‘How to Get Away with Murder’ star Viola Davis has been aspiring people across the world since her 2008 role in ‘Doubt’.
In 2014, she began starring as Annalise Keating on the ABC drama HTGAWM. In 2015 she became the first African-American woman, as well as the first black woman of any nationality, to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The role also won her a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award.
In 2012, she was listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
We caught up with her on the red carpet of the 2016 Golden Globes, where she told us about her first trip to Africa, gave us some inspiring words on entering the arts, and spoke about the Boko Haram attacks.
An estimated 2.5 million people have been displaced in the region of Northern Nigeria since 2009, when the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram launched military operations to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state in the country’s northeast. Since then 45,000 people have been abducted, more than 20,000 have been killed and 7.5 million people need humanitarian aid to survive.