Actor, author and philanthropist Viola Davis is a brand new inductee to the EGOT club – also known as the little Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Celebrities on their careers — she won her first Grammy on Sunday for her audiobook performance of the memoir Finding Me.
Davis is the third black woman in history to be EGOT, the club includes Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks, McNee Coles and Jennifer Hudson (and, in the realm of fictional television, Tracy Jordan of The Rock turns the coveted honor into a diamond studded necklace). “It’s been such a journey,” Davis said in his acceptance speech at the Grammys, declaring gleefully, “I just forgot!”
“I This book was written in memory of six-year-old Viola, and a tribute to her, her life, her joys, her traumas, everything,” Davis added Finding Me , author Jazmine Hughes praised this work in an April 1600 The New York Times profile of Davis, wrote: “Reading her memoir . . . you You’ll see where her power comes from: only someone who’s been dragged into the depths of emotion knows how to get back there.”
In addition to her Grammys, David Roth also won a Tony Award for his lead performance as Rose Maxson in Fences
, the show’s Oscar 50 film adaptation and won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Annalize Keating in the TV show How to Get Away With Murder – Even with ego, who knows what awards Davis’ f still has in the future?
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