Creative Artists Agency signs Viola Davis.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress recently took meetings with all the major talent agencies before agreeing on CAA, which has been on a signing tear recently, adding in the past weeks Keira Knightley, Frost/Nixon writer/playwright Peter Morgan, Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Oscar-nominated for “The Help” and “Doubt,” Davis won Tony Awards for the revival of August Wilson’s Fences with Denzel Washington, and for King Hedley II. She had been repped by APA.

Davis will next be seen in the Denis Villenueve-directed “Prisoners” for Warner Brothers and the Gavin Hood-directed “Ender’s Game, “which Summit Entertainment releases in November.

She continues to be managed by Estelle Lasher at Principal Entertainment and her lawyer is Michael Adler of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.


Posting this because people are saying it is a controversial move on her part. Under her former agency - APA, she scored 2 academy award, 2 golden globes, 1 bafta nomination(s) and won 2 tony awards. The feeling is, at CAA she is going to get lost in the among the Keira Knightly types. Interestingly enough, it is the same agency as her bestie Meryl Streep.