Viola Davis Honored With Walk of Fame

Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis received the first Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the new year. Davis, 51, said she once dreamed of getting her own star as a child. Her idols were living legends Cicely Tyson and Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep Presents Viola Davis with Walk of Fame star

“Ms. Tyson and Ms. Streep were the only actors I talked about back in the day,” Davis says, about her childhood growing up in Central Falls, R.I. “That wasn’t part of the dream,” Davis said after receiving the honor from Ms. Streep. “I feel like this is the best vision board coming to fruition.”

Davis, who adopted a mixed race girl, said she was inspired by Ms. Tyson, in particular.

“She looked like me,” Davis reminisces. “Her looking like me made me believe I could do it, but what she did for me was something way beyond entertainment value — it was of transformative value. I felt like if I did that, I could make a life and it could be a beautiful life.”

Viola Davis and daughter Genesis Tennon

Ms. Davis’ adopted daughter Genesis Tennon, 5, and her husband, Julius Tennon, were among her special guests. Davis and her husband recently sold their Granada Hills, Calif. home for $1.15 million. The couple purchased a home in Toluca Lake, near the Warner Bros. studio, for $1.17 million.

Photos: AXELLE WOUSSEN/Bauergriffin.com | WENN.com | Clinton Wallace / ZUMA Press / Splash News


  • more

    She earned this shyt!! She is a strong actress who is very much believable in her roles

  • Karma WhO

    Do yall know I jus noticed Viola Davis was the character “Ellen” on Madea goes to jail..i know I’m late.. but I soo love her.. kudos Ms. Davis!!! Put on for your heritage boo!

  • Karma WhO

    Do yall know I jus noticed Viola Davis was the character “Ellen” on Madea goes to jail..i know I’m late.. but I soo love her.. kudos Ms. Davis!!! Put on for your heritage boo!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Congratulations, Ms. Davis! I enjoy her work tremendously.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Congratulations, Ms. Davis! I enjoy her work tremendously.

  • Chardonnai

    Well deserved!

  • Akili

    Congratulations Viola!! It’s well deserved.

  • Taylordanes

    Thanks for the post Sandra. Love to see #blackgirlmagic and #blackexcellence

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I love her wonderful actress she is :)

  • Seavoo Play

    Go on nah Mrs. Davis! This is awesome and well deserved! Maybe even long overdue!
    Congrats!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    YAAASS!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I absolutely HATE when you say adopted. It pisses me the heck off.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    The ONLY reason you type that crap is because of that baby skin tone. That’s HER child. How many folks you know say oh this child came out my twat and this one my adopted one? I’ll wait.

  • A-way29

    All is vanity

    “The words of Qoheleth, son of Dawid?, sovereign in Yerushalayim. “Futility! Futility!” says Qoheleth. “Futility, futility, all is futile!”
    3What does man gain from all his labour in which he toils under the sun?
    4A generation passes away, and a generation comes, but the earth stands forever. 5The sun also rises, and the sun sets, and hurries back to the place where it arose. 6Going to the south, and turning round to the north, turning, turning, and on its rounds the wind returns.
    7All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea never overflows. To the place from which the rivers come, there they return again. 8All matters are wearisome, no one is able to speak of it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9What has been is what shall be, what has been done is what shall be done, and there is no new matter under the sun. 10Is there a matter of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It was here already, long ago.” 11There is no remembrance of former ones, nor is there any remembrance of those that are to come by those who come later on.”Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    And I was side-eyeing the phrase “mixed race.” Who cares already?!

  • MsSincerity

    Viola should get 3 stars alone for her roll in Antwone Fisher. She didn’t even have a speaking role….chile

  • Incog-knee-gress

    GO GIRL!!!! Congrats

  • A-way29

    Your soul is not worth a star. The life of the rich and famous is dark. They all sell out.

  • Chardonnai

    WHY?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Where she mixed race? Where?

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Yayyyy for Viola. LOVE HER! And the pic with her daughter where her eyes are red. *heart flutters*

  • Chardonnai

    They make sure to let us know that some of Angelina’s kids are adopted. They almost always specify it.

  • Blue

    I love this woman. Miss me with the adopted comment. Can’t let nobody be great … ‘cept ole Orange Hair.

  • Rayne

    Gone Viola. She looks beautiful here TO ME.

  • Blue

    I agree

  • kekeb

    She did have a speaking role didn’t she???? That whole scene was silent?!!!

  • Chardonnai

    9 wounded at Ft Lauderdale Airport. Shooter in custody.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I was watching an old Law and Order Criminal Intent and she was on there as a cop.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    She’s enchanting

  • A-way29

    Pray for them. They usually cry out in their music or some form that’s within the capacity they work in.

  • Baron

    She’s a stunning woman! All the time, to me.

