Viola Davis: “God has blessed my life in abundance.’”

The 51-year-old actress recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Viola Davis Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Actress Viola Davis became the first celebrity of 2017 to receive a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame.

With Oscar-nominated performances in “The Help” and “Doubt,” Davis, a critically revered actress of film, television and theater won rave reviews for her role in “Fences” in which she stars alongside Denzel Washington.

Viola Davis, Julius Tennon

Viola Davis and hubby Julius Tennon

A graduate of Juilliard School, the “How to Get Away With Murder” actress became the recipient of the 2,597th star on Hollywood’s famous boulevard.

“She’s possessed of a blazing, incandescent talent and is arguably, the most immediate, responsive artist I have ever worked with,” shared actress Meryl Streep, who starred alongside Davis in “Doubt.”

During the brief ceremony, the 51 year old Davis paid tribute to her late father who died in 2006 and reflected on her rough childhood in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and a poignant kindergarten photo. “Every time I look at the little girl, I always thought, ‘Oh, that’s a cute outfit but she was always hungry, she was always shy, she was always kind of in the background — but inside she had big dreams bursting. And the only thing I could think about is that saying, ‘What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.’”

After thanking her family and Streep for their support, she added, “I cannot believe my life right now,” adding, “All I can say is, ‘God has blessed my life in abundance.”

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