Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congrats to superstar actress Viola Davis!  She will receive the 2,597th star on the  Hollywood Walk of Fame next month in the category of Motion Pictures. According to the press release, Davis’ star will be dedicated on Thursday, January 5 at 11:30 a.m. PST at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Marshalls Department Store across the street from the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

“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,” stated Walk of Fame producer, Ana Martinez.

Oscar winning-actress and Walk of Famer, Meryl Streep will be on hand to help Hollywood Chamber President & CEO emcee and unveil the star to Davis.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on

Davis is currently starring on the drama “How to Get Away with Murder,” from ABC Studios and Shondaland. In 2015, Davis received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series,” in addition to becoming the first African American to receive the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.” This year, she received her second Screen Actors Guild Award and her second Emmy nomination for portraying Annalise Keating. Davis is also up for a Golden Globe and an NAACP Image Award.

Will you be watching?

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