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Entertainment Viola Davis Celebrated Her 55th Birthday with an Inspiring Message About Owning Her Story

17:30  12 august  2020
17:30  12 august  2020 Source:   people.com

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Viola Davis now owns her childhood home. The actress celebrated her 55 th Tuesday by posting a photo of what she calls her birthplace -- an old rundown house on what's been said to be a former plantation in South Carolina. Viola followed up with a Cherokee birth blessing, "May you live long

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Viola Davis is owning her story.

The Oscar-winning actress turned 55 on Tuesday and shared an inspiring message on social media about owning her own story by reflecting on where she came from.

Posting on Instagram, Davis shared an image of a St. Matthews plantation where she was born in South Carolina, and wrote, "The above is the house where I was born August 11, 1965. It is the birthplace of my story. Today on my 55th year of life....I own it....all of it."

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Viola Davis celebrates 'birthplace of my story ' with childhood home photo, clarifies ' own it' The Academy Award-winning actress celebrated her 55 th birthday on Tuesday by sharing a picture on She capped off her post with a "Cherokee Birth Blessing": "May you live long enough to know why

Viola Davis is looking back on her humble beginnings as she celebrates her 55 th birthday . It is the birthplace of my story . Today on my 55 th year of life .I own it .all of it.' She continued with the Cherokee birth blessing, writing: 'May you live long enough to know why you were born.'

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While many assumed that Davis had purchased the home that she grew up in, the Fences actress clarified in the comments, "I do not 'own' above house, I 'own' my STORY!! Too abstract I guess."

Davis also added a Cherokee Birth Blessing that read, "May you live long enough to know why you were born," at the end of the caption.

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Underneath Davis' powerful Instagram message, an array of her famous friends used the comments section of the post to send some kind wishes her way.

Taraji P. Henson commented, "THANK GOD FOR THIS DAY!!!! Happy birthday beautiful Queen!!! ????????????????????," as Halle Berry wrote, "happy birthday sweet friend! may your life continue to inspire and your light continue to shine ✨

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Viola Davis just celebrated her 55 th birthday on Tuesday in the most special way. The How To Get Away With Murder star shared that she purchased the house and property where she was born, a former plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Along with a photo of the home which was

Viola Davis celebrated her 55 th birthday by buying herself quite a gift — the house she was born at in 1965. "For a couple of days , I couldn't get out of the bed, I didn't care," the actress said during the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji.

Octavia Spencer added, "Happy birthday, Vee!," while Michelle Pfeiffer simply shared five red heart emojis.

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Davis' How to Get Away with Murder costars sent the actress some birthday love as well, with Karla Souza writing, "Happy birthday! ❤️❤️❤️" as Aja Naomi King replied, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY V...love all of you! ❤️❤️❤️."

Tina Knowles-Lawson, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Union, Natalie Portman, and Courteney Cox are among other stars who also shared some birthday messages with Davis.

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Later on Tuesday, Davis continued to celebrate her birthday while also reacting to the news that Kamala Harris was chosen by former Vice President Joe Biden to be his running mate in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

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Viola Davis is celebrating her 55 th birthday in an incredibly powerful way. The actor shared on Instagram that she now owns the Saint Matthews, South Carolina An Ohio mother’s encounter with a McDonald’s worker has gone viral after the latter paid for her family’s meal without hesitation.

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Sharing a video of Harris, 55, dancing, Davis captioned the post, "Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!! Happy birthday dear Viola!!! I am strapped up!!!" before she added a #VOTE hashtag beside a slew of heart and fist-pumping emojis.

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