Viola Davis Bio

(Actress, Producer)

Relationship Statistics of Viola Davis

What is Viola Davis marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Viola Davis get married ? (married date):June 23, 2003
How many children does Viola Davis have ? (name):One (Genesis Tennon)
Is Viola Davis having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Viola Davis lesbian ?: No
Who is Viola Davis husband ? (name): View Couple ComparisonJulius Tennon
Julius Tennon

More about the relationship

Viola Davis is a married woman for a long time. She is married to actor Julius Tennon. The couple got married on 23 June 2003. They have an adopted daughter named Genesis Tennon, whom they adopted as a newborn in October 2011. Davis has a stepson and a stepdaughter from Tennon’s previous relationships. The couple has been married for 14 years now and their relationship is going very well. There are no any other records of her past and present relationships.

Who is Viola Davis?

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is best known for the portrayal of lawyer Annalise Keating in the ABC television drama How to Get Away with Murder (2014-present). She is also famous for playing Amanda Waller in the superhero action film Suicide Squad and reprised the role of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences.

For her role in Fences, Davis won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She is the only African-American woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards. She is also the only black actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting.

Viola Davis’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Viola Davis was born on 11 August 1965, in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA. She is the daughter of African-American parents Mary Alice Davis and Dan Davis. She is the second youngest of six siblings. Her father worked as a horse trainer and her mother was a factory worker and homemaker. Her mother was an activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Viola is an American by nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

Davis was taken to jail with her mother after she was arrested during a civil rights protest at the age of two. During her childhood, her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island. She spent her early life in Central Falls, Rhode Island with her siblings and grandparents.

Davis completed her high school education from Central Falls High School.  During her teenage time, she got involved in many programs such as TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services. After high school, she attended Young People’s School for the Performing Arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island. From there, she graduated in 1988. After that, she attended the Juilliard School in 1989 and graduated in 1993.

Viola Davis’s Career, Salary, and Net Worth

Davis began her acting career in the mid-1990s. Her first acting role was in the 1996 movie The Substance of Fire. She then earned her Screen Actors Guild card for playing a nurse in the film. She made her TV acting debut in an episode of NYPD Blue (1996). Davis first rose to fame after playing Nurse Lynnette Peeler in the TV film City of Angels (2000).

In 2001, she played the character Tonya in King Hedley II, for which she won the Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. In 2004, she won another Drama Desk Award for her work in the off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage.

Since then, Davis has appeared in numerous movies and TV films. In 2008, she portrayed the character Mrs. Miller in the film adaptation to the Broadway play Doubt. For her performance, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was inducted into The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009.

Davis has appeared in many TV films and series including Century City (2004), Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006), and Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007). Since 2014, she portrays the lead character Professor Annalise Keating in the series How to Get Away with Murder.

For her role in the series, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She is the first black woman to win the award. She also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2015 and 2016 for her role in the same series.

Davis portrayed the character Amanda Waller in the superhero action film Suicide Squad (2016). That same year, she reprised the role of Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences. For her role in the movie, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Moreover, she won the BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award, SAG Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same movie. She will be appearing as Veronica in the upcoming movie Widows (2018).

Davis has a net worth of 12 million dollars. Her salary is $250,000 per episode.

Viola Davis’s Rumors, and Controversy

Currently, there are no any rumors regarding her love affairs. Also, there are no any rumors about her professional life. She has been a straight person in her life and never has been a part of any controversy.

Viola Davis’s Body Measurements

Viola is 5 Feet and 5 Inches tall. She weighs 59 kg. Her body size is 37-28-36 inches. Her bra size is 34C. She has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. Her shoe size is 9 (US).

Social Media Profile

She is active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has around 1.2 million followers on Facebook, She has more than 1.14 million followers on Twitter and has around 2.7 million on Instagram.

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