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Viola Davis

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Viola Davis (; born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. The recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Tony Awards, she is the sole African American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Time 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 stage productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viola Davis has received more than 16,037,009 page views. Her biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Viola Davis is the 726th most popular actor (up from 990th in 2019), the 1,354th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,859th in 2019) and the 359th most popular American Actor.

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  • 60.12

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  • 63

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  • 5.45

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  • 4.55

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Among actors, Viola Davis ranks 726 out of 9,996Before her are Sondra Locke, Oskar Werner, Erik Bruhn, Ben Stiller, Mark Strong, and Emma Watson. After her are Adolfo Celi, Susan Hayward, Claude Jade, Noah Jupe, Andie MacDowell, and Jack Elam.

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Among people born in 1965, Viola Davis ranks 27Before her are Laurent Blanc, José Luis Chilavert, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Shamil Basayev, Waris Dirie, and Ben Stiller. After her are Hans-Dieter Flick, Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Slash, Diane Lane, Linda Evangelista, and Moby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Viola Davis ranks 1,354 out of 18,182Before her are Virginia Henderson (1897), Ben Stiller (1965), Clyde Drexler (1962), Courtney Love (1964), Michael Connelly (1956), and Stan Kroenke (1947). After her are Oscar Robertson (1938), James Bond (1900), Susan Hayward (1917), Betty Ford (1918), Andie MacDowell (1958), and Charles Ives (1874).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Viola Davis ranks 359Before her are Roberts Blossom (1924), Ray Liotta (1954), Ron Howard (1954), Holland Taylor (1943), Sondra Locke (1944), and Ben Stiller (1965). After her are Susan Hayward (1917), Andie MacDowell (1958), Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), Ben Gazzara (1930), and William Fichtner (1956).

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