Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She was born in August 11, 1965. She has recieved many awards, Davis is one in the few performers to have been awarded an Emmy, a Grammy an Oscar and a Tony EGOT. Including, she is the only African American to won the triple Crown of acting.

Also Davis is the third person to achieve both statues. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in whole world in 2012 and 2017 and also in 2020, The New York Times mentioned her on ninth into there greatest actors of the 21th century.

Viola began her career in Central Falls, Rhode Island, after appearing in small stage productions. Later completing the graduation from the Juilliard School in year 1993, she won the Obie Award in 1990 for her character as Ruby McCollum in Everybody’s Ruby. She played minor roles in the film and Television in the late 1990s and prior in 2000s.

Prior, earning of the Tony Award For Nest Featured Actress in a play for her role as Tonya in the 2001 Broadway production of August Wilson’s King Hedley ll. Her film breakthrough appeared with her role as a troubled mother in the drama Doubt in 2008. For which she has won her first ever Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Viola earned the 2010 Tony Award For Best Actress In A Play for her role as Rose Maxson in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Play Fences.


For becoming as a 1960s Housemaid in the comedy drama The Help in 2011, Davis appeared in a nomination for the Academy Award for best Actress. In year 2014 to 2020, she played as lawyer Annalise Keating in the ABC drama series ‘How To get Away with Murder’, for whom she became the first black Actress to won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding main Actress in a Drama series in year 2015. In 2016, Davis Reprised  the character of Maxson in the movie Film Adaptation of Fences, wining the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She played as Amanda Waller in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Suicide Squad  in 2016. In the year 2020, she played Ma Rainey in the Biopic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, for whom she has won a fourth Academy Award nomination, becoming the most Oscar nominated black Actress.

Her appearance in Widows in year 2018 and The Woman King in 2022, received her ahead nominations for the BAFTA BEST ACTRESS AWARD, making her the most BAFTA nominated black Actress. Davis and her husband, who’s name is Julius Tennon, are founder of a production company JuVee Productions.

Davis is also widely recognized for her advocate and support of human rights and equal rights for women and women of color. She has won a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame in the year 2017 and she became a L’Oréal Paris brand Ambassador in the year of 2019. The audiobook story telling of her 2022 memoir Finding Me Earned Davis a Grammy Award in the year 2023.

Her dad was a horse trainer and her mom was a Maid, factory worker and homemaker. Davis born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina, to Mae Alice Davis, and Dan Davis. Davis was born on her grandmother’s farm on the Singleton Plantation. She has 6 siblings and she was on second youngest of 6 children, Having four sisters and a brother.


Soon later she was born, her mother and father moved with Davis and two of her older siblings to central Falls, rhode Island, and her parents leave all other kids to their grandmother.

Davis’s mother was an activist at the time of the Civil Rights movement. Davis also went to jail when she was just two years old, Davis was taken to the jail with her mother later she was arrested during a civil rights protest. She explained as having lived in abject poveyand dysfunction while she was a kid. Remembering living in a Rat infected and condemned houses.

Davis is a second cousin sister of actor Mike Colter, popular for playing the Marvel Comics portrayal Luke Cage.

Davis appeared on Central Falls High School, the alma mater to which she partially credits her affection of stage acting with her involvement in the arts. When she was a teenager she was involved in the federal TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services programs.

While registered at that young people’s school for the performing arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Davis’s talent was recognized by a director at the program, Bernard Masterson.

After completing her graduation from high school, Davis Studied at Rhode Island college, majoring in theatre and participating in the National Student Exchange earlier of her graduation in the year of 1988. Next, she attended the Juilliard for 4 years. And she was also a member of the school’s drama division “Group 22” 1989-1993.


Davis, was married to Julius Tennon in June 2003. In the year 2011, the duo were adopted an little daughter who’s name is Genesis. Davis is also a stepmom to Tennon’s Two children from previous relationship. Davis is a religious lady she always went to attend services at Oasis Church in Los Angeles, she is a Christian.

For her stage performance she has won two Tony Awards, three Drama Deak awards, an Obie Award, and a Theatre world Award. She holds the Distintion of becoming the 1st actress of color to win the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Davis is very famous for her character and also fans favorite for her kind nature.

She is also the first black performer to won the Tripe crown of acting by winning a competitive Oscar Emmy, and Tony. On January 20, 2020, Davis was awarded an honorary doctral degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

Davis is an inspirational lady for many ladies in whole world, and had a amazing soul with a kind heart…

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