(1988 to 1989 season) She acted in Peter Barnes' play, "Red Noses," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Bill Devany, James Carruthers, Timothy Crowe, Margot Dionne, Richard Ferrone, Peter Gerety, Keith Jochim, David C. Jones, Howard London, Patricia McGuire, Derek Meader, Barbara Meek, ...
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[on her Fences
(2016) role] That was the role of womanhood in the '50s. You were an instrument for everyone else's joy except for your own. The '50s in America had the highest rate of alcoholism and depression. There were whole manuals out there that were being passed out about how to make your husband happy - put on make-up when he walks through the door, after a long day of work, don't weigh ...
In 2017, Davis became the 25th performer (and first African-American actress) to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony). She won the 2001 Best Featured Actress in a Play Tony Award for "King Hedley II" and the 2010 Best Leading Actress in a Play Tony Award for "Fences", the 2015 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy Award for How to Get Away with Murder
Often plays longsuffering mothers (e.g. Doubt, Antwone Fisher, Get on Up, Fences)