Viola Davis has achieved the uncommon and elite EGOT standing after successful a Grammy Award for the audiobook of her memoir “Discovering Me.”
She has develop into the 18th particular person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, becoming a member of actors and filmmakers similar to Rita Moreno, Alan Menken, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, Mike Nichols, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg.
Davis’ memoir takes readers by means of her illustrious profession, benchmarked by defining moments similar to when she was first solid for ABC’s “The best way to Get Away With Homicide,” the present that catapulted her to a different degree of fame. Davis additionally particulars the racism and incidents she skilled rising up in Rhode Island and inside Hollywood.
Davis has two Tony Awards for “King Hedley II” and the Broadway revival of “Fences,” a Primetime Emmy for “The best way to Get Away With Homicide” and an Oscar for the 2016 movie “Fences.” Her “The best way to Get Away With Homicide” win made her the primary actress of shade to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama. She additionally made historical past by turning into the primary Black artist to “triple crown” by successful competing performing Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards.
As introduced earlier this week, she’s going to star within the HBO Max sequence “Waller” because the amoral, self-imposed superintendent of the DC universe, Amanda Waller. She originated the position in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”
Her manufacturing firm, JuVee Productions not too long ago inked a first-look cope with Leisure One. The corporate develops and produces impartial movie, tv, theater, VR and digital content material throughout all areas of narrative leisure.
- Viola Davis Is Newest EGOT Winner After Grammy Award for Her Audiobook
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