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June 25, 2019  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles

When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen. “We’re not social statements. We’re not mythical creatures all the time … you can literally put pen to paper and write a great story that […]

April 30, 2019  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles

The Hollywood Reporter highlighted 50 individuals who have helped drive opportunities for more diversity in Hollywood … including Viola. Meet the creative and business forces — including Kenya Barris, Laverne Cox, Jon M. Chu and Norman Lear — who are shifting the industry’s landscape to drive opportunities onscreen and off for fresh talents and leaders: […]

April 26, 2019  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  A Touch of Sugar Articles

I had prediabetes but was able to make changes that helped me take control of the situation … I am so proud of Viola addressing this issue and helping others learn. Prevention.com talked with Viola and allowed her to share her story. She narrates A Touch of Sugar, a documentary about the type 2 diabetes […]

April 6, 2019  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Guest Appearances

Viola Davis stepped on stage at Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday evening to thunderous, earsplitting applause. It’s something she’s wanted since she was a small child, but it’s not without its pitfalls. “When you are a kid, you dream of that applause,” Davis said. “When you get older, you’re like […]

February 5, 2019  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Co-Stars

Viola wrote this great piece for Vanity Fair about the talented Ms. Tyson whom she is not only co-stars with on HTGAWM but also her friend. With a career spanning six decades and dozens of film credits, honorary Oscar winner Cicely Tyson is a bastion of Hollywood achievement. Viola Davis looks back at a lifetime […]

December 5, 2018  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Interviews Magazines

The Hollywood Reporter featured Viola on the cover of their special issue that has been released! Personally I feel she is a great choice! In a candid discussion, the ‘Widows’ star — and Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree — reveals herself to best-selling author and leadership guru Brené Brown in a raw exchange about trauma, […]

November 29, 2018  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Fighting Shirley Chisholm

Deadline gives us the exciting news for a new project! EXCLUSIVE: Days after Oscar winner Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions announced a first look feature production deal with Amazon Studios, the first project is moving forward: The Fighting Shirley Chisholm in which Davis will produce and star as the U.S. Representative who was […]

October 24, 2018  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Co-Stars Interviews Widows

Shondaland.com gives us a peek at the Widows Q&A. In a post-screening Q+A, the cast and director of “Widows” talked collaboration, representation, and what they learned on set. Steve McQueen’s latest effort, “Widows,” dropped onto Must See Lists late last year with little more than the reveal of its cast. After all, who wouldn’t be […]

October 22, 2018  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Images

Success hasn’t come easy for the Oscar-winning star. She talks to Benjamin Lee about the limited roles black actors are offered, why The Help was a missed opportunity, and how she learned to take the lead – in life and on screen In the opening scene of Widows, the new thriller from artist-turned-director Steve McQueen, […]

September 12, 2018  •  Ali  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Interviews

Viola did a recent interview with the New York Times where she answers fan questions. She talks about roles that she regrets and the challenges she has faced in her career. TORONTO — The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is the star of the new crime drama “Widows,” which debuted here last week at the Toronto […]

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