Viola Davis: A Career Retrospective

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Viola Davis is this season's everything, and for good reason. (Because she's A-MAZING.)

Let's take a look at the career of the How To Get Away With Murder superstar who is burning up our Thursday nights.

1. Viola Davis

Viola Davis
Viola Davis brightened up the 2015 SAG Awards when she talked about her daughter during her acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance for a Female Actor in a Drama for How To Get Away With Murder.

2. City of Angels

City of Angels
City of Angels aired for one season way back in 2000. Davis played Nurse Lynette Peeler.

3. Century City

Century City
In Century City, Viola Davis played the lead character, Hannah Crane. The 2004 sci-fi series was short lived, however, lasting only 9 episodes.

4. Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin'
A movie based loosely on the life of rapper 50 Cent, Viola Davis played Grandma, the woman tasked with raising Marcus after his mother, a local drug dealer is brutally murdered.

5. Jesse Stone

Jesse Stone
Between 2005 and 2007, Viola Davis starred as Molly Crane in a series of four made-for-TV Jesse Stone movies.

6. Life Is Not A Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

Life Is Not A Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
In the 2006 biopic story of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's life, Viola Davis played Barrino's mother, Diane.

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