rembourser de la dette, Veronica prend contact avec Alice, Linda et Amanda, les trois veuves des complices de son défunt mari pour l'assister. Seuls Alice et Linda viennent au lieu de rendez-vous. Alors qu'elle est chez Amanda pour lui parler, Veronica découvre le flacon d'un parfum qu'elle a offert à Henry et conclut qu'il a une liaison avec Amanda et qu'il est le père du nouveau-né de la jeune femme. Veronica, dévastée, quitte les lieux. Cette dernière charge Alice d'acquérir une fourgonnette achetée lors d'une vente aux enchères et trois pistolets Glock. Linda, quant à elle, doit déchiffrer le plan. Grâce à son amant occasionnel avec qui elle entretient une relation transactionnelle, Alice identifie le projet comme un coffre-fort dans la maison de Jack Mulligan.
Fences
Fences (2016)
, 2h19
Directed by Denzel Washington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Sports films, Théâtre, Baseball films, Films based on plays
Actors Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Lesley Boone
Roles Rose Maxson
Rating71% 3.5962553.5962553.5962553.5962553.596255
Dans les années 1950, à Pittsburgh, Troy Maxson, ancien joueur de la Negro League de baseball est devenu éboueur. Il vit avec son épouse Rose et son fils cadet Cory dans une maison qu'il a pu acheter avec une partie de l'indemnité de blessure de guerre de son frère Gabriel qui, blessé à la tête, est devenu un handicapé mental qui erre dans le quartier et qui est menacé d'internement. Son fils aîné, Lyons, n'arrive pas à se stabiliser, vivant de petits contrats de musique et devant subir les récriminations de son père.
Custody
Custody (2016)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ellen Burstyn, Dan Fogler, Tony Shalhoub
Roles Martha Schulman
Rating64% 3.208593.208593.208593.208593.20859
Les vies de trois femmes se croisent dans un tribunal aux affaires familiales... Sara Diaz, mère suspectée de maltraitance ; Alexandra Fisher, avocate ; Martha Schulman, juge au tribunal.
Suicide Squad, 2h3
Directed by David Ayer, Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne
Roles Amanda Waller
Rating59% 2.9986952.9986952.9986952.9986952.998695
Avec la mort de Superman, Amanda Waller, qui dirige le programme ARGUS, craint l'apparition du prochain méta-humain qui pourrait attaquer l'humanité. Pour prévenir cette possibilité, elle fait adopter le projet Task Force X (Force Spéciale X), visant à utiliser une équipe de criminels aux capacités hors normes pour répondre aux menaces, mais de façon non officielle. Elle a déjà plusieurs noms sur sa liste, comme le tireur d'élite Floyd Lawton / « Deadshot », capturé par Batman en lui rappelant la vie qu'il fait mener à sa fille Zoe, la psychopathe Harley Quinn, ancienne psychiatre de l'asile d'Arkham tombée sous le charme du Joker, arrêtée par Batman alors qu'elle était coincée dans une voiture qui coulait dans une rivière, le tueur monstrueux Waylon Jones, surnommé « Killer Croc », Digger Harkness, un voleur australien capturé par Flash alors qu'il dérobait des diamants et El Diablo, un gangster mexicain doué de pyrotechnie qui s'est rendu lui-même après avoir involontairement brûlé sa femme et ses enfants. Amanda Waller a déjà recruté le Colonel Rick Flag, soldat émérite. Lorsqu'elle présente le projet au Général Edwards, elle lui montre aussi les pouvoirs de l'Enchanteresse, un être mystique qui habite dans le corps de l'archéologue June Moon. Amanda Waller arrive à la contrôler car elle détient le cœur de la sorcière, et elle s'est arrangée pour faire en sorte que Rick Flag et June Moon deviennent amants afin de manipuler le soldat.
Lila & Eve
Lila & Eve (2015)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Shea Whigham, Andre Royo, Aml Ameen, Yolonda Ross
Roles Lila
Rating57% 2.8996752.8996752.8996752.8996752.899675
Lila (Viola Davis), whose son was murdered, joins a support group where she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), whose daughter died. Lila has difficulty getting satisfaction from the police, so Eve tells her she should find the killers herself. Lila is a single mother in Atlanta whose world comes to a grinding halt when her older son, Stephon (Aml Ameen) is killed when he is walking home one night and gets caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.
Blackhat
Blackhat (2015)
, 2h13
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Transport films, Sécurité informatique, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Chase films
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany, Tang Wei, Manny Montana, William Mapother
Roles Carol Barrett
Rating53% 2.698912.698912.698912.698912.69891
At a nuclear plant in Chai Wan, Hong Kong, a hacker causes the coolant pumps to overheat and explode. Not long after in Chicago, the Mercantile Trade Exchange gets hacked, causing soy futures to rise. The Chinese government and the FBI determine that the hack was caused by a Remote Access Tool (RAT). A military officer in China's cyber warfare unit, Captain Chen Dawai (Leehom Wang), is tasked to find the people responsible for the attacks, and enlists the aid of his sister Chen Lien (Tang Wei), a networking engineer. He meets with FBI Agent Carol Barrett (Viola Davis) in Los Angeles and reveals the code in the RAT was written by himself and Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), his college roommate, in their school days years before Hathaway was sent to prison for an unrelated hack. Dawai asks that the FBI arrange for Hathaway to be released from prison, where he is serving a sentence for computer crimes. Hathaway is offered temporary release in exchange for his services.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, 5h8
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Ciarán Hinds, William Hurt, Ryan Eggold
Roles Professor Lillian Friedman
Rating62% 3.149943.149943.149943.149943.14994
All three films follow the same time period, but are told from the differing perspectives of Conor Ludlow (James McAvoy) and Eleanor Rigby (Jessica Chastain), a young married couple living in New York. Him looks at their relationship from Conor's angle, while Her follows Eleanor's. Conor spends his days working in his restaurant while his wife Eleanor returns to college for further education. During the course of their daily lives, the couple encounters a life changing event that threatens the stability of their marriage.
