Viola Davis

viaBlackAmericaWeb: Viola Davis will play former first lady Michelle Obama in the anthology series titled “First Ladies” on Showtime. Now the cabler has handed out a series order, with Davis set to play Obama in the first season. The news arrives as the Oscar-winning actress prepares to say farewell to ABC’s drama “How to Get […]

via BlackDoctor: Viola Davis is a household name with a career that includes roles we all know very well. But one thing we perhaps didn’t know about the Oscar-winning actress is that she’s pre-diabetic. “I had no idea I had it,” Davis told BlackDoctor.org. She said she didn’t see the pre-diabetic diagnosis coming from her […]

via Joy105: Showtime will premier a new show that will focus on The First Lady’s…..As reported by Deadline, the show will be a scripted drama about how various First Ladies of the United States have wielded their influence, as well as examining their inner lives and experiences in the White House. The first season will focus […]

via BCNN1: Viola Davis and Stephen Curry have signed on as executive producers of “Emanuel,” a documentary about the 2015 mass murder of black churchgoers by a white supremacist. Unanimous Media, the production company of NBA superstar Curry, and Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions join as executive producers of the film alongside Dane […]

via eurweb: Viola Davis, who has spoken at length about growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode Island, recently shared a heartbreaking story about her father being turned away from an emergency room despite suffering from a gall bladder infection. “He had an infection and he walked three miles to the hospital in 12-degree weather,” […]

via FirstLadyB: Another Terry McMillan novel is turning into a movie and this time Viola Davis will play the lead role. In ‘I Almost Forgot About You,’ Viola Davis will play Georgia Young, a twice-divorced, successful optometrist. Georgia  hasn’t felt a romantic spark in awhile, and feeling bored and restless. She decides it’s time to change, and goes on a wild journey of self-discovery, reuniting […]

via eurweb: We adore Viola Davis. Not only because she is one of those rare finds in an actress; one that’s not afraid to cry the ugly cry in her roles; she’s a fearless and gracious woman in real time — one who speaks powerful words on all ears willing to listen. Davis has weighed in on the […]

Viola Davis is a newly minted Oscar winner, but the Fences star grew up with much, much less. Davis opens up in PEOPLE’s new cover story about the struggles of growing up in poverty and how her talent propelled her to success later in life. In the issue, the Best Supporting Actress winner talks movingly […]

Tuesday is a memorable day for Viola Davis, whose remarkable performance in the film “Fences” has earned her an Oscar nomination.  It is also a historic one: Davis is now the first and only black actress to have received three Oscar nominations. Davis has previously twice been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, in the 2009 […]

“La La Land” steamrolled, “Moonlight” swooped in at the last minute and Meryl Streep offered a stirring rebuke to president-elect Donald Trump at a schizophrenic Golden Globes that pivoted between heartfelt moments of protest and a desire to sing and dance. And the #GoldenGlobes Best Motion Picture – Drama winner is… @moonlightmov! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/mjKxyYNFco — […]

Meryl Streep had the honor of helping to present Viola Davis with her long-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which took place during a ceremony Thursday. “Ms. Tyson and Ms. Streep were the only actors I talked about back in the day,” Davis told the gathering of family, friends and fans, referring to her […]

“La La Land” earned the best picture prize at the Critics Choice Awards, which kicked off awards show season a bit earlier than usual Sunday night. Other big winners included Casey Affleck for best actor for “Manchester by the Sea” and Natalie Portman for her role as Jacqueline Kennedy in “Jackie.” Viola Davis was honored […]