Kelly Carter from the website BuzzFeed discusses with MSNBC how the exposure of Viola Davis’ natural hair on How To Get Away With Murder is significant for black women in Hollywood and TV.
“Viola Davis is an American actress. Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson’s King Hedley II (2001). She won a second Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel (2004), followed by a second Tony and a third Drama Desk Award for her role in Fences (2010).
Davis has played supporting roles in several films, including Traffic (2000), Solaris (2002), Knight and Day (2010)… In 2012, she was listed by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Beginning in 2014, Davis’ leading role in the television series How To Get Away With Murder also drew major praise.