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  • Viola Davis

    Born on August 11, 1965 in Saint Matthews, South Carolina

awards & nominations

The Help (2011)

Viola Davis as "Aibileen"

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Doubt (2008)

Viola Davis as "Mrs. Muller"

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Academy Award (2008) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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