Viola Davis

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NameViola Davis
Age58 years
BirthdayAugust 11
Net worth$25 million
ProfessionActor and Producer

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer born on August 11 in 1965 AD. She is famous for her projects across the screens and stages. She has received numerous amount of awards and nominations for her work and she is also named one of 3 people to ever achieve both the Triple Crown of Acting and EGOT.

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In 2012 and 2017 she was named as the most influential people in the world published by The New York Times. Also she secured 9th position as one of the greatest actors of the 21st century published by The New York Times.

Net Worth

Viola Davis is a very successful American Actress and by 2024 her net worth is estimated to be around $25 million. She started her career as a very successful theatre actress and later on moving to films. Her talent, dedication, hard work and consistency has proven to earn her a fortune of millions of dollars and fame as well.

Real estate

Viola Davis along with her husband purchased a mansion worth $5.7 million in 2016 which is located at Los Angeles. The property is about 7,545 square feet and has 8 bathrooms, 5 European style abode boasts bedrooms and a 600 bottle wine closet. They later renovated the mansion when she was filming The Woman King movie in February. There is also a 4k projector and a home theater with 133-inch screen so she can rewatch her remarkable memories and speeches.


Viola Davis is among the highest paid actress around the globe. She has added tremendous amount of money from her movies as her salary which adds up to her net worth. She is also a producer by which she profits a lot from her successful movies. In between September 2019 and September 2020 it was estimated that she earned roughly $15 million.

Brand Endorsements

Viola Davis is also a world icon which earns her fame and brand endorsements. In 2020 she signed with L’Oreal as a beauty brand ambassador and launched a foundation product with the slogan of Age Perfect. Again later they launched their new product with slogan InStyle in august 2020. Her partnership with various brands and TV rights and loyalty earns her a huge amount of paycheck.

Early Life and Education and Parents Details

Viola Davis was born on 11 August 1965 AD in St. Matthews, South Carolina. She was born on her grandma’s farm to Mae Alice Davis and Dan Davis. Her father was a horse trainer where as her mother was a maid and factory worker. She was the second youngest child among her 6 siblings. After she was born later her parents moved with Davis and two of her older siblings to Central Falls, Rhode Island, leaving her other siblings with her grandparents.

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Davis went to Central Falls High School and as a teenager she was involved in the federal TRIO Upward and TRIO Students Support Services programs. After graduating from high school, she studied at Rhode Island college where she majored in theatre and graduated in 1988. Later afterwards she graduated she attended Juilliard School for 4 years.

Controversies and relationships

Davis got married to actor Julius Tennon in June 2003 and later in 2011 the couple adopted an infant daughter whose name was Genesis. She was married to Julius who had two children from previous relationship which makes her a step mother of those two children.

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Talking about controversies, Viola Davis’s movie Woman King was very controversial and heavily criticized. The movie was accused of some critics that felt the movie was offensive to Black people by glorifying aspects of a repugnant trade. Also at the same some people also saw the film’s story as to promote women empowerment. Later, she addressed the controversy saying the movie was based on all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries.


1996The Substance of Fire
1998Out of Sight
Miss Apprehension and Squirt
2001The Shrink Is In
Ocean’s Eleven
Kate & Leopold
2002Far from Heaven
Antwone Fisher
2005Get Rich or Die Tryin’
2006The Architect
World Trade Center
2008Nights in Rodanthe
2009Madea Goes to Jail
State of Play
Law Abiding Citizen
Beyond All Boundaries
2010Knight and Day
Eat Pray Love
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
The Unforgiving Minute
2011The Help
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2012Won’t Back Down
2013Beautiful Creatures
Ender’s Game
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
2014Set On Up
Lila & Eve
Suicide Squad
2019Troop Zero
2020Giving Voice
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
2021The Suicide Squad
The Unforgivable
2022The Woman King
Black Adam
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
2024Kung Fu Panda 4
Viola Davis


2017Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2010New York Drama Critics’ Circle Special Citation
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
2023Grammy Award for Best Audio Book, Narration & Storytelling Recording
Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award
Finding Me: A Memoir
American Society of Cinematographers Board of the Governors Award
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Audie Award for Narration by the Author(s
2012Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress
BET Award for Best Actress
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Glamour Award for Film Actress
2015Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
2008Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
2011Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Ensemble: Motion Picture
2018Glamour Award for The Icon
1996Outer Critics Circle Special Award
2004Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
Obie Award for Performance
1999Obie Award for Performance
2001Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
2016Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

More info

Height5’5 inches
Weight59 Kg
BirthplaceSt. Matthews, South Carolina

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What happened to Viola Davis when she was 2 years old?

Her mother was also an activist during the Civil Rights Movement. When she was two years old, Davis was taken to jail with her mother after she was arrested during a civil rights protest.

Can Viola Davis have a child?

Viola has a lovely daughter named Genesis Tennon. Some fans have wondered if Genesis is Viola’s biological child, but she isn’t. Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, adopted Genesis in October 2011.

What movie made Viola Davis famous?

After a decade of bit parts, many of them within the gainful employ of Steven Soderbergh’s production company, Viola Davis broke into the mainstream with a movie-stealing turn – and from Meryl Streep! – in 2008’s Catholic Church child abuse drama Doubt.

Does Viola Davis has Instagram?

Yes, She has Instagram with over 12M+ followers (@violadavis).

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