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 […]


Viola Davis and Family Star in “Black Americana” a Photo Essay Directed by Regina King

March 29, 2021   No Comment   Magazines, Photoshoots

Anywhere, U.S.A. That’s where this family of three finds itself, in the backyard of a modest American home. It could be Los Angeles, Detroit, or New York. You can almost hear the sounds of DeBarge or Maze featuring Frankie Beverly—the quintessential track list for any Black family’s reunion, cookout, or lazy weekend afternoon. The fact […]


Viola Davis says when she was a young actor she thought she had to ‘make any hint of my Blackness disappear’

February 16, 2021   No Comment   Articles

Viola Davis spoke to The Telegraph about her starring role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and reflected on the first time she saw the August Wilson play when she was worked as an usher at a theater during college. Davis, 55, was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award under the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama […]


Viola Davis Is Reclaiming Her Self Worth And Not Wasting Time On Beauty Perceptions

February 12, 2021   No Comment   Articles

“Who I am in private, even without my makeup, my mess, my failures, my joy, my imperfection, my complexity—all of that is beauty.” For the State of Black Beauty, ELLE.com chatted with six Black icons to hear how they define Black beauty and how they see themselves in the space—in their own words. Black beauty, what […]