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'United States of Tara' casts Viola Davis

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Viola Davis is joining Toni Collette’s Showtime series United States of Tara for seven of the upcoming second season’s 12 episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Davis will play Lynda, an unconventional artist who plays a significant role in the lives of Tara and her daughter.

Davis was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for Doubt. She recently appeared in Madea Goes to Jail and State of Play.