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Viola Davis

Viola Davis

58 years old. Born in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA on 11th August 1965.
You've seen -- of her 67 trackable films

Viola Davis is an Oscar and Bafta winning actress with a career spanning 28 years, from 1996 to 2024, starting at the age of 31. Her first film was The Substance of Fire and her latest film will be Kung Fu Panda 4. A lot of her work has been in the Drama and Thriller genres.

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Upcoming Films (5)

Film Year Runtime Status Options
Operation Othello poster Operation Othello
- Completed
G20 - Post-Production
I Almost Forgot About You
- Pre-Production
Two Butterflies
- In Development
Small Great Things
- In Development

Released Films (62)

Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
Kung Fu Panda 4 poster Kung Fu Panda 4 2024 1h 34m
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes poster The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
as Dr. Volumnia Gaul
2023 2h 37m
Air poster Air 2023 1h 52m
Black Adam poster Black Adam 2022 2h 5m
The Woman King poster The Woman King 2022 2h 15m
The Unforgivable poster The Unforgivable 2021 1h 52m
The Suicide Squad poster The Suicide Squad 2021 2h 12m
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom poster Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 2020 1h 34m
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" poster Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" 2019 1h 30m
A Touch of Sugar poster A Touch of Sugar 2019 -
Troop Zero poster Troop Zero 2019 1h 34m
Widows poster Widows 2018 2h 9m
Fences poster Fences 2016 2h 19m
Suicide Squad poster Suicide Squad 2016 2h 3m
Custody poster Custody 2016 1h 44m
Lifetime Movie Club Apple TV Channel
Lifetime Movie Club Amazon Channel
Kino Film Collection
Lila & Eve poster Lila & Eve 2015 1h 34m
Plex Channel
Blackhat poster Blackhat 2015 2h 13m
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her poster The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her 2013 1h 40m
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him poster The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him 2013 1h 29m
Get on Up poster Get on Up 2014 2h 19m
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them poster The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them 2014 1h 59m
Ender's Game poster Ender's Game 2013 1h 54m
Prisoners poster Prisoners
as Nancy Birch
2013 2h 33m
Beautiful Creatures poster Beautiful Creatures 2013 2h 4m
Won't Back Down poster Won't Back Down 2012 2h 1m
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close poster Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 2h 9m
Touch of Evil poster Touch of Evil 2011 12m
The Help poster The Help 2011 2h 26m
It's Kind of a Funny Story poster It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 1h 42m
Trust poster Trust 2010 1h 44m
Eat Pray Love poster Eat Pray Love 2010 2h 13m
Knight and Day poster Knight and Day 2010 1h 49m
Beyond All Boundaries poster Beyond All Boundaries 2009 -
Law Abiding Citizen poster Law Abiding Citizen 2009 1h 49m
State of Play poster State of Play 2009 2h 7m
Madea Goes to Jail poster Madea Goes to Jail 2009 1h 43m
Nights in Rodanthe poster Nights in Rodanthe 2008 1h 37m
Doubt poster Doubt 2008 1h 44m
Jesse Stone: Sea Change poster Jesse Stone: Sea Change 2007 1h 28m
Disturbia poster Disturbia 2007 1h 45m
The Architect poster The Architect
as Tonya Neely
2006 1h 22m
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story poster Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 2006 1h 28m
World Trade Center poster World Trade Center 2006 2h 9m
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise poster Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise 2006 1h 27m
Jesse Stone: Night Passage poster Jesse Stone: Night Passage 2006 1h 29m
Syriana poster Syriana 2005 2h 8m
Get Rich or Die Tryin' poster Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 1h 57m
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold poster Jesse Stone: Stone Cold 2005 1h 27m
Antwone Fisher poster Antwone Fisher 2002 2h
Solaris poster Solaris 2002 1h 39m
Far from Heaven poster Far from Heaven 2002 1h 47m
Kate & Leopold poster Kate & Leopold 2001 1h 58m
Ocean's Eleven poster Ocean's Eleven 2001 1h 56m
The Shrink Is In poster The Shrink Is In 2001 1h 27m
Plex Channel
Amy & Isabelle poster Amy & Isabelle 2001 1h 40m
Traffic poster Traffic 2000 2h 27m
Grace & Glorie poster Grace & Glorie 1998 1h 38m
Plex Channel
Hallmark Movies Now Apple TV Channel
Out of Sight poster Out of Sight 1998 2h 3m
The Pentagon Wars poster The Pentagon Wars 1998 1h 44m
The Substance of Fire poster The Substance of Fire 1996 1h 37m
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree 2014 -
Miss Apprehension and Squirt 1998 -

Regularly Credited With

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Julius Tennon
8 films together
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George Clooney
5 films together
Jessica Chastain's profile
Jessica Chastain
5 films together
Tom Selleck's profile
Tom Selleck
4 films together
Kohl Sudduth
Kohl Sudduth
4 films together
Stephen McHattie's profile
Stephen McHattie
4 films together
Vito Rezza's profile
Vito Rezza
4 films together
John Beale
John Beale
4 films together
Brad Pitt's profile
Brad Pitt
3 films together


Her Top Genres 1
27% Drama
+ 188 more
Her Top Years
9% 2013
+ 23 more
Top Character Types
50% Judge
+ 1 more
Role Type
50% Lead
+ 2 more

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Viola Davis FAQ

How old is Viola Davis?

58 years old.

When was Viola Davis born?

11th August 1965

Where was Viola Davis born?

Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA

How tall is Viola Davis?

165 centimeters, or 5 feet 5 inches

What is Viola Davis known for?
Has Viola Davis won an Oscar?

Yes, she has won an Oscar for the film Fences (2016)

Has Viola Davis won a BAFTA?

Yes, she has won a BAFTA for the film Fences (2016)

What ethnicity is Viola Davis?

She is Black.