Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Creator / ViolaDavis

Go To



She is the first black actor to achieve the [[TheEGOTs "triple crown of acting"]] - an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony in the competitive acting categories.

to:

She is the first black actor to achieve the [[TheEGOTs [[UsefulNotes/TheEGOTs "triple crown of acting"]] - an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony in the competitive acting categories.


* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' (2014 -- present) as Annalise Keating [[note]]UsefulNotes/EmmyAward win for Best Leading Actress -- Drama[[/note]]

!! Tropes associated to Viola Davis:
* OneOfUs: The reason she signed up for the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and possibly the future Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies: She's actually [[http://screenrant.com/suicide-squad-amanda-waller-viola-davis/ a comic book fan]], particularly a ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' fan and mentions that she traded comics when she was a kid.

to:

* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' (2014 -- present) as Annalise Keating [[note]]UsefulNotes/EmmyAward win for Best Leading Actress -- Drama[[/note]]

!! Tropes associated to Viola Davis:
* OneOfUs: The reason she signed up for the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and possibly the future Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies: She's actually [[http://screenrant.com/suicide-squad-amanda-waller-viola-davis/ a comic book fan]], particularly a ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' fan and mentions that she traded comics when she was a kid.
Drama[[/note]]


Viola Davis (August 11, 1965-) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

to:

Viola Davis (August 11, 1965-) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' Creator/ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


* ''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' (2016) as Rose Maxson [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward win for Best Supporting Actress (and won a Tony Award for playing the role on the stage)[[/note]]

to:

* ''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' (2016) as Rose Maxson [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward win for Best Supporting Actress (and won a Tony Award for playing the role on the stage)[[/note]]
stage)
* ''Film/{{Widows}}'' (2018) as Veronica[[/note]]

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' (2013) as Helen Hanshaw (replaced by Dawnn Lewis in her second speaking appearance)


Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

to:

Viola Davis (born August (August 11, 1965) 1965-) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


* OneOfUs: The reason she signed up for the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and possibly the future DCCinematicUniverse movies: She's actually [[http://screenrant.com/suicide-squad-amanda-waller-viola-davis/ a comic book fan]], particularly a ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' fan and mentions that she traded comics when she was a kid.

to:

* OneOfUs: The reason she signed up for the ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' and possibly the future DCCinematicUniverse Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies: She's actually [[http://screenrant.com/suicide-squad-amanda-waller-viola-davis/ a comic book fan]], particularly a ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' fan and mentions that she traded comics when she was a kid.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/ThePentagonWars'': Sgt Fanning.


* ''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' (2016) as Rose Maxson [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward win for Best Supporting Actress[[/note]]

to:

* ''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' (2016) as Rose Maxson [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward win for Best Supporting Actress[[/note]]
Actress (and won a Tony Award for playing the role on the stage)[[/note]]



* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' (2014 -- present) as Annalise Keating [[note]]Emmy Award win for Best Leading Actress -- Drama[[/note]]

to:

* ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' (2014 -- present) as Annalise Keating [[note]]Emmy Award [[note]]UsefulNotes/EmmyAward win for Best Leading Actress -- Drama[[/note]]


Viola Davis (August 11, 1965-) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

to:

Viola Davis (August (born August 11, 1965-) 1965) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


* ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' (2008) as Mrs. Miller

to:

* ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' (2008) as Mrs. MillerMiller [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Supporting Actress[[/note]]


* ''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' (2016) as Rose Maxson [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Supporting Actress[[/note]]

to:

* ''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' (2016) as Rose Maxson [[note]]UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination win for Best Supporting Actress[[/note]]


She is the first black actor to achieve the "triple crown of acting" - [[TheEGOTs an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony in the competitive acting categories]].

to:

She is the first black actor to achieve the [[TheEGOTs "triple crown of acting" acting"]] - [[TheEGOTs an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony in the competitive acting categories]].categories.

Added DiffLines:

She is the first black actor to achieve the "triple crown of acting" - [[TheEGOTs an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony in the competitive acting categories]].


Viola Davis (August 11, 1965-) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

to:

Viola Davis (August 11, 1965-) is an American actress known for her work on stage, in {{film}}, and now on [[LiveActionTV television.]] Davis earned acclaim and [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar nods]] for her roles in ''Film/{{Doubt}}'' and ''Film/TheHelp''. She currently stars as criminal law professor Annalise Keating on ShondaRhimes' ABC drama ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'', for which she won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first black actress to ever win the award, and plays [[BlackBossLady Amanda Waller]] in 2016's ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''. Her role in ''Fences'' earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 35

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report