Davis told Essence that up until now she hasn't felt brave enough to show off her natural do.
But she said her supportive husband, actor Julius Tennon, encouraged her to 'step into who I am.'
And she admitted that wearing her natural hair has given her a newfound sense of power.
Viola Davis looks wonderful with her natural hair. What a world we live in though where it takes a woman a long time to feel "brave enough" to simply wear the hair that grows naturally from her head.