Viola Davis becomes the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy And Tony for acting

Viola won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress for acting in the Drama series "How to Get Away with Murder� and two Tony Awards, first in 2001 for her role in "King Hedley II" and then again in 2010 for her acting in the Broadway adaption of "Fences"

Viola Davis becomes the first Black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy And Tony for acting

Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to win the triple crown of acting, the term used for actors who have won at least one competitive acting award for acting at the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys by winning the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 89 the Academy Awards. She won the prestigious award on Sunday for her role in Denzel Washington directorial "Fences".

Viola won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress for acting in the Drama series "How to Get Away with Murder”  and two Tony Awards, first in 2001 for her role in "King Hedley II" and then again in 2010 for her acting in the Broadway adaption of "Fences".


By winning the award Viola joined the prestigious herd that includes acting legends like Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino and Ingrid Bergman. But some of the greatest artists in the history, including Meryl Streep, considered as Davis's acting heroes, haven't achieved what Davis achieved on Sunday.

Notably Whoopi Goldberg, the second black woman to win an Oscar for acting, also has achieved a sort of triple crown, but her Tony award came from producing the Broadway musical  “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” not acting in it.