Viola Davis is an American actress. Viola Davis is known primarily as a stage actress, and won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.
Viola Davis has received two Drama Desk Awards. She has also had roles in three films by Steven Soderbergh. Viola Davis is also the uncredited voice of the parole board interrogator in the first scene in Ocean`s Eleven and also gave brief performances in the films Kate & Leopold and Antwone Fisher.
Viola Davis television work includes: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Traveler. In 2008, Viola Davis played Mrs. Miller in the film Doubt with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. She was nominated for several awards for this performance.
In 2010, Viola Davis won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for Fences. She will act in It`s Kind of a Funny Story a coming-of-age film written and directed by Anna Boden.