Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Highest Rated: 100% Giving Voice (2020)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Architect (2006)

Birthday: Aug 11, 1965

Birthplace: Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA

Viola Davis' powerful and emotional performances in such plays as "Intimate Apparel" and "King Hedley II" made her a formidable presence on the American theater scene in the late 1990s and 2000s. Her profile in film and on television was somewhat lower at the time, though she worked steadily in supporting parts for directors ranging from Steven Soderbergh with "Out of Sight" (1998) and "Solaris" (2002) and Oliver Stone with "World Trade Center (2006), as well as in countless television series. Her turn as the morally ambiguous mother of a sexually abused student in "Doubt" (2008) gained near-universal acclaim from critics, as did her turn as a strong-willed Civil Rights-era maid in the smash hit "The Help" (2011). Her mainstream breakthrough came as Dr. Annalise Keating in the Shonda Rhimes-produced hit series "How To Get Away With Murder" (ABC 2014- ), for which she became the first African-American actress to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy. She then went on to major box office success as one of the stars of the DC Comics anti-hero spectacular "Suicide Squad" (2016), and won the Academy award for Best actress for her starring role in Denzel Washington's August Wilson adaptation "Fences" (2016). With each new role Davis demonstrated an impressive range that assured her considerable talent would be given the opportunity to shine for years to come.

Highest rated movies

Giving Voice
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The Woman King
Fences
Widows
The Suicide Squad
Far From Heaven
State of Play

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Dr. Volumnia Gaul (Character) - 2023
94% 99% The Woman King Nanisca (Character),
Producer
$36.2M 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event Self - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Adam Amanda Waller (Character) - 2021
39% 74% The Unforgivable Liz Ingram (Character) - 2021
90% 82% The Suicide Squad Amanda Waller (Character) $55.8M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meryl Streep: The Winner Takes it All Unknown (Character) - 2021
100% 71% Giving Voice Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
97% 72% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Ma Rainey (Character) - 2020
76% 77% On Broadway Self $82.3K 2019
68% 76% Troop Zero Miss Rayleen (Character) - 2019
80% No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Florida Evans (Character) - 2019
100% 98% Emanuel Producer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of Sugar Narrator - 2019
91% 61% Widows Veronica (Character) $42.4M 2018
60% 44% Custody Martha Schulman (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
92% 75% Fences Rose Maxson (Character) $57.6M 2016
26% 58% Suicide Squad Amanda Waller (Character) - 2016
40% 41% Lila & Eve Lila Walcott (Character),
Executive Producer
$37.9K 2015
33% 24% Blackhat Carol Barrett (Character) $7.8M 2015
80% 68% Get On Up Susie Brown (Character) $30.5M 2014
No Score Yet 61% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Professor Lillian Friedman (Character) $585.6K 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Professor Lillian Friedman (Character) - 2013
66% 51% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Professor Lillian Friedman (Character) $511.7K 2013
62% 65% Ender's Game Maj. Gwen Anderson (Character) $61.7M 2013
81% 87% Prisoners Nancy Birch (Character) $61.0M 2013
47% 54% Beautiful Creatures Amma (Character) $19.4M 2013
35% 61% Won't Back Down Nona Alberts (Character) $5.2M 2012
45% 61% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Abby Black (Character) $31.8M 2011
76% 89% The Help Aibileen (Character) $169.7M 2011
79% 65% Trust Gail Friedman (Character) $58.2K 2010
58% 65% It's Kind of a Funny Story Dr. Eden Minerva (Character) $6.4M 2010
36% 42% Eat Pray Love Delia Shiraz (Character) $80.6M 2010
52% 49% Knight and Day Director George (Character) $76.4M 2010
26% 75% Law Abiding Citizen Mayor (Character) $73.3M 2009
84% 73% State of Play Dr. Judith Franklin (Character) $37.0M 2009
29% 96% Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail Ellen (Character) $90.5M 2009
79% 78% Doubt Mrs. Muller (Character) $33.4M 2008
30% 52% Nights in Rodanthe Jean (Character) $41.8M 2008
No Score Yet 68% Jesse Stone: Sea Change Molly Crane (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 75% The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale Diane Barrino (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 65% Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Molly Crane (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 67% Jesse Stone: Night Passage Molly Crane (Character) - 2006
11% 27% The Architect Tonya Neeley (Character) $12.6K 2006
No Score Yet 67% Stone Cold Molly Crane (Character) - 2005
17% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Grandma (Character) $31.0M 2005
78% 86% Antwone Fisher Eva (Character) $21.1M 2002
66% 59% Solaris Gordon (Character) $15.0M 2002
87% 80% Far From Heaven Sybil (Character) $15.9M 2002
No Score Yet 45% Amy and Isabelle Dottie (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 46% The Shrink Is In Robin (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 86% The Pentagon Wars Sgt. Fanning (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace & Glorie Rosemary Allbright (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 40% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2014-2015 2017-2018 2020 2022
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016 2018 2021-2022
41% 56% The First Lady Michelle Obama (Character),
Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2015 2017 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2020 2022
100% 82% Dear... Self 2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 100% 60 Minutes Unknown (Character),
Guest
2020-2021
No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Executive Producer 2020
88% 86% How to Get Away With Murder Professor Annalise Keating (Character) 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity IOU Self 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet In a Man's World Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet 75% The Last Defense Executive Producer 2018
93% 73% Scandal Annalise Keating (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012-2013 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% Sofia the First Helen Hanshaw (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Guest 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
85% 86% United States of Tara Lynda P. Frazier (Guest Star) 2010
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Donna Emmett (Guest Star) 2003-2004 2008
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Ellen Snyder (Guest Star) 2008
44% No Score Yet Traveler Agent Jan Marlow (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
44% No Score Yet Threshold Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Century City Hannah Crane (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Attorney Campbell (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Nurse Lynette Peeler (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Shorts: Poof! and a Voice to Be Reckoned With Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Woman (Guest Star) 1996