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by Beautifully Said Magazine Team
It seems only fitting the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for 2017 was given to Viola Davis Thursday. The Juilliard-trained actress joined by her husband and daughter is the 2, 597th star and according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, it is to be placed in the motion pictures category. Famed actress Meryl Streep was there to present Davis with the honor.
“Viola is one of the actresses who always mesmerize fans with her talent. She is amazing and we are thrilled that she will grace our world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a written statement.
Davis who currently can be seen in theaters opposite Denzel Washington in the movie adaptation of the play “Fences,” won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015. She was also nominated twice for an Academy Award for the movies “Doubt” in 2009 and “The Help” in 2012.