By Rachaell Davis, essence.com
One of our favorite Hollywood ladies is gearing up to receive a well-deserved honor in 2017.
Actress Viola Davis has built a solid reputation as one of the most talented actresses in film and television and now, she’ll be landing among great company with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ana Martinez, Vice President of media relations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, announced the exciting news on Twitter early Monday evening.
“Viola is one of the actresses who always mesmerize fans with her talent,” Martinez said in a press release confirming the news. “She is amazing and we are thrilled that she will grace our world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Among her many accomplishments, Davis has won an Emmy for her starring role in How To Get Away With Murder, two Tony Awards for her Broadway performances in “Fences” and “King Hedley II,” and multiple Critics Choice, SAG and People’s Choice Awards.
Veteran actress Meryl Streep will assist ceremony emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler in unveiling Davis’ star.
The event will be livestreamed from Hollywood Boulevard on January 5 at 11:30 a.m. PST.