Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017
She is one of those rare actresses who have triumphed in all three major media on film (“Fences,” “The Help,” “Widows”), on stage in “King Hedley II” and “Fences” and on television with “How To Get Away With Murder.” Having been a struggling young actress for so long, usually being cast as authority figures thanks to her strong personality, when the time came for her big break, Davis was ready.
Here Are 10 Movies Viola Davis Starred in Executing each role perfectly.
1. FENCES (2016)
As Rose, the strong-willed wife of waste collector Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) in the film version of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Davis won her first Academy Award, her first Golden Globe Award, her first BAFTA Award and her third Screen Actors Guild Award. As Troy’s loyal wife in a role that won her a 2010 Tony Award onstage, Davis’ Rose can finally take no more of her husband’s infidelities, and when she looks into his eyes and tells him how she buried her dreams so that he could secure his, one’s heart is ripped out and you know you’re seeing a great actress at the height of her powers. As part of the film’s ensemble cast, Davis also earned her fourth nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
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