• Viola Davis

    Last updated: February 24, 2017

    Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. He breakthrough role as an actress came in 2008 with the drama Doubt. This role earned her nominations for the Golden Globes, SAG, and the Academy Award for Best Actress.  Another one of her big roles came from the movie, The Help (2011), which she received many nominations for. In 2016 she won her first Golden Globe, along with many other awards, for playing Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad.

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    Viola Davis Political Views

    Viola hasn’t revealed a distinct relationship with either major political party but definitely appears to lean liberal. During the 2017 Golden Globe awards in January, she discussed some political issues. In her speech for best supporting actress, she went on to say “I will, believe it or not, remove Trump from the equation, because I feel that it’s bigger than him. I believe that it is our responsibility to uphold what it is to be an American and what America is about and the true meaning of what it means to pursue the American dream”. Aside from her own speech, Davis publicly supported Meryl Streep for her controversial speech against President Trump. She compared the fellow actress to the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Mahatma Gandhi.

    Viola Davis Hobbies

    She is a big fan of writing as well as theater. She said she favors acting on stage compared to acting on film.  She credits acting as a huge part of her life and had no idea it would change her life.

    Viola Davis Religion

    She is a member of the Christian faith and is a strong believer in God. She regularly attends services at Oasis in Los Angeles, California; a church founded in 1984 with the aim to acquaint the people of Los Angeles with “the love and grace of God”. She is a firm practitioner of prayer as well, having attributed it being the reason she found her husband. “I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, ‘You should just pray for a husband.’ I said I wanted a big black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before . . . 3 1/2 weeks later I met my husband” [New York Post, 2013].

    Random Facts

    Viola became the first black woman to win an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.  She won this award for part on the series How To Get Away With Murder.