Viola Davis, who made a mark in Hollywood as Aibileen Clark in "The Help" and Mrs. Miller in "Doubt", will be celebrating her 50th birthday on 11 August. The actress extraordinaire, became a popular face in every house as Annalise Keating, the cut-throat attorney in ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder".
As Annalise, Davis got to play a powerful, sexual lady lady who was a trailblazer in many regards. She is not only the first woman in her late-forties to play a female lead who is not ashamed of her sexuality, but also the first who doesn't fit Hollywood's ridiculous standards of pencil figure. She us also the first black woman who removed her wig and wiped her make-up off.
Annalise is a powerful character, who vehemently protects everyone she loves and is capable of doing anything she has to, to get things done. Here are some of the powerful and undoubtedly badass quotes Viola Davis got to say as Annalise Keating in "How to Get Away with Murder":
I'm gonna lose my case because all I can think about is you with that girl. How many times was it? Seven? That's all it took for you to knock her up. This is what I get. This is what happens when you screw somebody else's husband. You become sad, barren. Now even a dead girl is more of a woman than you. (to Sam)
Why is your penis on a dead girl's phone?
You made Griffin strangle that girl on the roof. You liked watching her die because that's the piece of garbage you are. That's what everyone in the world is going to say about you. You don't care, neither do I. I'm not the one that's going to be beaten, raped and violated in jail. That's on you. (to Rebecca)
Everyone's violent, given the chance.
Prayers are for the weak — I'll stick to beating your ass in court.
She's a victim, that's how the cycle of abuse works. So stop judging and do your job.
Choose your husband carefully, Ms. Pratt. You'll only have yourself to blame if it ends badly.
And finally, saving the best for the last:
"That's how you get away with murder.
And the actress it evidently super excited about her birthday as she tweeted:
Countdown to the big 5 0h!!! Flowers,Vosges chocolates AND a new beautiful wedding ring! Life is GOOD!!!! pic.twitter.com/11TBGnnDPa
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 8, 2015