She gets it from her mama.
Or at least that’s the case when it comes to Genesis Tennon, following in the footsteps of her mother, Viola Davis.
Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, attended the premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2 on Saturday. Their 9-year-old daughter provides the voice of a hatchling named Vivi. This marks Genesis’s first credited acting role—an impressive feat for the daughter of an icon.
According to Genesis, her parents weren’t nervous about her big moment, but they did give her a bit of advice. “No matter what people say, you should keep moving forward,” she shared. “So that’s what I’m going to do.”
How to Get Away With Murder’s Davis previously revealed she encourages her little girl’s ambition about entering her “terrific” profession, but wants her to focus on her education. With a mom pushing for her to stay on top of school and encourage her acting skills, we know this young star’s future will be bright.