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

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The stage and screen actor celebrates her birthday August 11.
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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.

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