  • Chardonnai

    Kanye is the prime example.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    So, Sandy, if Arm 7 this SAME color what that mean? Cuz I’m black and her daddy blacker.

  • Yardgirl

    I love Viola Davis!! I saw her speak at an event and when she described how poor she was growing up and how hard she worked to get where she is, she got my utmost respect!! True rags to riches story.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Viola, I mean

  • Tammie Reed

    A lil bird told me that they pay for their own star on the walk of fame. I’m not sure if thats true but thats been the running rumor for years. Same as award shows too. Hmm but congrats to her.

  • MzApple

    this happened today?

  • Baron

    Please go find an ocean and walk on it.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I thought this would be a good post to come back for but I see its not. Bye ya’ll.

  • Renee26

    Yes!!! Congrats to her! she truly deserves it

  • Renee26

    Same

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Chile if I could post a lick of my youngest. When she was born, my mama said who child is that. She bout this baby complexion and I’m chocolate? Is my baby mixed race too.

  • Chardonnai

    Right now. We got CNN on at the job.

  • Chardonnai

    Its scary because most people I know that travel to MIA lands in FLL.

  • A-way29

    Yes.

    Out their own mouths – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG5oRTTcJYs

  • A-way29

    James Brown did a skit a while back. Here, he’s looking for a reup on his original contract.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilq_Kbenyv8

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Don’t go. Stay with me.

  • Renee26

    Why are you here

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So what’s your point?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Davis, who adopted a mixed race girl, said she was inspired by Ms. Tyson, in particular.

    “She looked like me,” Davis reminisces. “Her looking like me made me believe I could do it, but what she did for me was something way beyond entertainment value — it was of transformative value. I felt like if I did that, I could make a life and it could be a beautiful life.”

    @sandrarose
    I see what you did there & I understand……………………………………….

  • A-way29

    I dont like to swim. But, a nice beach with a beautiful view is needed during this snowy weather :)

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Let me go eat a snickers.

  • A-way29

    the same reason you are.

  • Tammie Reed

    I didnt know that what I posted needed more explanation.

  • Renee26

    She played an attorney on one of them too…her list is looong

  • Renee26

    Not at all

  • Karma WhO

    she got a check on the low! a bunch of roles I didn’t even know about!

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    love me some her, and look at Meryl

  • Baron

    You won’t need to swim, because you’ll be walking on it. Go ahead, do it! You’ll be blessed for being obedient. Don’t you trust God?! Trust Him! Prove that His word will not return void. You’re quoting that bible, well put your faith to the test.

  • MsSincerity

    From my recollection, she only had 2 small scenes, but I don’t remember her speaking in either one of them.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Girl

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    WOF Stars are generally “sponsored.” Movie studios, record labels, etc. pay the $30K fee for their stars for whom they’ve submitted a WOF star app.

  • Seavoo Play

    Hey Sandra! Thanks for this post! How about some more #blackgirlmagic posts?
    NASA’s Mrs. Jeanette Epps is the first black astronaut on the international space ? station!
    I luv it!

  • That’s Interesting

    That little girl does not look mixed. Black people come in a full range of shades…even in Africa. I doubt she even saw the child before she adopted her because I refuse to believe Viola is ignorant like that. She looks better with weaves tho. Sorry not sorry.

  • Phillybruh

    Please don’t let the shooter in Fla be of color anykind of color..is it wrong to ask that.:/

  • A-way29

    The Most High ain’t telling me to go walk on water lol. You’re funny tho. The word tells us not to tempt Him either.

  • Renee26

    Yes, I witnessed her tell her story too. The white kids chased her and threw rocks at her teasing her about her looks and she found solace in the arts. She’s an ivy league arts scholar who perfected her craft and she has broken barriers in Hollywood. She wasn’t afraid to make it known about the things she’s dealt with in her journey. A true Queen with a beautiful spirit. She is most deserving!

  • sunni_daze

    Applauds to Viola. Get it Girl!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Well deserved. Congrats to her.

  • Oliver Brady

    Mixed race girl.smh. You people have a blessed weekend. And leave scrotum alone. it ain’t easy being the lone cock in a shed full of hens.lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You calling yourself a hen?

  • Chardonnai

    Nope. thats the firs thing I thought.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Remember we ALL believed there was no way the DC sniper was a black man? But yeah, Im like please dont let them be black.

  • Yardgirl

    My first thought too!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I was so SHOCKED when we found out he was black. Didn’t believe it at first.

  • Tammie Reed

    Yep!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Me too. Im like aint no way a black man running around killing folks with a sniper.

  • Renee26

    I always think it :shrugs:

  • Renee26

    This!

  • Sucker Free

    OMG…my parents flying there next Friday…I’m flying into west palm tho…

  • Yardgirl

    Yessss girl!! Every day they chased her and threw rocks!! The house without heat and hot water, the rats on the roof!! Taking the bus to school to the last stop and then walking a few miles to the school!! I was crying at my table CRYING!!

