Viola Davis is an American actress. She’s also since ventured into producing. Her acting career started in the mid-1990s. During this period, she had roles in the films The Substance of Fire and Out of Sight. On television, her first notable role was as Nurse Lynnette Peeler in the show City of Angels. She later had roles in the films Far from Heaven, Antwone Fisher, Solaris, and The Architect. She then gained substantial notice for her role in the movie Doubt, followed by performances in Madea Goes to Jail and State of Play. She also had notable roles on the TV shows Century City and Traveler. In the 2010s, she starred in the movies The Help, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and played Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad. As of 2014, she stars as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder.