* TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Drama Desk – Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play
Outer Critics Circle – Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play
Drama League Awards – Nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
This is Ms. Davis’ second TONY Award Nomination. She has been the winner of the 2001 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in King Hedley II; 2004 Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel; 1996 Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in Seven Guitars.
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VIOLA DAVIS (Rose) won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in August Wilson’s King Hedley II. She was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics Choice Awards and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for Doubt. Broadway: August Wilson’s Seven Guitars (Tony, Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World Awards). Roundabout: Intimate Apparel (Drama Desk, Drama League, Obie, Audelco Awards). Public: Everybody’s Ruby (Obie, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Featured Actress), Pericles, As You Like It. Off-Broadway: God’s Heart (LCT). Regional: ACT, Sundance Theatre Institute, Trinity Rep, Goodman, Guthrie, Huntington Theatres. Film: Law Abiding Citizen, State of Play, Nights in Rodanthe, Disturbia, The Architect, Get Rich or Die Trying, Out of Sight, Solaris, Traffic and Antwone Fisher Story (Independent Spirit Award nomination). Upcoming films include Eat, Pray, Love; Trust; Knight & Day, It’s Kind of a Funny Story. TV: “The United States of Tara,” “Stone Cold,” “The Andromeda Strain,” “Traveler,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Without a Trace,” “Amy and Isabelle,” “Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story,” “Century City,” and “City of Angels.” Viola presently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Julius Tennon.
Clip from FENCES
Watch ‘Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in FENCES on Good Morning America’:CLICK HERE
Read ‘August Calls. Viola Davis, back home with FENCES,’ from NY Magazine: CLICK HERE
“A MASTERPIECE. DYNAMITE! A SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT. When you walk out of the theater, you’ll be so wrapped up in August Wilson’s world that a long time will go by before you find your way back into your own. VIOLA DAVIS is SOMETHING ELSE. Her performance goes straight into the scrapbook of stage performances from which you learn how BRUTALLY TRUE TO LIFE GREAT ACTING CAN BE.” – Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout
[Pictured: Viola Davis (Rose Maxson)]
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