    As for the star, yes anyone can be nominated and the $30,000 fee can be paid for by the star or their reps. This does not take away from the fact that this woman is the true definition of a star, and like you said a true Queen!!

  • Renee26

    Me either, in straight denial…I was like “why they trying to frame the black man”…then came the admissions and evidence. Mouth wide open moment right there.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Congrats. I love her, great actress.

  • Renee26

    If she did want a lighter child it is based on how she was treated as a dark beauty who was made to feel ugly. People don’t realize how deep emotional scars go. Knowing her story I couldn’t fault her for not wanting her child to experience hatred like she had…and continues to by stupid comments about her natural hair and whatnot

  • Oliver Brady

    Lololol no no no. I meant since I’m leaving he will be the lone. All cock here baby. Balls too. They’ve gotten much bigger over time. Soon enough I’ll have more balls than cock. What can you do?! Ear, nose and balls continue to grow as you age so they say?

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines
  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    And he did alllll that just to cover up murdering his wife. Which he never got to do thank goodness

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I need to work. I know you don’t have to work being a kept woman and all.

  • Renee26

    Stunning!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Only on a lizard

  • Umbra in the UK

    Meryl Streep is the most overrated actress of ALL TIME.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Well everyone can’t wear that tassle like you/

  • Desiree Edwards

    So happy for her, really loved her in Get Up On it….

  • Blue

    Bwahahaha. This whole conversation.

  • Buttercup

    I just love her!

    Salutations.

  • Renee26

    I was crying too chile so moving

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Three people killed in airport shooting.

  • Buttercup
  • Incog-knee-gress

    And leave scrotum alone
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    I dont know her

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Chile…

  • sherri2016

    Instead of just congrats she had to put something ignorant she adopted a mixed race child what does that have to do with her success

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You ever seen Devil Wears Prada. She gives face like no other.

  • Umbra in the UK

    Bingo! +1

  • Oliver Brady

    ??? you rock?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Homegirl I was working with at the time pure LEFT that day they showed it was brotha man. We was JUST tambout that mess last time we got together. *snot*

  • iWasteTime

    Word! There are a lot but Merly ass ain’t one

  • iWasteTime

    How we know that baby is mixed ?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    White clothing looks so lovely on dark skin. Congrats to Viola!

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Bye.

  • Renee26

    So sad…probably just trying to vacation and in came a nutjob

  • iWasteTime

    It is not .
    I’m figuring if they were. we’d know already

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Meryl is one of the best method actresses ever. Fell in love with her in drama class when they made us watch Sophie’s choice….

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Interviewing first grade teacher about that time he wet himself. It was then they knew..

  • That’s Interesting

    Yep. Looks better with weaves. Some women do but that’s just an opinion. Dreads would be nice on her. That short natural hair makes her look OLD.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    That and Hope Springs and Kramer vs Kramer. Meryl my fave Jersey girl lmaoooo. Can become whomever you damn need her to be. Became big ass Julia Child lmaoooo. And was believable.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Was about to type a long comment to someone, but I am gone keep it cute.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Do it. Its Friday and its about to snow

  • fresnostateofmind

    It was an interesting juxtaposition. I see and understand as well.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    See you tonight. Same time. Same price.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I am gone keep it cute.
    ——
    It would be your first time.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    OOOOHHH. Thought you had to go?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    No cosigner’s huh?

  • iWasteTime

    August: Osage County.

  • That’s Interesting

    No excuse for not wanting a child who favors you. She was up in age, but if not, she would have had a stunning daughter with the help of her husband. I won’t apologize for not thinking natural hair is becoming ON HER. Natural hair becomes me. I know several women who it did not, and they left it alone instead of being bullied into looking less attractive. I think a natural textured weave would look nice on her as well. She has a great body and would look at least a decade younger.

  • Umbra in the UK

    I stand by my statement but, that gif is too cute!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    BUT BUT, you still have to voted for. It’s not like we talking about someone who was in a Colgate commercial for the first time. We all know how the game works, but lets not act like Viola ain’t paid her dues. Where were these questions when Diddy got it, heck Usher? I will wait. #Tamarneckroll

  • Chardonnai

    Trying to get to the cruise boat…smh.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Now that was a good movie. What’s that old lady name. She funny.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Viola is GORGEOUS!!!

    …AND has a bad frame.

    She betta work!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    #pettygang

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Haha. Haha. Hahaaaaa. ~snorts~

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    “She paid for the award, but congrats” Ok sis. Ok.

  • Chardonnai

    Wedall Williams tried to say Viola was wrong for wearing her natural hair to the Oscars. I was done.

