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Happy 55th birthday to Viola Davis! She’s an absolute legend.

Read on for five fun facts about Davis, plus some cool videos!

Viola is the fourth child in a family of six. Big family!

She’s highly trained! Viola earned a degree in Theatre from Rhode Island College in 1988 and then enrolled in the famed Juilliard School Of Performing Arts in New York City and graduated in 1993.

She scored a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress In A Play for her role on Broadway in the play, “King Hedley II.”

She also scored two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards for the plays “King Hedley II,” “Intimate Apparel” and “Fences.”

She was inducted into The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2009.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!