Viola Davis

'The Help' stars Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis reminisce on film's seventh anniversary

Octavia Spencer has spoken about how the film The Help changed her life as she celebrated the seventh anniversary of its release.<p>The actress won an Oscar for her portrayal of maid Minny Jackson in the civil rights film, which tells the story of an aspiring author who decides to write a book to …

Entertainment

Today's Birthdays, Aug. 11: Hulk Hogan

Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad is 48.<p>Actress Alyson Stoner is 25.<p>Actress Anna Gunn is 50.<p>Actress Arlene Dahl is 93.<p>Rapper Asher Roth is …

Hulk Hogan

10 Epic Speeches From Viola Davis That Will Move Your Soul

Today is <b>Viola Davis</b>‘ 53rd birthday. The Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winner is one of the greatest actress of all time and she has certainly given us some …

SAG Awards

Happy Birthday, Viola Davis: Queen of the television drama

It’s Viola Davis’s Birthday! Time to celebrate by watching all the movies and television shows she’s starred in that Netflix has to offer.<p>It is the …

Entertainment

Los mejores roles de Viola Davis

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Will Viola Davis ‘get away with’ being the first guest actress to win Emmy for ‘Scandal’?

<b>Viola Davis</b>’ fourth consecutive Emmy nomination is not for her leading role on “How to Get Away With Murder,” but as Best Drama Guest Actress for her …

Entertainment

Don't Sleep On Viola Davis' Award-Worthy Beauty Looks

There are <i>a lot</i> of reasons to admire Viola Davis. Maybe it's her self-care routine, the fact that she's just one Grammy away from being an EGOT …

Red Carpet

The Great Timothy Hutton Joins How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 | TV Guide

Viola Davis won't be the only Oscar winner in the <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i> Season 5 cast: Timothy Hutton has joined the ABC legal thriller, …

TV

Providence Public Library to open AS220 archives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence Public Library is opening the archives of AS220, the downtown art and performance space founded in 1985, to the …

Genealogy

Celebrities call for action in Nia Wilson's death

Celebrities such as Viola Davis and Anne Hathaway are calling for action in the stabbing murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson.

Justice

#JusticeForNia: Celebrities Pay Tribute To 18-Year-Old Hate Crime Victim Nia Wilson

Black Culture

Timothée Chalamet, Lady Gaga and Viola Davis Build Oscar Buzz with Toronto Film Festival Movies

Oscar season is already heating up!<p>The Toronto Film Festival — one of the first major stops on the path to the Academy Awards — announced its first …

Film Festivals

Newsmaker: Viola Davis

Viola Davis has accrued some serious hardware—an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and two Tonys—for her roles in film, television, and theater. Now …

Shonda Rhimes

SC native and ‘Luke Cage’ star is coming to Columbia

South Carolina native and “Luke Cage” star Mike Colter is coming to Columbia.<p>Colter, 41, will be at Soda City Comic Con on Aug. 25 and 26, the event …

Comics

Emmys: Viola Davis Snubbed On Lead Actress Front But Nabs Guest Nom For ‘HTGAWM/Scandal’ Crossover

After three consecutive years of nominations and one win, <i>How To Get Away With Murder</i> star Viola Davis was left off of the ballet for lead actress in …

Hollywood

Steve McQueen’s Heist Thriller ‘Widows,’ With Viola Davis, to Open London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival has set Steve McQueen’s heist movie “Widows” as its opening night gala film. The movie packs a star-power punch for …

Celebrity News

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno Shares the Ups and Downs of Her Life and Career

The West Side Story star can currently be seen on the acclaimed Netflix reboot of One Day at a Time.<p>Rita Moreno, who co-stars in the Netflix reboot …

Sara Bareilles

Viola Davis Celebrates 15 Years Of Marriage With Husband Julius Tennon: 'You Are My Heart'

Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon celebrated 15 years of marriage this weekend!<p>The Oscar-winner sent out a special post acknowledging the …

Women of Color

Viola Davis 15 Years Marriage Husband Julius Tennon - Essence

Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon celebrated 15 years of marriage this weekend!<p>The Oscar-winner sent out a special post acknowledging the …

The Oscars

Now Casting: Appear in Amazon Studios Film ‘Troupe Zero’ Starring Viola Davis + 3 More Gigs

In today’s casting roundup, the upcoming “Troupe Zero,” starring Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan, is casting actors for a pair of …

Amazon Studios

Viola Davis gives us 'The Last Defense' on ABC

A new ABC show will offer a last defense to Darlie Routier and Julius Jones, two prisoners who have spent decades behind bars on death row.<p>The …

Entertainment

Viola Davis Offers 'The Last Defense' For People on Death Row

The new docuseries explores the case of Julius Jones, a Black college student sentenced to death for killing a White man despite his repeated …

Race & Ethnicity

Feature Films: 'Troupe Zero,' Baton Twirlers & Students

Jim Gaffigan

Viola Davis Leads Steve McQueen’s Star-Packed ‘Widows’ Trailer

There are nearly too many big names to count in the first full-length trailer from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen’s forthcoming drama, …

Steve McQueen

Viola Davis’ New Action Flick ‘Widows’ Proves Female-Led Films Are In Demand

<b>Viola Davis</b> isn’t necessarily the actress who comes to mind when you think of action flicks. Then again, a female-led action flick doesn’t come to …

Gabrielle Union

You're not prepared for Viola Davis's fierceness in 'Widows'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Viola Davis is ready to teach us how to get away with heisting.<p>In the movie "Widows," Davis plays a woman who decides to find her inner criminal after her husband is killed while trying to pull off a heist. With help from other grieving women -- played by Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth …

Entertainment

Viola Davis Aims to Pull off Heist in ‘Widows’ Trailer

Viola Davis will be donning full-body armor in her upcoming movie Widows. Fox just released the trailer for the flick, directed by Steve McQueen (12 …

Viola Davis

Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez Star in New Movie ‘Widows’

Viola Davis is about to turn Hollywood up with a new movie titled, <i>Widows</i>. The Academy Award-winning actress will be starring alongside Michelle …

Trailers

Widows (Trailer)

LinkFour robbers are killed in a heist gone wrong. Their widows step up to finish the job. Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel …

Critically-Acclaimed

‘Widows’ First Trailer: Steve McQueen and Viola Davis Pull Off a Heist for the Ages

Four years after "12 Years A Slave" won best picture, Steve McQueen finally returns to the big screen with what looks like a commercial hit.<p>Steve …

Steve McQueen