Viola Davis is a remarkable American actress and producer who has profoundly impacted the entertainment industry.
With her exceptional talent, she has garnered widespread acclaim and received numerous prestigious awards, including an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).
Davis is also recognized as one of Time magazine’s most influential people for her remarkable performances and advocacy for human rights and equal representation.
- Full Name: Viola Davis
- Date of Birth: August 11, 1965
- Age: 58 years
- Gender: Female
- Place of Birth: St. Matthews, South Carolina, US.
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Actress and Producer
Early Life & Education
Now 58 years old, Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Growing up in a modest family, Davis was exposed to the harsh realities of racial inequality from a young age.
Despite facing significant challenges, she was determined to pursue her dreams in the performing arts. Davis was passionate about acting early on and participated in various school productions.
Viola Davis‘s dedication to her craft led her to attend the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and honed her acting skills, preparing for the remarkable career that awaited her.
Viola Davis‘s personal life is a testament to her strength and resilience. She has been married to fellow actor Julius Tennon since 2003.
The couple has a daughter named Genesis, whom they adopted. Through her marriage and motherhood, Davis finds immense joy and support.
Viola Davis‘s career is a testament to her immense talent and versatility as an actress. She made her professional acting debut in the late 1990s and quickly gained recognition for her powerful performances on stage.
Davis captivated audiences with her remarkable portrayals in stage productions, earning critical acclaim and establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in theater.
Her breakthrough in the film industry came with roles in notable movies such as “Fences,” “Doubt,” and “The Help.”
These performances showcased Davis’s extraordinary range and earned her widespread acclaim. In 2015, she made history by becoming the first black actress to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the television series “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Viola Davis continued to impress with her outstanding performances in both film and television. She appeared in successful movies like “Suicide Squad” and delivered a mesmerizing performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which earned her critical praise and nominations for prestigious awards.
Viola Davis has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Her successful acting career, endorsements, and other ventures have contributed to her substantial wealth.
- Instagram handle: @Violadavis
- Twitter handle: @Violadavis
- The Help
- Suicide Squad
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- The Woman King
- The Hunger Games
- How to Get Away With Murder
- The First Lady
- Rose Maxson
- Aibileen Clark
- Law Abiding Citizen
- The Unforgivable
- Black Adam
- Eat, Pray, Love
- Get on Up
- Lila & Eve