Viola Davis Biography, Net Worth, Age, Daughter, Origin, Height, Parents
Viola Davis is a well-known American actress and producer. Davis, who was born into a poor household, fought hard to overcome her difficult childhood. She dabbled in acting and performed on TV, cinema, and theatre, amassing a significant reputation and popularity in less than a decade.
Viola Davis Biography
Mae Alice and Dan Davis welcomed Davis into the world on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina.
She was born on the Singleton Plantation’s property owned by her grandmother. Her mother worked as a maid, a factory worker, and a housewife, while her father was a horse trainer.
She is the second youngest of six children, including a brother and four sisters. Her parents left her other siblings with her grandparents and shortly after she was born, they relocated to Central Falls, Rhode Island, with Davis and two of her elder brothers.
Throughout the Civil Rights Movement, her mother was also an activist. Davis’ mother was arrested at a civil rights rally when she was two years old, and they were both transported to prison.
She has claimed that she “lived in abysmal poverty and disorder” as a youngster and recalled having lived in “rat-infested and condemned” flats.
Davis is a second cousin of Luke Cage from Marvel Comics actor Mike Colter.
Davis attended Central Falls High School, which she largely attributes to her passion for stage performing and her interest in the arts. She participated in the government TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services programs as a teen.
Davis’s skill was discovered by Bernard Masterson, the program’s director, when she was enrolled in the Young People’s School for the Performing Arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Following high school, Davis attended Rhode Island College where she majored in drama and took part in the National Student Exchange before earning her degree in 1988.
After that, she spent four years at the Juilliard School, where she was a part of “Group 22” in the drama department (1989–93)
Viola Davis Nationality
Viola Davis is American by nationality.
Where is Viola Davis From?
Viola Davis comes from Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
Viola Davis Height And Weight
Viola Davis’s height is 1.65 meters tall and her weight is currently unknown
Viola Davis Education
Viola Davis attended Rhode Island College and also Juilliard School
Viola Davis Career
In Joe Turner’s “Come and Gone,” Viola Davis made her Broadway debut in 1988. In “The Substance of Fire,” she also made an appearance as a nurse. She made her film debut with “The Substance of Fire,” after which she received her Screen Actors Guild card.
She had a minor part in Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 film “Out of Sight.”
She had an appearance in the play “King Hedley II” in 2001 as a lady who struggles for the right to terminate her pregnancy. For her work in this Broadway production, Davis received the “Tony Award.”
Davis produced a lot of TV shows as well. One of her most recognizable roles was that of a serial murderer in the “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” episode “Badge.”
When she starred in “Antwone Fisher” in 2002, this African-American beauty drew the attention of the reviewers. Despite having few words in this movie, her presence was felt.
In the 2008 film version of the Broadway play “Doubt,” Davis played “Mrs Miller,” the mother of a kid who is allegedly raped by a priest. This role catapulted Davis’s career to new heights.
In August Wilson’s “Fences” in 2010, Viola Davis made her theatrical comeback and gave another jaw-dropping performance.
She made an appearance in the 2011 film version of the bestselling book “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. The racial disparity between the white women and their black maids was underlined in this movie.
She collaborated with filmmaker Tate Taylor on the biography of musician James Brown called “Get on Up” in 2014. She portrayed the singer’s mother in the film. She was chosen to play “Professor Annalise Keating” in the film “How to Get Away with Murder” that same year.
She had many film appearances between 2015 and 2019, including “Blackhat,” “Custody,” “Suicide Squad,” “Widows,” and “Troop Zero.”
2020 saw Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and her performance earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Viola Davis’s Marital Status
Viola Davis is a married woman. Her husband’s name is Julius Tennon
Viola Davis Children
Viola Davis has one child named Genesis Tennon. Viola Davis and her husband adopted Genesis Tennon
Viola Davis’s Net Worth
Viola Davis has an estimated net worth to be $25 million.