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Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965 in St. Matthews, South Carolina) is an American actress of screen and stage.

She earned acclaim and Oscar nominations for her roles in Doubt and The Help. She starred as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on Shonda Rhimes' ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first Black actor to ever win the award, and played Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad. Her role in the film adaptation of Fences earned her an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

She is the first Black actor to achieve the "Triple Crown of acting" – an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony in the competitive acting categories. In 2021, she received another Oscar nomination for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, becoming the second-most Oscar-nominated Black actor (behind Denzel Washington) and the first one with two Best Actress nominations. In 2023, she became the third Black woman and 18th person overall to attain EGOT status when she won a Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording for Finding Me.


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