It is public knowledge that Viola Davis is a national treasure. From her versatility in astounding acting techniques to her ability to elucidate strong emotion from her viewers, Davis is the epitome of Black excellence. Her recent role in “The First Lady” has only highlighted Davis’s extraordinary talent. Here are seven reasons why the veteran actress is one of the greatest acts of all time.

She Embodies Every Role

Every single one of Davis’ roles has been executed with the utmost attention to detail and flawless artistry. Movies like “The Help” have shown how versatile and diverse Davis’ repertoire is. Her riveting skills have earned her the respect of fans and peers, and she is showing no signs of slowing down.

 

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Her Power is Palpable

All of Davis’ interviews sound like an intricately curated works of art, and it only goes to show how intelligent and poised the actress is. Davis has maintained a steady and consistent reputation despite a career that has spanned decades.

 

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She Has Been Consistent

Although many Black celebrities get undermined and thrown to the wayside, Davis has refused to be forgotten, disrespected, or relegated. She has achieved that by staying consistent with her performances and putting out her best work despite occasional criticism.

 

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She Speaks Up

Hollywood can be a tough industry, and although certain celebrities don’t often speak out about injustices or mishaps in the industry, Davis is different. On many occasions, she has spoken about the pay inequality that exists in the entertainment world and how qualified Black women like her often get overlooked in terms of compensation.

 

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She Has Paved a Way

The entertainment industry has significantly evolved over the years, and Davis is a huge contributor to that evolution. Davis wants to continue to pave the way for others. Although there is still a lot of work to be done for full equity to happen, Davis has blazed a trail for Black women who want to make it in the performance world. 

 

 

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Her Style is Impeccable

Davis’ style is as distinct as it is memorable. Her fine-tailored, well-fitted pieces instantly leave a memorable impression. It is very easy to see why Davis is arguably one of the best-dressed actresses.

 

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She is Vulnerable

Many celebrities have the ability to be closed off, but Davis’ ability to truly open up about a situation is remarkable. In her book “Finding Me,” she delves into the various private aspects of her life and how she achieved success. There is a lot of information to be gleaned from her story, and Davis is only going to keep going up from here. In her book “Finding Me,” Davis further gives fans an insight into her early childhood and the events that left a mark in her life.

 

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