Viola Davis of the Suicide Squad just won an EGOT

Viola Davis is the latest actor to achieve EGOT status. The suicide squad star won a Grammy Award on Sunday for her story about the find me audiobook, a memoir she first released last year. That makes Davis just the 19th person to hit the benchmark competitively, meaning she’s won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

Davis first won a pair of Tonys, one for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in King Hedley II in 2001 and another for Best Actress in a Play for Fences in 2010. Her Emmy followed and she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her lead role in How to get away with murder in 2015. The film adaptation of Fences came in 2017, winning Davis the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

What is Davis’ next DC project?

The actor has also essentially served as the single piece of cohesive fabric between all of DC’s projects over the past decade. Now that DC Studios has restructured itself under the new DC Universe, Davis’s Amanda Waller will soon have her own show on HBO Max.

“So this is Viola Davis. She’s coming back as her character, Amanda Waller,” Gunn said at the studio’s reveal earlier this year. “This will also feature something from Team Peacemaker, like the regulars on the show. This is basically following up Peacekeeper and will be done. We have two great creatives working on it. Christal Henry, who is a writer about Guardians and Jeremy Carver, who created Doom patrol, fleshing out this incredibly awesome story that I think is fantastic and that HBO loves. So they put this all together.”

Created by John Ostrander, Len Wein, and John Byrne, Amanda Waller was first introduced to the pages of DC Comics in 1986’s Legends #1. She serves as the brains behind Task Force X, the government name for DC’s Suicide Squad.

“As a comics fan and a Wonder Woman fan, I love the entire DC Comics universe,” Davis previously said The Hollywood Reporter of portraying Waller. “I traded comic books as a kid, so that all appeals to me. If you dream of being an actor as a kid, that’s what you dream of. It’s like acting: being the superhero, taking the gun; fantasy.”

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