Viola Davis

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Viola Davis Set to Bring Ma Rainey to Hollywood

August Wilson’s play about the legendary blues singer will be adapted for the big screen.

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WATCH: Trailer for Viola Davis and Steph Curry Documentary, 'Emanuel'

The new documentary follows the people whose lives were most impacted by the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Viola Davis Stars As Shirley Chisholm in New Movie

“The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” follows the first Black congresswoman and her trailblazing 1972 run for president.

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Viola Davis Critiques Hollywood's Pay Gap for Women of Color

The star stuns on the cover of Variety. Inside, she calls out the pay inequity between women of color and their White counterparts.

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Viola Davis Offers 'The Last Defense' For People on Death Row

The new docuseries explores the case of Julius Jones, a Black college student sentenced to death for killing a White man despite his repeated protests of innocence.

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New Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Series to Document Black Dandy Culture

The couple will turn Shantrelle P. Lewis’ book “Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style” into a docuseries.

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Lupita Nyong'o and Viola Davis Fight Colonization of Africa in 'The Woman King'

The upcoming film features the Oscar-winning actresses as warriors from a real, entirely female military unit in the Kingdom of Dahomey.

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Kerry Washington Meet for Epic Shondaland Crossover

Annalise Keating seeks Olivia Pope’s help in bringing a case to the U.S. Supreme Court during an upcoming set of “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” episodes.

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Viola Davis Centers Women of Color In An Unforgettable Women's March Speech

“But I’m here today, saying that no one and nothing can be great unless it costs you something!” 

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A 'Race Detective' Investigates Racism in 'American Koko'

Stream the second season of the digital satire series for free via ABC Digital.

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WATCH: Viola Davis' Web Series Profiles 5 Rising Hollywood Talents of Color

Davis’ husband and co-producer Julius Tennon: ”It’s an important part of the inclusion conversation happening now in Hollywood that’s often overlooked…simply giving people the space to be heard.”

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Viola Davis to Produce True Crime Series on Police Violence in Black Communities

TV One’s “Two Sides of the Truth” will cover four police shootings.

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These 22 People From Time's 'Most Influential People' List Fight Racism With Their Work

From Viola Davis to Linda Sarsour, Chance the Rapper to John Lewis, these people of color are featured on Time’s 2017 list of “The 100 Most Influential People.”

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ICYMI: Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation's 'Artist of the Year'

The Oscar-winning actress will receive the honor during the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.

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The People of Color Who Won Big at the Oscars

…And the craziest, must-see moment of the night.

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Viola Davis to Star in 'Small Great Things' Film Adaptation

The 2016 novel tells the story of a Black nurse who is prosecuted after a White supremacist couple’s infant dies from a heart attack.

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Black Thespian Excellence Shines at SAG Awards

The “Hidden Figures” cast, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali dominated the film awards. 

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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'Hidden Fences' Isn't Real, but These Hilarious #GoldenGlobeErrors Tweets Are

The hashtag came in response to red carpet interviewer Jenna Bush Hager and award presenter Michael Keaton conflating the names of two predominantly Black movies, ”Hidden Figures” and “Fences,” during the Golden Globes broadcast.

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'Moonlight' Win, Tracee Ellis Ross' Speech and More Golden Globes Greatness

Ross, Viola Davis, Donald Glover and more Black Hollywood luminaries won big at last night’s awards.