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Viola Davis

  • Birthplace: St. Matthews, South Carolina
  • Birthday: August 11

Celebrated actress Viola Davis portrays alluring, tough and morally compromised law professor Annalise Keating in the ABC legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder.

The two-time Tony winner and two-time Oscar nominee is widely recognized for her work in such notable films as The Help and Doubt. Davis may also be seen in such popular television series as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and United States of Tara.

Davis said that she loves the fact that Murder's Annalise is "mysterious" and that viewers will not easily discern exactly who she is early on in the series.

Celebrated actress Viola Davis portrays alluring, tough and morally compromised law professor Annalise Keating in the ABC legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder.

The two-time Tony winner and two-time Oscar nominee is widely recognized for her work in such notable films as The Help and Doubt. Davis may also be seen in such popular television series as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and United States of Tara.

Davis said that she loves the fact that Murder's Annalise is "mysterious" and that viewers will not easily discern exactly who she is early on in the series.

“She’s messy. She’s a woman. She’s sexual. She’s vulnerable," she continued. "I feel extremely fortunate that I am alive and still active, and this role came to me at this point in my life.”

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins2 Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2016

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2015

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