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Viola Davis

Wins Tony

3 Jun, 2001

Davis wins first Tony Award for Best Actress (Featured Role – Play) at the 55th Annual Tony Awards for portraying Tonya in King Hedley II. Davis thanks the play’s director, Marion McClinton, and its author, August Wilson.

for giving me enough humility to know that I’m not one of the best, I’m just one of the blessed people in this business.

Viola Davis wins 2001 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play