King Hedley II. Drama. Written by August Wilson
. Waltz choreographed by Dianne McIntyre. Directed by Marion McClinton. Virginia Theatre: 1 May 2001- 1 Jul 2001 (72 performances + 24 previews that began on 10 Apr 2001). Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell
(as "King"), Leslie Uggams
(as "Ruby"), Charles Brown (as "Elmore"), Viola Davis
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5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on the oppression facing women of color] I know the ropes, I've been in the casting offices, I've felt the discrimination, I've felt "the line"...so when someone gives me a stage to be able to say something, it's already in there. By the time you're 50, you have a built-in narrative of your own. Sometimes there is no sugar-coating it. Sometimes you have to challenge people's belief systems in a ...
She was awarded for the 2004 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Performance for "Intimate Apparel" in association with Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Often plays longsuffering mothers (e.g. Doubt, Antwone Fisher, Get on Up, Fences)