Viola Davis Biography and Wiki
A Saint Matthews, South Carolina native, Viola Davis is an actress known for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the play, Fences. She is the wife of film, television, and theatre producer and actor, Julius Tennon.
Viola is a vastly recognized actress who is known for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the play, Fences. Citing this, it is known that her performance won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Likewise, she is also known for her role as lawyer Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder.
During this time, Davis emerged as the first black actress to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015. She landed in the role of Ma Rainey in the biopic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Most noteworthy, Viola made several appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where she had a recurring role. Afterward, she played two starring roles in both Traveler and Century City series. She also starred as a housemaid named Aibileen Clark in 1960s Mississippi.
Furthermore, Davis was featured in the film Suicide Squad where she portrayed the character of Amanda Waller. Some of her other popular films include The Woman King, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Law Abiding Citizen, and The Unforgivable.
Viola Davis Age
Viola is 56 years old as of 2022. Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, and celebrates her birthday on the 11th of August every year.
Viola Davis Height
Viola is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by.
Viola Davis Family
Viola was born to parents Mae Alice Davis and Dan Davis. It is known that her father was a horse trainer while her mother was a maid, factory worker, and homemaker. She grew up along with her five siblings known as Dianne Davis Wright, Deloris Davis Grant, and Anita Davis.
Viola Davis Education
Davis enrolled at Central Falls High School before transferring to the Young People’s School for the Performing Arts. Afterward, she joined Rhode Island College where she majored in theater and participated in the National Student Exchange. Later, she graduated from the Juilliard School.
Viola Davis’s Husband and Married
Viola is currently married to her loving husband, Julius Tennon, with whom she has a wonderful son named Genesis Tennon. On the other hand, Julius is a film, television, and theatre producer and actor.
Viola Davis’s Net Worth
Viola sits at a net worth of $25 Million as of 2022 from her successful acting career.
Viola Davis Movies and TV Shows
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’
- Law Abiding Citizen
- The Unforgivable
- Suicide Squad
- Eat Pray Love
- Out of Sight
- Get On Up
- Beautiful Creatures
- Madea Goes to Jail
- Antwone Fisher
- The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60
- Live in Front of a Studio Audience
- Living in Sin: Inside a Religious Reform School
- Actors on Actors
- United States of Tara
- City of Angels
- Sofia the First
- The First Lady
- How to Get Away with Murder
Viola Davis Awards
- Academy Award
- Primetime Emmy Award
- Two Tony Awards
- Triple Crown of Acting