PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a resolution congratulating Viola Davis for winning an Oscar.
The state House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to approve the resolution honoring Davis, who grew up in poverty in Central Falls.
Davis on Sunday won the best supporting actress Oscar for “Fences,” a role she originated in a Broadway revival seven years ago for which she won a Tony Award.
Two years ago, she became the first black woman to win for lead actress in a drama series, and she’s the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony.
She’s known for giving back to Central Falls by raising and donating money to support its public library and high school.
She’s a graduate of Rhode Island College and the Juilliard School.
Oscars 2017: Awards, After Parties & More
1. Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins1 of 21
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 21
3. Kat Graham3 of 21
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 21
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 21
6. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Instagram 6 of 21
7. Janelle Monae, Katherine Johnson, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 7 of 21
8. Aldis HodgeSource:Instagram 8 of 21
9. LL Cool J and wife SimoneSource:Instagram 9 of 21
10. Jurnee BellSource:Instagram 10 of 21
11. Charlize Theron11 of 21
12. Denzel and Pauletta Washington12 of 21
13. Halle Berry13 of 21
14. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel14 of 21
15. Mahershala Ali15 of 21
16. Naomie Harris16 of 21
17. Scarlett Johnasen17 of 21
18. Ava Duvernay18 of 21
19. David Oyelowo19 of 21
20. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend20 of 21
21. Taraji P. Henson21 of 21
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