Finding Me: The Grammy-winning memoir
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Sneak Peek! See Viola Davis in Her New Drama How to Get Away With Murder". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017 . Retrieved April 1, 2017.
Finney, Ali (October 20, 2016). "Viola Davis on What It Means to Be Your Authentic Self". Women's Health. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018 . Retrieved March 4, 2018. Through you through me to others it’s my hope whoever is touched will find Hope. Peace. Joy in the wounds of why they are, too. Paul and I haven’t even finished the first season of “How to Get Away With Murder”, yet….we are late to watch it….but we are loving it …….Stodghill, Alexis Garrett (December 23, 2011). "Viola Davis' top 10 performances: From 'Traffic' to 'The Help' ". Grio. Archived from the original on July 5, 2012 . Retrieved July 8, 2012. M Smith, Nigel (September 26, 2016). "Viola Davis to star in Steve McQueen's heist thriller Widows". The Guardian. Archived from the original on August 22, 2023 . Retrieved March 4, 2018. I now understand that life and living it is more about being present. I'm now aware that the not-so-happy memories lie in wait; but the hope and the joy also lie in wait."
Lee, Jarry (October 10, 2017). "Viola Davis Is Writing A Sequel To Classic Picture Book "Corduroy" ". BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on August 22, 2023 . Retrieved March 4, 2018. Chi, Paul (April 15, 2022). "Viola Davis on Playing Michelle Obama: "I'm Terrified About What She Will Think" ". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on April 15, 2022 . Retrieved April 28, 2022. This memoir will make you emotional after reading the author's extraordinary life journey. If you are facing many obstacles in your life now and want to read a newly published inspirational book, this book will be a great choice.Caro, Mark (February 14, 2009). "Viola Davis: The Pop Machine interview". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on October 18, 2015 . Retrieved September 21, 2015. Years later, a conversation I had on the set of Suicide Squad with Will Smith was an “aha” moment. Will asked me, “Viola, who are you?” After graduating from high school, Davis studied at Rhode Island College, majoring in theater and participating in the National Student Exchange before graduating in 1988. Next, she attended the Juilliard School for four years,   and was a member of the school's Drama Division "Group 22" (1989–93).  Career [ edit ] Early work and breakthrough on stage (1992–1999) [ edit ]
I feel connected to her and to all the women, of any color, of any biological nature, who fight every day for the birthright to be themselves. It’s also a love letter to her craft; a marveling at the power of art to transform both its object and creator, yes, but also a reflection on its nature and facets — how did it look like liberated from the constraints of eurocentrism? How is acting a feat of creation and not of mimicry?
I love the way she handles her success. She’s humble, practical, and handles criticism stoically and with pragmatism, and that is not something many people are able to pull off in general, much less publicly. I have loved this actress for a long time based solely on her skills as an actress, but now I am doubly impressed. Now when I see Viola on the big or small screen, I will see her in a different light- one that shines brighter and stronger, with an everlasting glow…