Viola Davis

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Viola Davis (born August 11 1965) is an American actress and producer. She is notable as the first black actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting (to win an Emmy, an Academy, and a Tony award). She has starred in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder and the 2011 film The Help.


  • It’s only been recently that I can admit that I would jump in trash bins looking for food and I would steal from the corner store because I was hungry. I would fall asleep in school on a daily basis because we had nothing.
  • Artists and actors of color have to alter and water ourselves down for Hollywood, but I refuse to be pacified.
    • Spoken during an address at Macky Auditorium as quoted in "Viola Davis shares words of wisdom with full audience at Macky Auditorium" by CU Independent.

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