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 24
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 24
3. Kat Graham3 of 24
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 24
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 24
6. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Instagram 6 of 24
7. Janelle Monae, Katherine Johnson, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 7 of 24
8. Aldis HodgeSource:Instagram 8 of 24
9. Gabrielle Union WadeSource:Instagram 9 of 24
10. Janelle MonaeSource:Instagram 10 of 24
11. LL Cool J and wife SimoneSource:Instagram 11 of 24
12. Jurnee BellSource:Instagram 12 of 24
13. Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 13 of 24
14. Charlize Theron14 of 24
15. Denzel and Pauletta Washington15 of 24
16. Halle Berry16 of 24
17. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel17 of 24
18. Mahershala Ali18 of 24
19. Naomie Harris19 of 24
20. Scarlett Johnasen20 of 24
21. Ava Duvernay21 of 24
22. David Oyelowo22 of 24
23. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend23 of 24
24. Taraji P. Henson24 of 24
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