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Viola Davis

Academy Award Winning Actress for Her Role in "Fences"; Emmy Award Winner for Her Role in "How To Get Away With Murder;" Hunger Is Ambassador

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 Viola Davis Biography

Classically trained, award-winning actor, Viola Davis has conquered every medium from stage to television to film. From her Tony Award-winning performances in “King Hedley II” and “Fences” to her Academy Award-nominated performances in “The Help” and “Doubt,” Davis has burst through every barrier to become one of the most accomplished and celebrated actors today.

Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. Davis' film breakthrough came in 2008 when her supporting role in the drama Doubt earned her several nominations, including the Golden Globe, SAG, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In “The Help,” Davis captivated audiences and critics alike with her portrayal of Aibileen Clark. Davis earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Leading Role, a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress, and was also nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and British Academy Film Award. The film also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and a Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble.

For her role of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences, Davis won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, SAG Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Other notable films include “Beautiful Creatures,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “Knight and Day” with Tom Cruise, and “Eat Pray Love” starring opposite Julia Roberts and “Get on Up” the story of James Brown’s rise from poverty to fame. Davis also played Amanda Waller in 2016's "Suicide Squad."

For her portrayal of lawyer Annalise Keating in Shonda Rhimes-produced series, “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC, Davis won two SAG Awards in 2015 and 2016 and became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015.

Rising out of "the absolute epitome of poverty," Davis fell in love with theater early in high school as a form of escape. Her passion and growing abilities for acting would pay off with a full scholarship to the Young Peoples School of the Performing Arts before attending the prestigious Julliard School for four years. In 1996, Davis hit the acting trifecta by earning roles on Broadway (“Seven Guitars”), TV (“NYPD Blue”), and film (“The Substance of Fire”).

Equally passionate is her dedication to ensure that women of color are part of the narrative, on all artistic platforms. On raising the profiles and stories of young women of color, Davis says, "I want to do what Cicely Tyson did to me... she allowed me to have the visual of what it means to dream." It's this type of ideology and commitment that TIME saw when they named Davis as "one of the most influential people of 2012 and 2017.

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  • An inspirational voice who discusses her career and how overcoming adversities and preconceived restrictions have contributed to becoming a stronger woman.

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Viola Davis

Academy Award Winning Actress for Her Role in "Fences"; Emmy Award Winner for Her Role in "How To Get Away With Murder;" Hunger Is Ambassador

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Viola Davis Biography

Classically trained, award-winning actor, Viola Davis has conquered every medium from stage to television to film. From her Tony Award-winning performances in “King Hedley II” and “Fences” to her Academy Award-nominated performances in “The Help” and “Doubt,” Davis has burst through every barrier to become one of the most accomplished and celebrated actors today.

Davis began her career on stage and won an Obie Award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. Davis' film breakthrough came in 2008 when her supporting role in the drama Doubt earned her several nominations, including the Golden Globe, SAG, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In “The Help,” Davis captivated audiences and critics alike with her portrayal of Aibileen Clark. Davis earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Leading Role, a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress, and was also nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and British Academy Film Award. The film also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and a Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble.

For her role of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences, Davis won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, SAG Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Other notable films include “Beautiful Creatures,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” “Knight and Day” with Tom Cruise, and “Eat Pray Love” starring opposite Julia Roberts and “Get on Up” the story of James Brown’s rise from poverty to fame. Davis also played Amanda Waller in 2016's "Suicide Squad."

For her portrayal of lawyer Annalise Keating in Shonda Rhimes-produced series, “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC, Davis won two SAG Awards in 2015 and 2016 and became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015.

Rising out of "the absolute epitome of poverty," Davis fell in love with theater early in high school as a form of escape. Her passion and growing abilities for acting would pay off with a full scholarship to the Young Peoples School of the Performing Arts before attending the prestigious Julliard School for four years. In 1996, Davis hit the acting trifecta by earning roles on Broadway (“Seven Guitars”), TV (“NYPD Blue”), and film (“The Substance of Fire”).

Equally passionate is her dedication to ensure that women of color are part of the narrative, on all artistic platforms. On raising the profiles and stories of young women of color, Davis says, "I want to do what Cicely Tyson did to me... she allowed me to have the visual of what it means to dream." It's this type of ideology and commitment that TIME saw when they named Davis as "one of the most influential people of 2012 and 2017.

Viola Davis Videos

  • Viola Davis speaks to MeToo moment at LA Women's March
  • Viola Davis Says Jared Leto Sent the Cast of "Suicide Squad" a ...
  • Viola Davis on 'How to Get Away with Murder'

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Viola Davis Speaking Topics

  • The Journey of a Hero

  • An inspirational voice who discusses her career and how overcoming adversities and preconceived restrictions have contributed to becoming a stronger woman.

FAQs on booking Viola Davis

  • How to book Viola Davis?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Viola Davis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Viola Davis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Viola Davis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Viola Davis?
    Booking fees for Viola Davis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Viola Davis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Viola Davis?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Viola Davis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Viola Davis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Viola Davis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Viola Davis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Viola Davis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Viola Davis for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Viola Davis generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gabrielle Union, Ava DuVernay, Geena Davis, Randi Zuckerberg and Ashley Judd. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Viola Davis for an upcoming event.

Viola Davis Speaker Videos

  • Viola Davis speaks to MeToo moment at LA Women's March
    Viola Davis Says Jared Leto Sent the Cast of "Suicide Squad" a ...
  • Viola Davis on 'How to Get Away with Murder'
    Viola Davis Gives Powerful Speech About Diversity and Opportunity
  • Viola Davis at the YWCA Inspire Luncheons
    Viola Davis Talks Hunger Is Initiative at Power of Women

Viola Davis Speaking Topics

  • The Journey of a Hero

  • An inspirational voice who discusses her career and how overcoming adversities and preconceived restrictions have contributed to becoming a stronger woman.

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