Taraji starred as a good friend to Sanaa Lathan, along with Golden Brooks and Wendy Raquel Robinson in 2006’s “Something New.”
Viola held her own against Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney in 2002’s space-themed feature “Solaris.”
Taraji and Don Cheadle’s on-screen chemistry was electric in 2007’s “Talk to Me,” which told the real-life story of a convict-turned disc jockey Petey Greene, who ignited listeners in Washington, D.C. during the 1960’s.
In 2006’s “The Architect,” Viola starred Tonya, an outspoken activist trying to knock down a dangerous Chicago public housing project.
Taraji’s raw performance in the John Singleton-directed “Baby Boy” as a single mother in a volatile relationship with a mama’s boy (Tyrese Gibson) marked her striking film debut in 2001.
Viola Davis is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her riveting performance in “Doubt” as a mother who deals with allegations that her son has been molested at school by a priest.
Taraji’s portrayal as Brad Pitt’s adoptive mother Queenie in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" has earned her raves—and her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Viola plays Jean, a good friend to Diane Lane, who happens to find love again with Richard Gere after many years single, in the heartwarming 2008 film “Nights in Rodanthe.”
Taraji lit up the screen alongside Terrence Howard in 2005’s gritty “Hustle & Flow.”
Viola stars opposite Derek Luke in Tyler Perry’s latest dramedy, “Madea Goes to Jail.”