Viola Davis Has a Star Named for Her

November 17, 2022

International Star Registry

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is the first African American to achieve entertainment’s Triple Crown of Acting. She has won an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Awards! She has been called one of the finest actors of this century.

She was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012 and in 2017. In 2017 Viola Davis also became the first African American woman to have earn a Fifth Screen Actors Guild Award. She was presented with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame that same year.

In 2019, Viola Davis's career shined even brighter when she won her first Academy Award! A star was named for Ms. Davis and presented to her during the 2019 Academy Awards week in Los Angeles. (pictured)

In 2021, Viola Davis became The Most Nominated Black Actress In Oscars History

She is famous for more than her acting roles and pioneering achievements in the field.

Ms. Davis has also made a lasting impact as an advocate and philanthropist. She has worked to fight childhood hunger in America. She also works to fight poverty, advance education, and support equal rights for women and women of color.

This photograph was taken when Ms. Davis received a star in her name. The star named for her shines overhead from the constellation Leo.

Viola Davis
Leo RA10h 33m 40.75s D 14° 20’ 9.75”
February 24, 2019

  • Q. How do I name a star near the star for Viola Davis?

  • A. Ms. Davis's star is in the constellation Leo. You can select a star from any constellation from the dropdown menu when you buy a star package.
  • Q. Are there stars named for other award winners?

  • A. We have named hundreds of stars for winners of Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Winners.
  • Q. Where will the star named for Viola Davis be recorded?

  • A. All of the star names are published in the book Your Place in the Cosmos which is registered in the US Copyright Office.