Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson's King Hedley II (2001).

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I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up, i think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder. I'm still trying to take care of that chip on my shoulder, by the way. It was mainly because I felt my voice as an artist was being stifled.

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In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn't reach them no-how, let me tell you something -- the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.

Viola Davis

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Let me tell you something -- the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.

Viola Davis

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It was like, ‘If you don’t eat it now, it’ll be gone, and you’re going to be hungry for the next—Lord, who knows how long?’.

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I'd like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Pete Nowalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark-skinned African-American woman who looks like me.

Viola Davis

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I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish, a lot of lawyers or doctors who have names but absolutely no lives. You're going to get your three or four scenes, you're not going to be able to show what you can do. You're going to get your little bitty paycheck, and then you're going to be hungry for your next role, which is going to be absolutely the same. That's the truth.

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