Viola Davis has achieved an incredible feat. She has become only the 19th person to reach EGOT status, meaning she has won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. This milestone is a testament to her incredible talent and hard work.
Davis first won a pair of Tonys, one for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in King Hedley II in 2001 and another for Best Actress in a Play for Fences in 2010. She then won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her lead role in How to Get Away with Murder in 2015. Finally, Davis won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film adaptation of Fences in 2017.
The Suicide Squad star recently won a Grammy Award for her narration on the Finding Me audiobook, a memoir she first released last year. This was her final award to achieve EGOT status.
Davis is also the single piece of cohesive tissue between all DC projects over the past decade or so. Her character Amanda Waller will soon get her own show on HBO Max. Waller was first introduced in the pages of DC Comics in 1986’s Legends #1. She serves as the brains behind behind Task Force X, the government name for DC’s Suicide Squad.
Davis has expressed her excitement for being part of the DC Comics universe. “As a comic book and Wonder Woman fan, I love the whole DC Comics universe,” Davis said. “I traded comic books as a kid so all of that appeals to me. When you dream about being an actor as a kid, that’s what you dream about. That’s like play acting: being the superhero, getting the gun; it plays into that fantasy.”
Viola Davis has achieved a remarkable feat, becoming only the 19th person to reach EGOT status. Her hard work and dedication to her craft has been rewarded with four major awards. Davis is also continuing to be a part of the DC Comics universe, with her character Amanda Waller getting her own show on HBO Max. It’s clear that Davis is a talented and versatile actor and we can’t wait to see what she does next.