Viola Davis Gets Star on Walk of FameColumnists, Kim's Kronicles — By Kim Webster on January 21, 2017 at 7:10 am
By Kim Webster
HOLLYWOOD CA – “Viola Davis is a sure thing, she is inevitable!” said Meryl Streep when referring to Viola Davis, she added, “She’s a gift to writers, she plants herself in a scene where she has no words and she writes paragraphs with her eyes.” Fans screamed “Viola” as she approached the podium to give her acceptance speech. “I can’t believe my life right now; that Meryl Streep spoke at my Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with my handsome husband and a beautiful daughter and my family,” said Ms Davis who was joined by her husband Julius Tennon and daughter Genesis. She thanked her representatives, the “beautiful actors” she has worked with, and everyone who came out to celebrate the day adding that “God has blessed my life in abundance.” Her star is located at 7013 Hollywood Blvd.
Ms Davis was inspired to act after seeing the iconic actress Cicely Tyson in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” How fitting that Cicely Tyson plays her Mother on “How To Get Away With Murder.” Miss Davis won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series on “How To Get Away With Murder” and became the first Black actress to do so. She also won a Tony Award in 2010 for her role as Rose Maxon in August Wilson’s play “Fences.” Currently she stars as Rose in the movie “Fences” and congratulations are in order for her Golden Globe win for Supporting Actress in the film.
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