Viveka Davis

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Viveka Davis (born August 19,1969, California, USA) is an American actress who has starred on television and in films. As a young actress, she was best known for her role in the 1983 NBC TV miniseries V as Polly Maxwell, a role she reprised in the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle.

Discovered at age 11, by Alan Parker in an inner city school in south central Los Angeles, her career spanning 25 years so far has showcased her dynamic talents for drama, comedy, music and dance, won her praise and got the attention of many of the biggest names in Hollywood. She been hired by luminaries such as Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Mike Figgis and John Hughes, and has shared the screen with Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson and Kevin Costner and James Belushi.

Her first film role was in the 1982 drama film Shoot the Moon, playing the daughter of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton. As a teen, her best-known film role was in the 1987 comedy film Morgan Stewart's Coming Home which she starred with Jon Cryer. Viveka's most recent film she starred in was in the 2001 film On Edge.

Viveka has starred in TV films and miniseries. At sixteen, she starred in dual roles in Disney's 1987 TV film Student Exchange where she again showcased her singing and dancing and acting. In 1995, she "blew the minds of America"[citation needed] when she starred as country singing legend Wynonna Judd in NBC TV miniseries Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge.

She has made guest appearances on TV series, including Knots Landing, Seinfeld, ER, Nash Bridges, Strong Medicine, and Touched by an Angel.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Shoot the Moon Jill Dunlap
1982 Knots Landing Cricket TV Series
1983 V Polly Maxwell TV Movie
1984 V (The Final Battle) Polly Maxwell TV miniseries
1985 Not My Kid Susan Bower TV Movie
1987 Morgan Stewart's Coming Home Emily Casella TV movie
Student Exchange Carole Whitcomb/Simone Soiret TV movie
1989 Forbidden Sun Jane
1990 The End of Innocence Honey
1991 Ricochet Debbie
Curly Sue Trina
1991 Good Sports Risa Braun TV series
1992 Man Trouble June Huff
1993 Body Shot Rita
I Can Make You Love Me Mary Ann TV movie
A Dangerous Woman Mercy
1994 PCU Womynist #1
1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Wynonna Judd
1999 My Last Love Kate TV Movie
Message in a Bottle Alva
EDtv Marcia
Swallows Magdalena
2000 Timecode Victoria Cohen
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Debutante #1
Cast Away Pilot Gwen
2001 On Edge Patsy Cain

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