Actress Viola Davis shares sweet pic of daughter genesis dressed as her for Halloween

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viola-davis.jpgIt is often said that flattery will get you everywhere.

And Viola Davis' adorable daughter Genesis seems to have already learned this well after she rejected the idea of being a Disney princess and instead insisted that she dress up as her award-winning mother for Halloween.

The only flaw in her outfit was the fact she was holding an Oscar statue as she went trick or treating, which is one of the few golden gongs her mother has yet to win, despite two separate nominations.

Otherwise the four-year-old looked almost identical to her mother when she picked up her Emmy Award back in September.

Little Genesis was wearing a white dress and red lipstick, gleefully holding up the statuette.

Proud as punch Viola, 50, posted the picture on her Instagram page, telling her fans: 'So.....the Elsa costume? Didn't work for her.

'The Pirate? A no go. So she finally said, "I just want to be YOU mommy!" So... uhh.....this is ME.'


It certainly proved to be a popular image among her gaggle of supporters, as it had soon been liked by an impressive 18,200 people.

While she has yet to win that elusive Oscar she has plenty of prestigious paperweights in her collection for her work on both stage and screen.

Back in 2001 she won the Tony Award for best featured actress in a play for her turn in the original production of King Hedley II, and the 2010 Tony Award for best actress in a play for her performance as Rose Maxon in the revival of Fences.

Her pride and joy: Viola adopted Genesis as a newborn in October 2011. They are pictured here at the Home premiere in March

Earlier this year she became the first black woman to win the Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her work as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder.

In addition she was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actress for 2008's Doubt, and for the best actress gong for her turn in 2011's The Help.

Viola can next be seen in drama Custody, and also has a role in the hotly anticipated Suicide Squad movie, due for release next year.