Viola Davis has stolen many hearts and has broken several glass ceilings within the past six years, and boy is everyone proud of her. She wasn’t born into fame and fortune, but she worked and struggled until she got to where she is today. Nothing came easy to her yet she has stolen many Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards and nominations, and this is why she is a queen.
Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father worked as a horse groomer and trainer and her mother worked as a maid and factory worker, and was also a civil rights activist. Davis was educated at Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205626/bio).
Davis made her acting debut as a small nurse in "The Substance of Fire" in 1996. From there, she had many roles in numerous films including "Traffic" (2000), "Disturbia" (2007), and "Doubt" (2008). She received many positive reviews and critical acclaims for her role as Aibileen Clark in "The Help" (2011).
Since then, Davis has been successful in numerous movies playing as life-changing roles. After "The Help", she landed a role as Annalise Keating in one of Shonda Rhimes’ classics, "How To Get Away With Murder". She plays a lawyer who always has her way in the courtroom, but yet she has some secrets and scandals of her own involving her law students. Her portrayal of this black female lawyer who struggles with everyday life in society is riveting and Davis does an excellent job playing the role. From pulling off her wig and taking her weave out to serving justice in the courtroom, Viola Davis slays, and this is why she is a queen.
In 2016, she starred in "Fences" alongside Denzel Washington (yum) in Fences, as Rose Lee Maxson. If there is anything that this movie has taught us is that black women stand by their husbands when society does nothing but try to hold them back.
For her amazing work, she has received 167 nominations and 79 awards including the 2016 Golden Globes award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for "Fences", the 2015-2016 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "How To Get Away With Murder", the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role for "The Help", and many more. In addition, she has become the first black actress to score three nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards.
Need I say more?
Viola Davis has made us proud and she continues to make us proud.
Congratulations, Viola on your hard work.