52 years old (Born on August 11, 1965)
American actress; She is famous from Traffic.Graduated from Juilliard Viola and her husband, Julius Tennon, have adopted a baby boy to be named "Genesis" [October 18, 2011]. Won the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for "Intimate Apparel" in 2004. Grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to which she moved when she was two months old. Inducted into The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on June 30, 2009.
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She is the daughter of Mary and Dan Davis. Dan was a horse-groomer for the Narrangasett and Lincoln Downs racetracks in Rhode Island.
Attended Rhode Island College and majored in theater.
Won Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson's "King Hedley II." She had previously been nominated in the same category in 1996 for another Wilson play, "Seven Guitars."