(1965 on) – Actress
Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. The recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Tony Awards, she is the only African-American to achieve the triple crown of acting. She released a memoir in April 2022, Finding Me, described by Bernardine Evaristo as ‘a mind-blowing and emotionally honest tale of survival against all odds’. At the age of fifty-six, she starred in The Woman King, a historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for which she endured nine months of warrior and weapons training.
Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Davis
On Oprah’s Book Club discussing her memoir: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc8JV4GRvxY