Viola Davis

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Viola Davis is a prominent American actress and producer. Exclusively, she is the only Black actor to have achieved the “triple crown” of acting by winning an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony for her work in film, television, and theater, respectively. She has also won a Grammy Award in 2023 for the best audiobook, narration, and storytelling recording for Finding Me (2022). In 2020, she was ranked ninth on the New York Times’ list of greatest actors of the 21st century. Although she started acting since 1992, her film breakthrough happened in when she received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a troubled mother in Doubt (2008). Since then, she played more famously known and challenging roles such as, among many others, a 1960s housemaid in The Help (2011), lawyer Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2020), and more recently, a general in The Woman King (2022).