CENTRAL FALLS, RI – An award-winning actress who grew up in poverty in Rhode Island promises a “direct hunter step” recounting her trip from Central Falls to Hollywood.
Viola Davis is working on her memoir, and it’s called To find me. The book is slated for release in April 2022 by HarperOne, a brand of HarperCollins Publishers.
“Hers is a story of overcoming, a real hero’s journey,” the publishing house announced this week. “Deeply personal, brutally honest and fascinating, To find me is a timeless and haunting memory that will captivate hearts and minds around the world. “
Davis, 55, plans to describe the arc of her life as a black woman who has overcome obstacles to become one of the world’s most famous actresses.
Davis won an Oscar for his lead role in the 2016 Fences, an Emmy for How to get away with a murder, and Tony Awards for Fences and King Hedley II. His credits include Ugly, Ma Rainey’s black stockings and the The suicide squad, which will be released on HBO Max next month. She also plans to play Michelle Obama for the Showtime series. First ladies.
The actress is CEO and co-founder of JuVee Productions in Los Angeles. The production company is now working with Brad Pitt’s Plan B on a TV series about Brad’s Beach, a California beach resort in the early 1900s that was owned and operated by African Americans, giving black people access to possibilities. leisure activities that were denied to them elsewhere because of segregation. .
Davis, a graduate of Central Falls High School, has been generous to her hometown. She has supported public health initiatives, meal programs, a high school drama program and more. In 202o, at the height of the pandemic, she broadcast a video message to recent Rhode Island graduates.
“You are still a place I call home, even though my career took me to New York, California. Rhode Island is where most of my memories are formed. Rhode Island is me, ”Davis said.