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Viola Davis

American actress

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Viola Davis: American actress
Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award (Primetime), and two Tony Awards, she is the first African-American 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. In 2020, The New York Times ranked Davis ninth on its list of "The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century".


Sylvester Stallone joins 'The Suicide Squad' [Video]

Sylvester Stallone joins 'The Suicide Squad'

The 74-year-old actor confirmed he'll star alongside Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and Viola Davis in the film in a post on his Instagram account.

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Viola Davis expects to be treated the same way as any white actress [Video]

Viola Davis expects to be treated the same way as any white actress

Viola Davis insists the "lack of access to opportunities" for Black actresses is "huge" as she demands change across the entertainment industry.

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Viola Davis on Chadwick Boseman's final performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

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'UnJust!!!!' Viola Davis, George Clooney, Alicia Keys, more stars react to Breonna Taylor decision

Viola Davis, George Clooney and other stars are speaking out, following a grand jury's decision regarding the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
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Viola Davis shares photo of plantation where she was born: "I own my story"

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James Gunn debuts first look at 'The Suicide Squad,' loves Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn at DC FanDome

With massive cast in tow, director James Gunn showed off a first look at DC FanDome of 'The New Suicide Squad' with Margot Robbie and Viola Davis.
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Viola Davis Buys Former Plantation Where She Was Born for 55th Birthday

Viola Davis is coming full circle for her birthday by buying the house (and property) where she was born -- a place that was formerly inhabited by slaves. The actress celebrated her 55th Tuesday by..
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Viola Davis Replaces Kylie Jenner in 'WAP,' Cardi Appreciates the Love

Fans were really down to insert Viola Davis into Cardi B's new song -- even at the expense of Kylie Jenner -- and the actress was all about it ... CB was too. Viola posted a couple different fan..
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ShowBiz Minute: Paul, AAFCA, Gomez

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U.S. theatre world accused of exploiting, excluding people of color

Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cynthia Erivo joined some 300 actors and playwrights on Tuesday in decrying racism in the U.S. theatre world, saying it had exploited, excluded and diminished people..
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ShowBiz Minute: Douglas, Jamil, Obama

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Viola Davis, Tiffany Haddish headline 'Good Times' cast in Jimmy Kimmel-Norman Lear special

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Oprah, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg and Halle Berry turn out for Tyler Perry party

Tyler Perry celebrated the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Stars like Oprah, Tiffany Haddish and Viola Davis came out in support.
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Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

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