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Viola Davis Tells 'InStyle' Why She's Over Her Fear of Aging

Viola Davis shows off her stunning smile on the cover of InStyle‘s January 2016 issue, on newsstands December 11.

Here is what the 50-year-old How to Get Away with Murder actress had to share with the mag:

On marriage: “I’ve learned that it’s not always about you. Marriage is a dying to yourself, but [also this] renewing and being born into a state of commitment, of understanding the value of partnership in life.”

On African-American women in Hollywood: “Unwritten racial casting rules absolutely still exist. I’ve played many best friends, crack-addicted mothers, next-door neighbors, or professionals with no personal lives. It goes back to perception. There is a limitation to how we are seen.”

On aging: “What’s released me most from the fear of aging is self-awareness. I’ve never determined my value based on my looks or anything physical. I’ve been through a lot in life, and what has gotten me through is strength of character and faith.”

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Viola Davis Says 'In My Brain, I Always Feel Like Loser'

Viola Davis keeps it bright in a magenta dress while attending PaleyLive NY Presents: How To Get Away With Murder at The Paley Center for Media on Thursday (November 12) in New York City.

The 50-year-old award winning actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Matt McGorry, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Liza Weil, Billy Brown and Charlie Webber.

The evening before, Viola was all smiles while making her way into the Ed Sullivan Theatre to make an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

“In my brain, I always feel like loser. So when I win something, I’m like, ‘This is great!,” Viola told Stephen during her appearance – Watch it below!


Viola Davis – ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

15+ pictures inside of Viola Davis and her How To Get Away With Murder cast at the event… More Here! »

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Viola Davis & Uzo Aduba Go Glam for Glamour's Women of the Year Awards 2015

Viola Davis poses on the red carpet at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards held at Carnegie Hall on Monday night (November 9) in New York City.

The 50-year-old award winning actress was joined at the event by Uzo Aduba from Orange is the New Black. You may remember, Viola and Uzo won acting Emmy awards this past September for How to Get Away with Murder and Orange is the New Black, respectively. Glad to see these two ladies back together again!

Also pictured at the event: Uzo‘s OITNB cast mates Danielle Brooks and Dascha Polanco, Viola‘s husband Julius Tennon, models Lindsay Ellingson, Iman, and Andreja Pejic, and Vogue‘s Anna Wintour.

FYI: Uzo is wearing Max Mara.
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Viola Davis' Daughter's Halloween Costume Will Make Your Heart Melt!

Viola Davis‘ daughter Genesis, 4, had the most amazing Halloween costume that is sure to melt your heart.

The 50-year-old How to Get Away with Murder star’s daughter chose to go as her award winning mom for the fun holiday!

“So…..the Elsa costume? Didn’t work for her. The Pirate? A no go. So she finally said,” I just want to be YOU mommy”! So… uhh….this is ME,” Viola captioned the photo of her daughter in costume on her Instagram.

Viola and her husband Julius Tennon adopted Genesis back in 2011. See the photo below!

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Viola Davis Responds to Nancy Lee Grahn's Controversial Tweets About Her Emmys Speech

Viola Davis is opening up about comments made by General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn about her inspirational acceptance speech at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

“If there has been any backlash, it’s that all people want to feel included in a speech,” the 50-year-old How to Get Away With Murder star told The New York Times. “I know there has been some backlash with an actress who didn’t feel she was included.”

When asked if she was referring to Nancy Lee, Viola said, “Yes. I don’t know that I want to say more about that.”

Nancy Lee originally wrote, “Try being any woman in TV. Wish she’d brought every woman in the picture. I wish I’d opportunity to play roles she has gets…Harriet Tubman not equivalent to great roles Viola Davis hired 2play. She’s made millions. It is unfair comparison.”

She has since apologized and deleted the tweets.

Viola Davis Celebrates TGIT Return With Her 'How to Get Away With Murder' Castmates After Emmy Win

Viola Davis poses with Shonda Rhimes as they arrive at the ABC TGIT Line-Up Celebration held at Gracias Madre on Saturday (September 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 50-year-old Emmy winner was joined on the carpet by her co-stars Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, Matt McGorry, Peter Nowalk, Liza Weil, Amy Okuda, and Kendrick Sampson.

“Hey @kendrick38 remember that time we were shooting a scene with Viola Davis less than 24 hours after we found out we booked the role? #minorfreakout #HTGAWM,” Amy recently tweeted.

FYI: Kendrick is wearing a Samuelsohn suit.

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Viola Davis Talks About Drinking Before Her Emmy Win (Video)

Viola Davis sits down for an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing on Thursday (September 24) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old How to Get Away With Murder star opened up about her winning of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the show at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

Viola admitted that she did drink before the show.

“I drink my Prosecco before the show and ya know what I say that so often Ellen that I drink Prosecco before the show. So I think that I’m coming off as the biggest alcoholic in the world,” Viola joked. “Well, I have done that in the past, but this past time I drank while I was getting ready. While I was getting in hair and makeup while my daughter was jumping on my lap I drank I just guzzled the glass.”

Watch her interview below!


Viola Davis on Ellen 9/24/15

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