Viola Davis

Honorary Co-Chair, Women Making History Awards Gala 2023

Viola Davis is a critically revered, award-winning actress, producer, and New York Times Best-Selling Author.  She is the first black actress to win two Tony Awards (“Fences” & “King Hedley II”), an Oscar (“Fences”) and an Emmy (“How to Get Away with Murder”). Davis was most recently seen starring in "The Woman King," which she also produced. In 2012, Davis and her husband Julius Tennon founded their production company, JuVee Productions, with its focus being on giving a voice to the voiceless through strong, impactful, and culturally relevant narratives.