After repeated hopes Viola Davis has taken home for the first time the gilded statuette. She grabbed the Oscar for best supporting actor in Moonlight.
She was also close to winning in 2016 for her turn in The Help, for which she won best actress at the Screen Actors Guild awards in 2012.
Born on 11 August 1965, Viola Davis is an American actress and producer who started her career on stage and thereafter with several minor and supporting roles in televisions and films including the movie Kate & Leopold and Far From Heaven in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
In 1996 she grabbed Screen Actors Guild card for the film The Substance Of Fire. She won Tony Award in 2001. The same year she also won Drama Desk Award for her role of Tonya in King Hedley II.
Her some of the renowned television works include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Traveler, Century City and Law & Odder: Criminal Intent.
In 2010 she grabbed her second Tony Award for the role of Rose Maxson in a revival of August Wilson’s Fences. After Phylicia Rashad she became the second African-American woman to win the award.
She was listed as one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2012. In the same year the Glamour magazine named her as Glamour’s Film Actress of the year.
The other two prestigious moments for her in 2012 were when she was selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Face the next year and when the actress was presented with the Women in Film’s Crystal Award.