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Celebrate Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Award Winner Viola Davis on Stage

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Celebrate Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Award Winner Viola Davis on Stage

The stage and screen actor celebrates her birthday August 11.

Acclaimed stage and screen star Viola Davis celebrates her birthday August 11.

Davis made her Broadway debut as Vera in August Wilson’s Seven Guitar in 1996. The actor would return to Wilson’s work several more times throughout her career, winning Tony Awards for her performances as Tonya in the 2001 production of King Hedley II and Rose in 2010 production of Fences. She also took home the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role in Fences, reprising her performance in the film adaptation of the August Wilson play. Davis is the first black woman to win Academy, Emmy, and Tony awards for acting.

Celebrate Two-Time Tony Winner Viola Davis on the Stage

Celebrate Two-Time Tony Winner Viola Davis on the Stage

The stage and screen actor celebrates her birthday August 11.

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Viola Davis and Keith David in Seven Guitars

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Michele Shay and Viola Davis in Seven Guitars

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Viola Davis and Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Seven Guitars


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Viola Davis in King Hedley II

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Brian Stokes Mitchell and Viola Davis in King Hedley II

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Stephen McKinley Henderson and Viola Davis in King Hedley II

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Viola Davis in Intimate Apparel


Viola Davis in Intimate Apparel


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Viola Davis and Lauren Vélez in the play Intimate Apparel in 2004

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Viola Davis at the Kennedy Center Honors


Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in Fences.


Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in Fences.

Joan Marcus


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