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 16
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 16
3. Kat Graham3 of 16
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 16
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 16
6. Charlize Theron6 of 16
7. Denzel and Pauletta Washington7 of 16
8. Halle Berry8 of 16
9. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel9 of 16
10. Mahershala Ali10 of 16
11. Naomie Harris11 of 16
12. Scarlett Johnasen12 of 16
13. Ava Duvernay13 of 16
14. David Oyelowo14 of 16
15. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend15 of 16
16. Taraji P. Henson16 of 16
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