Viola Davis Receives ELLE Award, Adopts a Baby Girl

Julius Tennon and actress Viola Davis

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‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis announced today that she and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, have adopted a baby girl named Genesis.

This announcement comes after ‘The Help’ co-star Octavia Spencer blurted out the information while presenting Davis with an award at ELLE’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills on Monday night.

PHOTO: Viola Davis Receives Elle Honor

Davis can be seen next opposite Tom Hanks in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, opening Jan 20, 2012.

Davis’ acting credits include “Doubt,” “Far From Heaven,” and “The Help.” Tennon’s acting credits include “Fame,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Faster.”

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