Viola Davis is the queen of all things and now she’s adding author to her long list of talents. The Academy Award winning actress is slated to release a memoir in 2022. The book, Finding Me, will be a detailed look at her rise from poverty to superstardom and is said to be the most intimate documentation of Davis’ life to date. "I believe that our stories, and the courage to share them, is the most powerful empathetic tool we have," Davis said in a statement, to the Associated Press. "This is my story...straight no chaser.”
Davis has been one of the most revered actresses in the industry since her breakout role alongside Meryl Streep in Doubt, which earned her an Oscar nomination for only eight minutes of screen time. Her starring roles in both The Help and Fences helped her bring home the gold to add to her well-deserved list of accolades. Her production company, JuVee Productions, which she runs with husband Julius Tennon, is slated to bring a host of new projects to TV and film including Showtime’s First Lady, in which Davis will play former first lady, Michelle Obama.
Needless to say, we cannot wait to get our hands on this memoir, published by HarperOne, in partnership with Ebony Magazine Publishing, which will hit shelves this coming April. Viola shared the news via her Instagram with the caption, “From my heart….both excited and terrified to share”. HarperOne President Judith Carr had this so say about the iconic actress, “Viola Davis is a powerful truth teller—through her work on stage and screen, as well as in her life. I’m looking forward to working with her on a book that powerfully reveals the risk and danger for a Black woman living in the fullness of her talents and gifts—and the reward and freedom that comes with it.”