Viola Davis Good Genes Or Good Docs?

2/26/2017 12:20 AM PST

Viola Davis -- Good Genes or Good Docs?

Viola Davis doesn’t need any help in the looks department. 

Here’s a 36-year-old version of the fresh-faced actress in New York City back in 2001 (left) and 16 years later ... the three-time Oscar nominee -- who's hoping to win her first Academy Award for her work in the film 'Fences' -- at the American Black Film Festival Honors in Beverly Hills last week (right)

Voila!

The question is...