Who is Viola Davis?

Viola Davis is the only African-American performer to win Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Awards. She is known for her award-winning performances in the television series 'How to Get Away with Murder,' the Broadway productions of 'King Hedley II' and 'Fences' and its film adaptation.

What college did Viola Davis go to?

Viola Davis with her Mother (Heart)


Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States. She is the only African-American performer to win Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Awards. Born in South Carolina, Viola Davis grew up in Rhode Island, where she began acting, first in central falls high school, and then at Rhode Island College. She joined Juilliard School of Performing Arts, Davis made her Broadway debut in 1996 in Seven Guitars. Her Father's name is Dan Davis and her mother's name is Mary Alice Davis. She has six siblings. She is of American nationality and  ‎African-American ethnicity. She follows in catholic religion and her zodiac sign is Leo.

What movie did Viola Davis win an Oscar for?

Viola Davis began to establish a name for herself in the New York theater world. She made her Broadway debut in August Wilson's tragic comedy Seven Guitars in 1996. On the small screen, Davis tried her hand at series television with the medical drama City of Angeles, in 2000. After a few feature film parts, Davis caught the attention of critics with her small role in 2002's Antwone Fisher In the play, Davis starred as Vera, a woman who takes back the boyfriend who wronged her. She again worked with Wilson on his 2001 drama King Hedley II, for which she won her first Tony Award. She is a 2017 Oscar Winner Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance alongside Denzel Washington in FENCES. This is Davis's first Oscar win, although she was previously nominated for THE HELP (Actress in a Leading Role) and DOUBT (Actress in a Supporting Role).

 She is also known for her Broadway performances like August Wilson’s King Hedley II (2001), Intimate Apparel (2004) and Fences (2010). In 2008 Davis' career reached new heights with her nuanced performance in Doubt. She has won Tony Awards for her performances in King Hedley II (2001) and a revival of August Wilson's Fences (2010), which co-starred Denzel Washington. Her film work includes Doubt (2008), for which she received an Oscar nomination, The Help (2011), Ender's Game (2013), and Get on Up (2014). In 2015 she became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the television series How to Get Away with Murder. She reprised her role-playing Rose Maxson in the 2016 film adaptation of Fences, directed by and co-starring Washington, for which she received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2017. 

How much is Viola Davis worth?

Viola Davis started her acting career by performing on stage in “Everybody's Ruby” for which she won an Obie Award in 1999. She started her theatre, film, and television career simultaneously. She is оnе оf thе rісhеѕt Аfrісаn-Аmеrісаn асtrеѕѕеѕ іn Аmеrіса. Аѕ оf Мау 2020, Vіоlа Dаvіѕ nеt wоrth іѕ еѕtіmаtеd tо bе mоrе thаn $15 mіllіоn. Vіоlа Dаvіѕ соmеѕ асrоѕѕ аѕ аn еlіtе аnd thе оnlу blасk асtоr whо hаѕ еvеr wоn thе Тrірlе Сrоwn оf Асtіng. Ѕhе hаѕ wоn 1 Асаdеmу Аwаrd аnd hаѕ bееn nоmіnаtеd thrісе.

Who is Viola Davis's husband?

Viola Davis is a married woman. In 2003 she got married to Julius Tennon and now they are living in Los Angeles. Julius Tennon is The American actor as well as producer.  They adopted a newborn girl as a daughter in October 2011 and named her Genesis Tennon. They also have two sons, who are from Julius Tennon’s previous relationships.

How tall is Viola Davis? 

Viola Davis is 54 years old as of today’s date 1st May 2020. Her height is 1.65 m tall, and her weight is 59 kg. She has Shiny black skin, a Charming smile, and Acting prowess. Her body measurement is 37-28-36 inches. She has a straight sexual orientation. Her eye color is Dark brown and hair color is also dark brown.

Some Unknown Facts About Viola Davis

  • Viola Davis was listed by the ‘Time’ in 2012 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
  • She has won two Black Reel Awards and two Critics’ Choice Award for her performance in the 2011 release ‘The Help.’