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Viola Davis is an African-American actress and producer. Daughter of Mae Alice and Dan Davis, the actress has six siblings. Davis’ mother worked as a maid and factory worker, the actress’s father was a horse trainer. The actress was born on her grandmother’s farm in St. Matthews, South Carolina, and at two months old, the entire family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island. Davis graduated in Theater from Rhode Island College in 1988 and, in 1993, completed his postgraduate degree in Performing Arts from the Juilliard School.
In 1996, the actress joined the Screen Actors Guild and, in the same year, debuted in cinemas and on television. Davis played a nurse in the independent drama The Substance of Fire, also played a woman in the episode “Moby Greg” on the award-winning series NYPD Blue (1993 – 2005) and Mrs. Stapleton in the episode “Smack is Back” on the series New York Undercover ( 1994 – 1999).
Davis played Moselle in the dramatic comedy Out of Sight, Platoon Fanning in the comedy War Machine and Rosemary Allbright in Grace & Glorie, the films were released in 1998. In 2000, the actress played Celeste in the episode “Blast From The Past” of the first season of Judging Amy (1999 – 2005), Nurse Lynnette Peeler in the series City of Angels and, in the same year, she joined the cast of the drama Traffic as a Social Agent.
The actress played Robin in the romantic comedy The Shrink Is In and a police officer in the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold in 2001. On television, Davis played Dottie in the television film Amy & Isabelle, Dr. Eleanor Weiss in the episode “You Can Count On Me” from series Providence (1999 – 2002), participated in the episode “The Men from the Boys” of the series The Guardians (2001 – 2004) and Margo Rodriguez in the episode “Act Brave” of the series Third Watch (1999 – 2005).
In 2002, Davis played Sybil in the drama Far from Heaven, Eva May in the biographical drama Antwone Fisher and Gordon in the thriller Solaris. The actress participated in the television film Father Lefty in the same year and made a special appearance in the following series: Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Terry Randolph in the episode “Badge”, The Division as Dr. Georgia Davis in the episode “Remembrance” and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Attorney Campbell in the episode “The Execution of Catherine Willows”.
Viola Davis played Donna Emmett on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the actress’ character appeared in nine episodes between 2003 and 2008. In 2003, Davis participated in the episode “We the People” as Aisha Crenshaw from the series The Practice (1997 – 2004 ) and in the episode “Third Strike” as Stevie Morgan from the series Hack (2002 – 2004).
The following year, the actress played Hannah Crane in the series Century City, the series only had one season and was canceled by CBS due to low ratings. In 2005, Davis joined the cast of the drama Get Rich or Die Tryin’ as Grandma and the thriller Syriana as a CIA secretary and, on television, the actress played Victoria Rossi in the episode “Shock” in the series Threshold.
Davis played Molly Crane in the television films: Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005), Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006), Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006) and Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007). In 2006, the actress played Audrey Williams in the episode “White Balance” of the series Without a Trace (2002 – 2009) and Diane Barrino in the television film Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.
In the same year, Davis joined the cast of the drama The Architect as Tonya Nelly and the historical drama World Trade Center as the mother of a patient. The actress played Detective Parker in the thriller Disturbia in 2007 and, in the same year, participated in the television film Pit Fort and the series Traveler.
In 2008, Viola Davis played Ellen Snyder in the third season Brothers & Sisters episode “Double Negative”, Dr. Charlene Barton in the miniseries The Andromeda Strain, Jean in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe and Mrs. Miller in the drama Doubt.
Davis participated in the first season of the series United States of Tara as Lynda P. Frazier in 2009, the actress also played Ellen in the comedy-drama Madea Goes to Jail, Dr. Judith Franklin in the dramatic thriller State of Play and Mayor April Henry in the police action Law Abiding Citizen.
In 2010, the actress played Director George in the action Knight & Day, Delia in the romantic drama Eat, Pray, Love, Dr. Minerva in the romantic drama It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Gail Friedman in the thriller Trust. In 2011, Viola Davis played the protagonist Aibileen Clark in the drama The Help and played Abby Black in the drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Davis co-starred in the drama Won’t Back Down, the film was released in 2012 and the actress played Nona Alberts. The following year, the actress played Amma in the novel Beautiful Creatures, Mayor Anderson in the science fiction Ender’s Game and Nancy Birch in the thriller Prisoners.
In 2014, Viola Davis played Susie Brown in the biographical drama Get On Up and began playing lawyer Annalize Keating in the series How to Get Away With Murder. The series had six seasons, the last episode aired in May 2020.
The actress joined the cast of the thriller Blackhat as Carol Barrett in 2015 and, in the same year, played the protagonist Lila Walcott in the thriller Lila & Eve. In 2016, Davis played Amanda Waller in the superhero film Suicide Squad and Rose Maxson in the drama Fences.
The following year, the actress played Amanda Waller again in the superhero film Justice League and, in 2018, she played the protagonist Veronica Rawlings in the thriller Widows. In 2019, Davis joined the cast of the comedy drama Troop Zero as Rayleen.
Viola Davis participated in the documentary Giving Voice in 2020 and, in the same year, played the protagonist Ma Rainey in the drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In 2021, Davis returned to the role of Amanda Waller in the superhero film The Suicide Squad.
In 2022, Viola Davis played the protagonist Nanisca in the historical drama The Woman King and Amanda Waller in the superhero film Black Adam. The actress was cast to play Dr. Volumnia Gaul in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the film is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
Main programming Liberatum Festival
Lecture cycle at the Convention Center:
10am – Margareth Menezes and Gil Alves
1pm – Debbie Harry, Majur and Rob Roth
3pm – Viola Davis, Melanie Clark, Taís Araújo and Julius Tennon
5pm – Alton Mason, Hisan Silva, Pedro Batalha and Erika Hilton
8pm – Exclusive event for guests – Liberatum cultural honor award and gala for Alcione – Amado Restaurant
Lecture cycle at the Convention Center:
10am – Paulo Rogério and Tânia Neri
11:30 am – Edgar Azevedo, Paloma Elsesser and Teodoro
1pm – Seu Jorge, Rossy de Palma and Hiran
2:30 pm – Alan Soares, Monique Evelle, Maurício Mota and Nina Silva
4pm – Kehinde Wiley, Bernardo Conceição and Bruno Rocha
4pm – Show at Praça Cayru with:
Honor to Angela Bassett
Ground Zero Blues Club + Lazzo Matumbi
Ilê Aiyê and guests
Afrosinfonica invites Luedji Luna and Psirico
3pm – Wole Soyinka – National Museum of Afro-Brazilian Culture (Muncab).