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FROM EW: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Star in Powerful First Trailer for Fences

FROM EW: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Star in Powerful First Trailer for Fences

Originally posted 09/27/2016 11:35AM

Denzel Washington's directorial effort is already garnering major awards buzz Fences

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Viola Davis Shares Personal Stories of Sexual Assault During Powerful Speech at Rape Foundation Event

Originally posted 09/26/2016 11:35AM

Viola Davis' own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation, the actress explained in a powerful speech Sunday.

Davis, 51, opened up about her experience with the group while being honored at the Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch in Beverly Hills.

"Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common: We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or form," said the How to Get Away with Murder star.

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Viola Davis Tells Jimmy Kimmel She Had Hot Flashes at the Emmys

Viola Davis Tells Jimmy Kimmel She Had Hot Flashes at the Emmys

Originally posted 09/23/2016 10:55PM

Emmy nominee Viola Davis sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night and revealed a surprising tidbit about the awards show to the Emmy host.

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Annalise Keating Is Told to 'Keep Phone Close' in Suspenseful HTGAWM Sneak Peek

Originally posted 09/21/2016 05:00PM

How to Get Away with Murder returns for its third season on Thursday, and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek at the premiere episode.

In the suspenseful clip, leading lady Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) closes her bedroom door behind her and stares at the jewelry box on her desk.

As she opens the box, she takes out the tray and pulls out a hidden cell phone.

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Viola Davis Reveals Why She's Shutting Down Any Future Sex Scenes on HTGAWM

Originally posted 09/20/2016 09:50AM

Viola Davis has had her fair share of sex scenes on How to Get Away with Murder, but now, the actress has some terms and conditions for the steamy sessions.

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Viola Davis' Daughter Might Be Beyoncé's Biggest Fan: 'You Don't Know What Lemonade Means to Me, Mom'

Viola Davis' Daughter Might Be Beyoncé's Biggest Fan: 'You Don't Know What Lemonade Means to Me, Mom'

Originally posted 09/19/2016 12:35PM

Viola Davis tells Ellen DeGeneres that her daughter wasn't happy about not attending Beyoncé's concert

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Watch Viola Davis Open Up About Struggling with Childhood Hunger in Moving PSA

Originally posted 08/26/2016 04:45PM

Viola Davis is ramping up her fight against childhood hunger.

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Why Viola Davis Isn't Comfortable with How to Get Away with Murder Sex Scenes

Originally posted 08/05/2016 03:00PM

For Viola Davis, rolling around with some of the hottest actors on the hit show How to Get Away with Murder and getting to play such a strong, complex character seemed like a dream job.

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Viola Davis Feels Sexiest in the Bathtub – and More Surprising Confessions

Originally posted 08/05/2016 09:00AM

Viola Davis has her share of sexy scenes on her hit Shondaland show How to Get Away with Murder – but that doesn't mean that's where she feels sexiest.

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Viola Davis Remembers Her Early Childhood on a Former Plantation with a 'Horrific' History

Originally posted 08/04/2016 09:00AM

Viola Davis grew up a long way from Hollywood, in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and she was born even further away from the world of showbiz – on a former plantation in South Carolina.

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