‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Season 3: Meet the Cast

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating

Keating is one of the most brilliant Criminal Law teachers around. She's also a defense attorney who represents a range of dangerous criminals. Actress Viola Davis received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role as Aibileen Clark in the film, The Help. She also received the SAG Award and Critics' Choice 'Best Actress' Award for her role in the film, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy Film Award. In 2008, Davis starred in the critically acclaimed film, Doubt, alongside Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. (Getty)