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She discovered a love of acting early in high school.
At Rhode Island College, Davis earned her degree in theater in 1988.
Her turn as the mother of a troubled navy sailor (Derek Luke) brought her critical praise and an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
She reprised her role playing Rose Maxson in the 2016 film adaptation of Fences, directed and co-starring Denzel Washington, for which she received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2017.
She made her Broadway debut in August Wilson's tragic comedy Seven Guitars in 1996.
In the play, Davis starred as Vera, a woman who takes back the boyfriend who wronged her.
The pair had great chemistry together, creating a believable and compelling portrait of a struggling marriage undone by infidelity.
Both Davis and Washington won Tony Awards for their work on the production.