Viola Davis

1965 - Today

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Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. The recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the only African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017, and in 2020, The New York Times ranked her ninth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century.Davis began her career in Central Falls, Rhode Island, appearing in small theater productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viola Davis has received more than 14,108,814 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Viola Davis is the 990th most popular actor (down from 969th in 2019), the 1,860th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,838th in 2019) and the 489th most popular American Actor.

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  • 58

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  • 4.48

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  • 4.80

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Among actors, Viola Davis ranks 990 out of 10,030Before her are John Carradine, Lee Remick, Frances Conroy, Lee J. Cobb, Sam Waterston, and Diane Lane. After her are Michelle Yeoh, Laura Gemser, Kirstie Alley, Richard Farnsworth, Scott Adkins, and Daryl Hannah.

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Among people born in 1965, Viola Davis ranks 34Before her are Sam Mendes, Shamil Basayev, Nicholas Sparks, Dragan Stojković, Diane Lane, and Michael Bay. After her are Connie Nielsen, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Vinnie Jones, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Infanta Cristina of Spain, and Moby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Viola Davis ranks 1,860 out of 15,968Before her are Anastacia (1968), Sam Waterston (1940), Diane Lane (1965), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), and Michael Bay (1965). After her are Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Richard Rodgers (1902), Beyoncé (1981), and Luis Walter Alvarez (1911).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Viola Davis ranks 489Before her are John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), Frances Conroy (1953), Lee J. Cobb (1911), Sam Waterston (1940), and Diane Lane (1965). After her are Kirstie Alley (1951), Richard Farnsworth (1920), Daryl Hannah (1960), Michelle Phillips (1944), Ashton Kutcher (1978), and Peter Weller (1947).

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