PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Fences Tony Award Nominee Viola Davis

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Fences Tony Award Nominee Viola Davis
Viola Davis — Tony Award nominee for the Broadway revival of Fences — fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Viola Davis
Viola Davis

Full given name: Viola Davis
Hometown: Central Falls, Rhode Island
Zodiac sign: Leo
Special skills: None – but I’m willing and have learned everything for roles – from shooting guns to Flamenco dancing.
How you got the nomination news: My manager woke me up.
Who are you taking Tony night: My husband, Julius
Previous Tony experience: Winning for King Hedley II in 2001
First Broadway show ever saw: Sarafina!
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Dreamgirls
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Any – I’m always encouraging friends to see theatre.
Favorite showtune: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls
Most played song on your iPod: "Proud Mary"
Last book you read: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
Must-see TV show: That's a hard one, but… "SuperNanny" (guilty pleasure)
Last good movie you saw: "The Magdalene Sisters"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Meryl Streep – ALWAYS … EVERYTHING!
Pop culture guilty pleasure: My iPod – cannot workout without it… and rap music.
First stage kiss: During The Rover at the Guthrie.
Favorite post-show meal: Low carb pasta with onions.
How you got your Equity card: Playing Mattie Campbell in Joe Turner's Come and Gone at Trinity Rep in Providence.
Worst onstage mishap: One time my skirt fell off during Intimate Apparel.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? Defense attorney Donna Emmett on "Law & Order: SVU."
Worst costume ever: I had to wear a leather S&M costume in Pericles at the Public Theater.
Favorite junk food: Definitely CHOCOLATE!
Worst job you ever had: Playing an opera singer in a one-woman show – I toured playground basketball courts.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play Nora in A Doll's House
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