Category: Guest Appearances

Build Series with the Cast of Widows

Yesterday, Viola and her Widows castmates stopped by the Build Series to talk about their new film Widows. I have added images from the appearance to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > 2018 > November 12 | Build Series
Viola Davis Online > 2018 > November 12 | Build Series – Widows Discussion

Gallery Update | Events in 2011

I have added over a thousand images to the gallery from events that Viola attended during 2011. During 2011 she promoted her Academy Award nominated role in The Help.


Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2011

Viola at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

I added four stills from Viola’s appearance earlier this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Viola Davis Online > September 25 | Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Show

Viola Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last night Viola made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In case you missed it … here are clips from the interview!

Viola Davis Dragged a Meeting Out for Free Sushi

Viola talks about her daughter loving the food at Kimmel, explains Oodles of Noodles to Jimmy, and reveals that she once kept a lunch meeting going just to eat more free sushi.

Viola Davis on How to Get Away with Murder & New Children’s Book

Viola talks about ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ loving her TV apartment, her new children’s book Corduroy Takes a Bow and her favorite part about going to the library as a kid.

America Inside Out – The Revolt : Watch the full episode.

Recently Viola was one of the actresses featured on America Inside Out … here is a clip of the full episode.

From famous actors to tech trailblazers to domestic workers, Katie Couric talks to change makers about why we still haven’t achieved gender equality.

Viola Davis Recounts the Barriers She’s Faced in Hollywood (Exclusive Clip)

Viola Davis is no stranger to breaking barriers in Hollywood.

As the star of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, she’s the first and only black woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, which she received in 2015. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 2016’s Fences, she became the first black actor to earn the “Triple Crown of Acting,” by winning a competitive Oscar, Emmy and Tony.

But the actress has been open about her humble beginnings, growing up in poverty in Rhode Island, telling ET that part of the way she overcame her struggles was to “dream big.”

“Dreaming is like going to the gym for me. It’s what I did every day,” Davis said at the time. “Every day I tackled something. Every day, even when I had obstacles in front of me, even if it was something I could do that made me just a step closer to my dreams, I did it.”

Now, on the National Geographic docuseries America Inside Out With Katie Couric, the actress is recounting the barriers she faced as a woman of color trying to break through in Hollywood.

“I’m not pretty enough; I’m too fat; I’m not good enough; my hair — that was a big one; my skin tone,” Davis lists off in a frank conversation with the journalist.

In tonight’s episode, “The Revolt,” Couric examines why Davis and other women remain more vulnerable to harassment and abuse in the workplace. She then goes beyond those tragic stories to discover how gender inequality, unconscious bias and sexual harassment are linked through interviews with other trailblazers like Geena Davis and Elisabeth Moss, who are helping Hollywood change in the Time’s Up era.

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The mighty voice of Viola Davis

Women in the World released this video of Viola’s discussion from yesterday!

Viola Davis talks about a life journey that’s taken her from the depths of privation to the heights of Hollywood, overcoming discrimination against her race, gender and poverty all the way.

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