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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.

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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
Star Sign Cancer

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Pinch of Love2017TV Movie post-productionAngela
Moving Parts2016/Ipost-productionEvelyn
Supernatural2016TV SeriesSheriff Tyson
Heritage Minutes2016TV SeriesViola Desmond
Careful What You Wish For2015Angie Alvarez
Seventh Son2014/ISarikin
Just Be Yourself2014TV ShortGlenda
Haven2013TV SeriesCarrie Benson
Hemlock Grove2013TV SeriesDr. Clementine Chasseur
Arctic Air2012-2013TV SeriesShontal
Alphas2012TV SeriesAgnes
Aladdin and the Death Lamp2012TV MovieShifa
Broken Kingdom2012Jessica
Republic of Doyle2012TV SeriesSabrina McCarthy
Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll with Stuart Davis2012TV Series
Mother's Day2010/IGina
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale2010VideoGrace (voice, as Kandyse Mcclure)
Persons Unknown2010TV SeriesErika Taylor
The Client List2010TV MovieLaura
Children of the Corn2009TV MovieVicky Stanton
Cole2009Serafina
Battlestar Galactica2004-2009TV SeriesOfficer Anastasia Dualla Lt. Anastasia Dualla
Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol'2008VideoCatherine / Young Catherine (voice, as Kandyse Mcclure)
Sanctuary2008TV SeriesMeg
Reaper2008TV SeriesCassidy
Battlestar Galactica: Razor2007TV MoviePetty Officer Anastasia Dualla (credit only)
Sanctuary2007TV Mini-SeriesMeg
Santa Baby2006TV MovieDonna Louise Campbell
Whistler2006TV SeriesLisa
Smallville2005TV SeriesHarmony / Dawn Stiles
Da Vinci's Inquest2000-2005TV SeriesMarla / Lily
Andromeda2004TV SeriesZara
Jake 2.02003TV SeriesAnna
Battlestar Galactica2003TV Mini-SeriesDualla
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation2003TV MovieSaffron
Black Sash2003TV Series
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesGwen
Carrie2002TV MovieSue Snell
Jeremiah2002TV SeriesElizabeth
Framed2002TV Movie as Kandyse Mcclure
L.A. Law: The Movie2002TV MovieYvonne
Dark Angel2002TV SeriesAnnie Fisher
Mysterious Ways2002TV SeriesJulie
Just Deal2001TV SeriesKim
The Outer Limits2001TV SeriesBrianna Lake
Return to Cabin by the Lake2001TV MovieJade
Passion and Prejudice2001TV MovieTamara
See Spot Run2001Attractive Woman
Level 92000TV SeriesMegan
The Spiral Staircase2000TV MovieMonica (as Candice McClure)
Romeo Must Die2000Store Clerk (as Candice McClure)
2gether2000TV MovieDanielle
In a Class of His Own1999TV MovieBrandy (as Candice McClure)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spirit of EvolutionDocumentary filmingHerself
Awakening World2012DocumentaryHerself
Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll with Stuart Davis2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
FedCon XIX: Beyond Imagination2010DocumentaryHerself
The 12th Annual Leo Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight Canada2010TV SeriesHerself
Rough Cuts: Remaking 'Children of the Corn'2009Video documentaryHerself
Battlestar Galactica: The Journey2009Video documentary shortHerself
The 10th Annual Leo Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
BSGcast2008TV Series documentaryHerself (2008)
The 8th Annual Leo Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 6th Annual Leo Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 4th Annual Leo Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sanctuary2011TV SeriesMeg
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan2009VideoAnastasia Dualla (uncredited)
Jeremiah2003TV SeriesElizabeth

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length DramaCole (2009)


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