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