Actress Viola Davis is being honored for her brilliant work in the world of acting. On January 5th 2017, Viola Davis will receive a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame”.The announce was made by Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez via twitter. Viola Davis is set to star in the film “Fences” alongside Denzel Washington which hits theaters on December 25th.
First star of the new year will be for actress Viola Davis who will be honored on January 5. See https://t.co/XhICVh9yXQ for more details.
— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) December 19, 2016
According to WalkOfFame.com,
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that award winning actress Viola Davis will be honored with the 2,597th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Marshalls Department Store across the street from the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. “Viola is one of the actresses who always mesmerize fans with her talent. She is amazing and we are thrilled that she will grace our world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Walk of Fame producer, Ana Martinez. Davis is a native of Central Falls, Rhode Island.She began her acting career in theater after graduating from Juilliard. This powerful performer is a critically-revered award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her intriguingly diverse roles. Davis is currently starring on the drama “How to Get Away with Murder,” from ABC Studios and Shondaland. In 2015, Davis received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series,” in addition to becoming the first African American to receive the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.” This year, she received her second Screen Actors Guild Award and her second Emmy nomination for portraying Annalise Keating. Season 3 premiered in September. Davis can currently be seen in “Fences” for Paramount Pictures which opened in select cities on December 16th and nationwide on Christmas Day. The film is starring, directed and produced by Denzel Washington and is adapted from August Wilson’s play. Davis also starred with Washington in the 2010 revival of the play on Broadway. Her portrayal of Rose Maxson earned her a Tony Award, as well as the Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. “Fences” was also honored with the Tony Award for “Best Play Revival” and was the most profitable theater production of the year. In Spring of 2017, Davis will begin production on “Widows,” directed by Steve McQueen and written by Gillian Flynn. Most recently, Davis was seen in the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” with Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.
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