Viola Davis goes back to the beginning for her birthday by buying the house (and property) where she was born — a place that was formerly inhabited by slaves.
Davis celebrated her 55th 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. She said she not only snapped up the home, but the land surrounding it as well.
She captioned her picture with the following, “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.” She’s previously described the property — saying it’s about 160 acres all in all.
Viola followed up with a Cherokee birth blessing, “May you live long enough to know why you were born.” In light of all the success she’s found, it seems she’s done that too.
Happy Birthday Viola Davis, your story is truly amazing.