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

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How to Get Away With Murder (2014)

Viola Davis as "Professor Annalise Keating"

Annalise Keating (Oscar-nominated,Tony-winning actress Viola Davis) is a brilliant, charismatic and seductive professor of defense law, who teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. Unexpectedly, she and her students end up having to apply practical knowledge from the course when they become entangled in a murder plot that not only shakes the entire university to the core but also changes the course of each of their lives.

Golden Globe (2015) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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