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Viola Davis Is Releasing A Memoir

July 21, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

If there’s one woman in Hollywood who will always leave you with a good word and an inspirational story it’s Viola Davis. Whether sharing her experiences growing up poor in Rhode Island or the discrimination she’s faced as a Black woman in Hollywood, Davis has always been an open book and now she’s releasing her […]


Oscar Winner Viola Davis to Speak at Loyola Marymount University’s Commencement

July 1, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will be the keynote speaker at Loyola Marymount University’s 109th commencement next month at SoFi Stadium. LMU’s undergraduate, graduate and LMU Loyola Law School Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be recognized at the July 31 ceremony. “Ms. Davis’ journey as actor and activist — filled with integrity and purpose — […]


Viola Davis Brings Ethereal Glamour to the 2021 Oscars in White Alexander McQueen Gown

April 26, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

People.com talked with Viola’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart about why they chose the color white and the process that went into Viola’s look for last night’s Oscars. The star’s Oscar nomination for her performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom broke her own record as the most nominated Black actress ever at the Academy Awards Viola Davis […]


Comedy Series In Works At Hulu From Jeremy Hsu, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon’s JuVee Prods.

April 20, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions has set comedy Unf$?%ables (working title) at Hulu for development. Co-written by Jeremy Hsu (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) loosely inspired by his own experiences, Unf$?%ables is set in the world of dating. There’s the dating pool, and there’s the bottom of it…meet two best friends who, against their wishes, live there full time…an Asian American male and an African […]


Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

April 20, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character and wonderful talent,” said Jessica Moore, the group’s president, in a statement. Davis is scheduled to be honored […]


Viola Davis on ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and Black Artists Being the ‘Leftovers’ In Hollywood

April 16, 2021   No Comment   Interviews, News & Articles

As accomplished as Academy Award winner Viola Davis is in the industry, she still feels the unfair comparisons and judgments for the roles she chooses. “It’s so hard to get films made that don’t fit a certain box of how they see us,” Davis tells Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast. “Inclusivity cannot be a hashtag. You’ve […]


Viola Davis’s Key Beauty Secret: “At Some Point, It’s Not Conceited and It’s Not Egotistical to Love Oneself”

Viola Davis is obsessed with taking baths. She’s so obsessed, in fact, that the L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman applies her entire nighttime skin care routine while soaking. She tells me this casually while on the phone just two weeks before the 2021 Oscars, where she’s up for Best Actress for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Though […]


Actress Viola Davis On The Beauty Of Aging And The Importance Of Apologizing To Her Daughter

The name Viola Davis is synonymous with incomparable talent, wisdom that can’t be measured, and of course, great skin. So it’s only right that the star is the latest face of beauty brand powerhouse, L’Oréal, joining its long list of celebrity ambassadors that are declaring “you’re worth it.” ESSENCE was able to (virtually) sit down with the […]


With her record-breaking Best Actress nod, Viola Davis proves she’s Oscar royalty

Davis’ performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom cements her as the most Oscar-nominated Black actress ever. All she wanted was a Coca-Cola. In one of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘s most telling scenes, the titular singer — played with fierce, queenly self-possession by Viola Davis — demands a cold soda from the white producers so eager to harness her sound on a […]


Viola Davis Co-Hosted Women in Film’s Virtual Oscar Party Featuring 52 Nominees

April 2, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Nominated again this year, Davis joined co-host Cathy Schulman, onetime president of the organization, for the gathering that celebrated all the female nominees in the Oscar race. Oscar party season is here — virtually, anyway. Last weekend, Women in Film Los Angeles hosted its 14th annual Oscar Nominees party which featured 52 female nominees from […]