It's a good day to be Viola Davis.
The How to Get Away With Murder actress married Julius Tennon on June 23, 2003, and to celebrate, Davis posted a photo of herself with her husband on Twitter. "To my partner, my love, my best decision in life, Happy 12th Anniversary!! 'Grow old with me. The best is yet to be,'" she wrote, quoting poet Robert Browning.
The happy couple adopted a daughter, Genesis, in October 2011.
A wedding anniversary isn't all Davis had to celebrate today, as the SAG Award winner also appeared on The Wrap's "Insiders Guide to All Things Emmys" cover.
Nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards won't be announced until July 16, but industry experts are betting that Davis is a shoe-in to earn an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination. In television's No. 2 rated drama, Davis stars as Annalise Keating, an enigmatic litigator and law professor. For the Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, this is the role of a lifetime—and she knows it, too!
"I read the character and it was unlike anything that I've played before. She's sexy. She's not maternal. I get a lot of maternal characters. So I thought it was a chance to step outside of my comfort zone," recalled Davis, who said she wanted "to see what it feels like to really carry a show" as a leading actress.
Because the series can be "salacious," Davis had to ground her character.