Hollywood actress Viola Davis has officially completed the holy grail of entertainment award after winning Grammy Award. Miss Davis won her first Grammy on Sunday for her audiobook recording of her memoir, “Finding Me”, making her the third Black female EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony Awards) winner, after Whoopi Goldberg who won in 2001 and Jennifer Hudson who won in 2007. The musician John Legend became the first Black male winner and joint youngest in the industry.
She previously won an Emmy for her role in “How to get Away with Murder,” an Oscar for “Fences,” and two Tony awards for “ King Hedley. “I wrote this book to honor the six-year-old Viola,” Davis said on stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles. “To honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And, it has just been such a journey – I just EGOT!”
The 57-year-old actor is a four-time Academy award nominee, making her the most nominated Black female actor in history. She won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2017 for her performance as the wife of a baseball player in Fences. She also won a best lead actress Tony in 2010 for the same role, in the original play on Broadway.
She is also a five-time Emmy nominee and won in 2015 for her performance in the television show How to Get Away with Murder. Before her Tony win for Fences in 2010, she also won a best featured actress Tony for her role in the Broadway play King Hedley II in 2001.