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Viola Desmond

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Appreciated for fighting for the legal rights of fellow African Canadians by refusing to retreat to a segregated part of Nova Scotia’s Roseland Theatre, she actually is also appreciated for building a beauty classes catering towards the needs of black colored women and for introducing a successful cosmetics line for girls of African descent. In her early years, she went to beauty academic institutions in NY, Montreal, and Atlantic Town. She was fined and briefly jailed on her behalf rightfully defiant action; after her loss of life, she was officially pardoned with the Canadian federal government. She and her fourteen siblings was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the kids of Gwendolin and Adam Davis. She afterwards married Jack port Desmond. She’s often been in comparison to American Civil Privileges activist Rosa Parks, who famously refused to stop a seat on the Montgomery, Alabama bus. Desmond’s action in fact preceded Parks’ by almost a decade.

Quick Facts


Full Name Viola Desmond
Date Of Birth July 6, 1914
Died February 7, 1965, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Canada
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Education Bloomfield High School
Nationality Canadian
Parents Gwendolin Irene Davis, James Albert Davis
Siblings Wanda Robson, Helen Fline, John Davis, Constance Scott, Alan Davis, Emily Clyke, Eugenie Parris, Olive Scott, Gordon Davis
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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Pinch of Love 2017 TV Movie post-production Angela
Moving Parts 2016/I post-production Evelyn
Supernatural 2016 TV Series Sheriff Tyson
Heritage Minutes 2016 TV Series Viola Desmond
Careful What You Wish For 2015 Angie Alvarez
Seventh Son 2014/I Sarikin
Just Be Yourself 2014 TV Short Glenda
Haven 2013 TV Series Carrie Benson
Hemlock Grove 2013 TV Series Dr. Clementine Chasseur
Arctic Air 2012-2013 TV Series Shontal
Alphas 2012 TV Series Agnes
Aladdin and the Death Lamp 2012 TV Movie Shifa
Broken Kingdom 2012 Jessica
Republic of Doyle 2012 TV Series Sabrina McCarthy
Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll with Stuart Davis 2012 TV Series
Mother's Day 2010/I Gina
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale 2010 Video Grace (voice, as Kandyse Mcclure)
Persons Unknown 2010 TV Series Erika Taylor
The Client List 2010 TV Movie Laura
Children of the Corn 2009 TV Movie Vicky Stanton
Cole 2009 Serafina
Battlestar Galactica 2004-2009 TV Series Officer Anastasia Dualla Lt. Anastasia Dualla
Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' 2008 Video Catherine / Young Catherine (voice, as Kandyse Mcclure)
Sanctuary 2008 TV Series Meg
Reaper 2008 TV Series Cassidy
Battlestar Galactica: Razor 2007 TV Movie Petty Officer Anastasia Dualla (credit only)
Sanctuary 2007 TV Mini-Series Meg
Santa Baby 2006 TV Movie Donna Louise Campbell
Whistler 2006 TV Series Lisa
Smallville 2005 TV Series Harmony / Dawn Stiles
Da Vinci's Inquest 2000-2005 TV Series Marla / Lily
Andromeda 2004 TV Series Zara
Jake 2.0 2003 TV Series Anna
Battlestar Galactica 2003 TV Mini-Series Dualla
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation 2003 TV Movie Saffron
Black Sash 2003 TV Series
The Twilight Zone 2003 TV Series Gwen
Carrie 2002 TV Movie Sue Snell
Jeremiah 2002 TV Series Elizabeth
Framed 2002 TV Movie as Kandyse Mcclure
L.A. Law: The Movie 2002 TV Movie Yvonne
Dark Angel 2002 TV Series Annie Fisher
Mysterious Ways 2002 TV Series Julie
Just Deal 2001 TV Series Kim
The Outer Limits 2001 TV Series Brianna Lake
Return to Cabin by the Lake 2001 TV Movie Jade
Passion and Prejudice 2001 TV Movie Tamara
See Spot Run 2001 Attractive Woman
Level 9 2000 TV Series Megan
The Spiral Staircase 2000 TV Movie Monica (as Candice McClure)
Romeo Must Die 2000 Store Clerk (as Candice McClure)
2gether 2000 TV Movie Danielle
In a Class of His Own 1999 TV Movie Brandy (as Candice McClure)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spirit of Evolution Documentary filming Herself
Awakening World 2012 Documentary Herself
Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll with Stuart Davis 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
FedCon XIX: Beyond Imagination 2010 Documentary Herself
The 12th Annual Leo Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight Canada 2010 TV Series Herself
Rough Cuts: Remaking 'Children of the Corn' 2009 Video documentary Herself
Battlestar Galactica: The Journey 2009 Video documentary short Herself
The 10th Annual Leo Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Presenter
BSGcast 2008 TV Series documentary Herself (2008)
The 8th Annual Leo Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 6th Annual Leo Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 4th Annual Leo Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sanctuary 2011 TV Series Meg
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan 2009 Video Anastasia Dualla (uncredited)
Jeremiah 2003 TV Series Elizabeth

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Leo Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Cole (2009)


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