  • Umbra in the UK

    I don’t need a chorus as I am not afraid to stand alone. I stand by what I said.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Diane is my type of sassy. The kid you laugh at but thank God aint yours.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    new post. Shooting

  • Blue

    I agree

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Baybeeee

  • Irony

    Congratulations, Mrs. Viola Davis very deserving! I wish Cicely would’ve honoured her, but its Meryl how can I turn my head at that!?

  • That’s Interesting

    No she was not wrong. Not wrong at all. I just think SHE looks better with other hair options. She could get a natural textured wig. Some people like to make things about color but it’s my two light skinned friends who look the worst natural. Both look 10-15 years older and just…less attractive. One heat trained and the other wears a lot of braids and weaves. Everything ain’t for everybody. Me, I’m dark with very kinky hair, and it looks great on me.

  • MystyBlu

    ??? you weren’t kidding about not being nice today!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I tried.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    LOOK! ???

  • Renee Bee

    I still love She-Devil with Meryl Streep and Rosanne Barr.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wait…whet?

    ??

  • scentsychick30

    Congrats on the star,she deserves it very talented.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    It costs more tonight.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I did but I checked my notifications.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Congrats, Lady!! Well deserved

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Do it for the Blog!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And we don’t even care….she was adopted and loved…THEE END!!

  • Yardgirl

    ??

  • Renee Bee

    Happy Three Kings Day if you celebrate amigas. Go easy on the coquito tonight. I has some with pistachio last night. Different taste but still delish. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a3e97e0fed0edde17793bb5bec8739d637229589d780680fd3391e97979e72c1.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0bb61cd52f9f41fbe82702cd95196fd3b0ce44c02efa41c2730a072641070b18.jpg

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Put it on my tab.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That’s one of my favorite movies. Now I may watch it tonight with wine

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    There are no tabs.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I love Meryl Streep too!

  • Renee Bee

    Love it!! Revenge is sweet. ?

  • Lisa daniels

    The Devil wears Prada, Classic

  • Lisa daniels

    Best ever

  • MystyBlu

    Lmao I haven’t read all the posts today but I’ll take your word for it ??

  • Lisa daniels
  • Lisa daniels

    ???

  • Lisa daniels

    What?

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    That was a great movie

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    When she cut that girl down over the color cerulean. So sad

  • Lisa daniels

    She learnt that day.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Yep the wife was on one of those ID type shows. He was out to kill her. Killed the others so that it would’ve seemed random.

  • Buttercup

    I <3 her! I may or may not have been like Diane when I was growing up :kona:

  • Buttercup

    In the words of Low, “et al.”

  • Lisa daniels

    I did not know that.

  • Tee Bullock

    Lmao

  • Renee26

    You think you look better wearing your natural than others do…show is a picture and let us see the big difference.

  • VM

    She is so deserving of this and more. Congrats!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I love Viola! She is a talented, intelligent, and beautiful woman. One criticism: I like her better with her natural hair.

    Side note: A BLACK coworker had the nerve to say Viola’s dark skin looks dirty. Her ignorant comments left me in complete shock! Needless to say, I don’t speak to that idiot anymore.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I first saw that movie on a flight from Chicago to LA. Once I reached my destination, I rushed to the nearest store, bought the DVD, and invited a group of friends to come over and watch it.

  • Allihave2say

    Congrats to this talented LADY.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    And quickly

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I’m so happy for her. I don’t think that there is anyone more deserving. Good for her

  • QweenOfThorns

    I pity the fool. Some people shouldn’t be allowed to breed.

  • That’s Interesting

    I’m not posting anything? Why would I do that? There are many who look better with their natural hair than I do with mine and many who look like their own aunt or mama with it. Sorry not sorry. It ain’t for everybody. People have told me I looked better before I went natural but more have told me the opposite. Natural hair can make you look old and idk something…if it ain’t for you.

  • JayCee087

    Congrats to M(r)s Davis, certainly well deserved. Such a shame that certain people only recognize skin tone and not merit.

  • Felicia Kelley

    YESSSSS!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Her daughter is adorable. It’s well deserved and earned, her and Meryl are heavyweights in acting.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Congratulations to this beautiful, and talented actress. Her family is beautiful. She is doing big things in Hollywood.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Congratulations…she has a beautiful spirit

  • T3

    Congrats MRS. Davis!!!!!

  • Jay Nation

    Way to go!

  • ALLMINE

    She represents American black women very well. Doesn’t exude stereotypes etc. I always loOK at the big picture.. good job viola

  • Traci404

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!

  • whitty hutton

    Alright “Charlotte”!??

  • http://Instagram.com/CaramelMacc4 Jackie Rayne

    I love me some Viola! Her daughter is beautiful just like her! I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!

  • http://Instagram.com/CaramelMacc4 Jackie Rayne

    I love me some Viola! Her daughter is beautiful just like her! I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!