VIOLA DAVIS; RISING FROM THE ASHES
Black women are strong, black women are energetic, they are achievers and they are not going to give up without a fight. These are the qualities portrayed on Mahogany’s Hall of Fame. Viola Davis possesses all of the qualities of a phenomenal back woman. She has stood out, and achieved what many people thought was impossible for a black woman to achieve. Viola Davis has risen from the ashes like a phoenix.
Despite her humble beginning, Davis remained with a strong spirit and has maintained the true definition of what it means to be black and proud. Viola Davis described her childhood as having “lived in abject poverty and dysfunction.” During her childhood, Davis recalls living in “rat infested and condemned apartments.” Davis mother was an activist during the Civil Rights Movement, and at age two, Davis was taken to jail with her mother after she was arrested during a civil rights protest.
Apart from being a positive image of a Strong, Black, African-American woman, Viola Davis is a one of a kind actress. Her acting, I must say, is a type that depict strong character and passion. I always enjoy watching her movies, because her acting has its way of enveloping you deep into the movie, were you begin to experience the story and it’s emotions for yourself, and it leaves you spellbound.
Viola Davis is family woman with a child. Her elegance, class and fashion speaks for itself, as she always slays all red carpet functions she attends. Rising out of the ashes, she has become one of the most respectable black women in Hollywood.
WORKS, AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS.
Viola Davis is most famous for her role in the movie series ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’ Her other works includes; ‘Custody’, ‘Lila & Eve’, ‘Blackhat’, ‘Ender’s Game’, ‘Fences’, ‘The Help.’
Viola Davis won: 2017 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress In a Supporting Role; Fences.
2017 Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2017 Black Reel Outstanding Supporting Actress Motion picture; Fences.
2017 BAFTA Best Supporting Actress; Fences.
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress In Drama Series; How To Get Away With Murder.
Viola Davis is the only black woman to be nominated for three Academic Awards, winning one, and the only black actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting. In 2012 and 2017, she was listed by Time Magazine as the 100 Most Influential People In The World.
Keep rising and making the black community proud Viola Davis.