Viola Davis to Publish Memoir “Finding Me” in 2022

FILE – In this April 25, 2021 file photo, Viola Davis arrives at the Oscars at Union Station in Los Angeles. Davis is working on a memoir her publisher calls deeply personal and brutally honest. HarperOne will release Davis’ “Finding Me” on April 19, 2022. Davis will trace her rise from growing up in poverty and family violence in Rhode Island to becoming one of the world’s most acclaimed actors. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool, File)

Books from actress Viola Davis and talk show host Kelly Ripa will be released next year, publishing houses for the separate projects announced today.

Davis’ memoir Finding Me will be published by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with Ebony Magazine Publishing. The book will go on sale April 19, 2022.

HarperOne describes Finding Me as “Viola Davis’s story in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present-day career. Hers is a story of overcoming; it is a true hero’s journey. Deeply personal, brutally honest, and riveting, Finding Me is a timeless and spellbinding memoir that will capture the hearts and minds of Ms. Davis’s legions of fans around the world.”

Davis, whose recent Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom makes her the most-nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards, also produces, alongside her husband and producing partner Julius Tennon, through their JuVee Productions banner.

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SOURCE: Deadline, Greg Evans