The actress Viola Davis has carved, handsome features and a tenacious stare that brooks no inattention. Though Davis' implacable integrity has for the most part saved her from the hooker-in-the-'hood roles that confine so many black actresses, she has yet to climb out of the prison of dignified maids and resilient inner-city mothers, except in the three movies she's made with Steven Soderbergh. She was the quietly observant voice of wisdom as Julianne Moore's housekeeper... More >>>