Genesis Tennon is walking in her mother's footsteps.
Tennon, the daughter of Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, will make her acting debut in The Angry Birds Movie 2. She will star as Vivi, one of the baby birds in the film.
Davis tweeted out images of her family on the red carpet, writing, "So proud of you Genesis!!! @AngryBirdsMovie hits theaters next Tuesday!"
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 10, 2019
Tennon is one of several Black stars taking part in The Angry Birds Movie 2. The cast includes the voice talents of Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Sterling K. Brown, Nicki Minaj, Maya Rudolph and Leslie Jones. The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Awkwafina, Peter Dinklage, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Rachel Bloom and Bill Hader. According to the official description:
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 comes to theaters August 14.
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