Early Life and Education

Born on August 11, 1965, in South Carolina, Davis grew up in a challenging environment and attended Central Falls High School, where she developed her passion for acting.

Beginnings of Acting Career

Davis' professional acting career began in 1992 with a stage role in an off-Broadway production of William Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It".

Major Breakthrough on Stage

 Her early stage work laid the foundation for her critically acclaimed performances in later years, including her 2001 Tony Award-winning performance.

Emmy Award Achievement

Viola Davis won her first Emmy in 2015 for her outstanding lead role in the drama series "How to Get Away with Murder".

Oscar Win for 'Fences'

In 2017, Davis won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "Fences", completing her Triple Crown of Acting.

First African American Triple Crown Winner

Davis became the first African American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, joining an elite group of performers.

Additional Recognition and Awards

Besides the Triple Crown, Davis has been recognized for her contributions to the arts and human rights, including receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Grammy Award for Audiobook Narration

In 2023, Davis added a Grammy to her collection for the narration of her memoir "Finding Me", showcasing her versatility.

Production Company and Advocacy

Alongside her husband, Julius Tennon, Davis founded JuVee Productions, a company that focuses on giving voice to the voiceless through art.

Inspiration and Influence

Throughout her career, Viola Davis has become a symbol of excellence and resilience in the acting world, inspiring many with her talent and advocacy.