2. Viola Davis
The Emmy winning star of How to Get Away With Murder is rumored to have known a mother who had been arrested for prostitution and had been found with drugs in her system. Davis also knew that the mother would likely be in prison for an extended period of time, leaving her daughter to the foster care system. While Davis and her husband already had two daughters, both from previous marriages, she knew she had to take action in this child’s time of need. In 2011, she adopted her daughter, Genesis, and has given her a dream life ever since.