Celebrity Parents Viola Davis Adopts a Daughter, Genesis The actress and her husband Julian Tennon welcome a new addition, her rep confirms to PEOPLE By Aili Nahas Aili Nahas Aili Nahas is the West Coast Deputy News Editor at PEOPLE. She is also the TV deputy in Los Angeles as well as the Weddings Editor. Aili has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry and 12 years at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines and Elizabeth Raftery Published on October 18, 2011 07:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Sara De Boer/Startraks Viola Davis has become a mom – and her friend Octavia Spencer can hardly contain her excitement. During a speech honoring Davis at an ELLE Women in Hollywood event sponsored by Calvin Klein and L’Oreal Paris in Los Angeles Monday, Spencer spilled the beans that her costar in The Help became a mom “like, two days ago.” In her own speech, Davis, 46, confirmed the new addition, a baby named Genesis. The newborn is a girl whom the actress “brought home a few days ago,” Davis’s rep tells PEOPLE. Davis and her husband, actor Julian Tennon, announced in August that they were planning to adopt. This is the first child for the couple. Tennon has two children from previous relationships.