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Viola Davis achieves rare and elite EGOT status with her Grammy win

Viola Davis won a Grammy Award for her memoir audiobook.

Viola Davis achieves rare and elite EGOT status with her Grammy win
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Last Updated: 07.24 AM, Feb 06, 2023

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After receiving a Grammy Award for her memoir audiobook, Finding Me, Viola Davis has attained the coveted and exclusive EGOT designation. She joins actors and directors like Rita Moreno, Alan Menken, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, Mike Nichols, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hudson, and Whoopi Goldberg as the 18th individual to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

With crucial moments like when she was initially cast for ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, the series that propelled her to another level of popularity, Davis' memoir walks readers through her brilliant career. Davis also discusses racism and other negative experiences she had as a child growing up in Rhode Island and Hollywood.

For King Hedley II and the Broadway revival of Fences, Davis has won two Tony Awards. She has also won an Emmy for How to Get Away With Murder and an Oscar for the movie Fences in 2016. She became the first female actor of colour to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama for her performance in How to Get Away With Murder. She also made history by becoming the first black artist to win the "triple crown" of acting honours, including the Tony, Oscar, and Emmy.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Davis will play Amanda Waller, the immoral, self-appointed superintendent of the DC world, in the HBO Max series Waller, as was already reported earlier this week. She created the part for Suicide Squad in 2016.

JuVee Productions, her production company, and Entertainment One just signed a first-look agreement. The company creates independent narrative content for all forms of narrative entertainment, including film, television, theatre, virtual reality, and digital platforms.

This year, Davis will be seen in Ben Affleck's directorial Air, which also stars Matt Damon, Affleck, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Marlon Wayans, and Chris Tucker in the lead roles. She also has a pivotal role in the fifth instalment of the Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, co-starring Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Josh Andres Rivera, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Burn Gorman, and Peter Dinklage.