When Showtime’s controversial United States of Tara begins filming its second season, Viola Davis will come aboard in the recurring role of Lynda B. Dozier, “an unconventional artist who plays a significant role in Tara [Toni Collette] and her daughter Kate’s [Brie Larson] lives. Davis, who – with one scene – practically stole Doubt out from under Meryl Streep, will appear in seven of the second season’s twelve episodes, beginning with the season’s second ep.
Davis received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in Doubt [pictured]. On Broadway, she received the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her work in King Hedley II. On film, she has had featured roles in Nights in Rodanthe, Disturbia, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Syriana, Far from Heaven, Solaris, Traffic, Out of Sight and Antwone Fisher, for which she was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award. On television, she is best known for roles in the Andromeda Strain mini-series, Law & Order: SVU and several of CBS’ series of Jesse Stone TV-movies.
United States of Tara is about Tara, a suburban housewife struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder, who goes off her meds to see if she and her family can learn the root cause of her multiple personalities, thereby allowing them to be re-integrated into a permanent whole.