Get on Up
Get on Up (2014)
, 2h18
Directed by Tate Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter
Roles Susie Brown
Rating68% 3.448253.448253.448253.448253.44825
The film opens in 1993 with James Brown walking through a darkened hallway as an audience chants his name. He hears the voices of people he knew throughout his life. The film then cuts to 1988 in Augusta, Georgia; James learns that his private bathroom in a strip mall he owns was used without his consent. As he confronts and then forgives the trespasser, he accidentally fires a shotgun, attracting the police.
Ender's Game, 1h54
Directed by Gavin Hood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about insects, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Moisés Arias, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld
Roles Major Gwen Anderson
Rating65% 3.2999853.2999853.2999853.2999853.299985
In the future, humanity is preparing to launch an attack on the homeworld of an alien race called the Formics who had attacked Earth and killed millions. Over the course of fifty years, gifted children are trained by the International Fleet to become commanders of a new fleet for this counter-attack.
Prisoners
Prisoners (2013)
, 2h33
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about suicide, Serial killer films, Auto-justice
Actors Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Viola Davis
Roles Nancy Birch
Rating80% 4.0493554.0493554.0493554.0493554.049355
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and his wife Grace (Maria Bello) attend a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of their friends, Franklin (Terrence Howard) and Nancy (Viola Davis) Birch. The children go for a walk in the neighborhood and approach a campervan that is parked outside a house nearby. There is music playing, which suggests there is somebody inside. After dinner, both families' younger daughters, Anna Dover and Joy Birch, go missing.
Beautiful Creatures, 2h4
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann
Roles Amma Treadeau
Rating60% 3.0474553.0474553.0474553.0474553.047455
In Gatlin, South Carolina, Ethan Wate awakens from a recurring dream of a girl he does not know. In voice-over narration, he describes his enjoyment of reading banned books, his despair of his small-town existence, and his dreams of leaving for college. Arriving for his first day of junior year, Ethan notices newcomer Lena Duchannes, who resembles the girl he has been dreaming about. The other students do not take kindly to her and spread gossip regarding Lena's reclusive uncle, Macon Ravenwood, and suggest that her family includes devil worshippers. Overhearing these whispers, Lena tenses, and the classroom windows shatter, amplifying the fears and suspicions of the class and the townspeople at large that she is a witch.
Won't Back Down, 2h1
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Films about school violence
Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Ned Eisenberg, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez
Roles Nona Alberts
Rating63% 3.1997353.1997353.1997353.1997353.199735
Two determined mothers, a car dealer/bartender (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and a teacher (Viola Davis), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and corruption from the teachers' union president (Holly Hunter) and the school's principal (Bill Nunn), they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
Love, Marilyn, 1h47
Directed by Liz Garbus
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities
Actors Elizabeth Banks, Marilyn Monroe, Lindsay Lohan, Evan Rachel Wood, Uma Thurman, Ben Foster
Roles Herself
Rating72% 3.6368053.6368053.6368053.6368053.636805
50 years after her death, two boxes of Marilyn Monroe's writings—diaries, poems and letters—were discovered in the home of Lee Strasberg, her acting coach. The film features dramatic readings of Marilyn Monroe's writings by actors, film critics, journalists and authors; and archival footage of Hollywood insiders who knew her or worked with her in various films or acting school.
The Help
The Help (2011)
, 2h26
Directed by Tate Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone
Roles Aibileen Clark
Rating80% 4.0499554.0499554.0499554.0499554.049955
In 1963 Jackson, Mississippi, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a black maid spending her life raising white children after the death of her only son from an industrial accident. She works for the Leefolt family, principally taking care of the children of Elizabeth Leefolt, a young woman gripped with postpartum depression who refuses to acknowledge her daughter except when disciplining her. Aibileen's best friend is Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer), an outspoken black maid who has long worked for Hilly Holbrook's (Bryce Dallas Howard) mother, Mrs. Walters (Sissy Spacek), to the point that they are very comfortable with each other. Minny's stormy temper is tolerated due to respect for her great cooking skills. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) is an independent thinking young white woman returning to the family plantation after graduating from the University of Mississippi to find that her beloved childhood maid, Constantine (Cicely Tyson), has quit while she was away. She is perplexed as she believes Constantine would not have left without writing her, and she eventually learns that Constantine was fired by Skeeter's mother Charlotte (Allison Janney).