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Being the 2,597th recipient of the Hollywood Walk of Fame isn't so bad especially when you're the first person to receive that shining star in 2017.
This past Thursday, Viola Davis was presented with the first Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of 2017. Davis made her commemoration a family affair surrounded by her husband Julius Tennon and their daughter Genesis Tennon.
Long time actress and friend, Meryl Streep, was in also attendance for Davis's special day to help assist with introducing and presenting the Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque to the actress. Streep introduced her friend, calling her "possessed," but in a great way. "Viola Davis is possessed of a blazing, incandescent talent," Streep told the crowd at the ceremony. "And she is the most generous, present person I know."
Streep co-star along with Davis in the 2008 drama, Doubt, the same film that brought Davis her first Oscar nomination.