Viola Devis is an American actress who started her career as a successful theatre actress & later on extended herself towards film and television. One of her most notable performances is the “Triple Crown of Acting,” which means that she has won at least one Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award. She is also the first black woman to achieve this award. Apart from acting, Viola also has many credits as a producer. she is an activist who is passionate about human rights issues like child hunger. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, earning roughly $15 million (INR 1,22.97 Cr) between September 2019 and September 2020.
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|Full Name||Viola Davis|
|Birth Date||11th August 1965.|
|Birth Place||St. Matthews, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Education||She attended Central Falls High School, After graduating from high school, Davis studied at Rhode Island College, majoring in theatre and participating in the National Student Exchange before graduating in 1988.|
|Parents||She is the daughter of Mae Alice Davis and Dan Davis.|
|Siblings||She is the second youngest of six children,& having four sisters and a brother.|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches/ 170.78 cm.|
|Weight||59 Kgs/130.07 Lbs.|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurement||37-28-36 (Inches)|
|Marital Status||Married (June 2003)|
|Husband||Actor Julius Tennon|
|Children||In 2011, the couple adopted an infant daughter named Genesis & who is also a stepmother to Tennon’s two children from previous relationships.|
|Net Worth||$ 25 million (INR 2,04.95 Cr).|
1.8 million Followers
10 Million followers
2.9 Million followers
|Last Updated||November 2022|
Davis was born on 11th August 1965 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. She was born on a farm, her family moved to Rhode Island when she was just two months old & has five siblings, but only two sisters came with her to Rhode Island while the rest remained on the farm with her grandparents. Her father worked as a horse trainer at the time of her birth, mother was a maid and an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Growing up in Rhode Island wasn’t easy for Davis, as she lived in serious poverty within run-down apartment buildings.
Viola started liking acting when she reached high school and participated in many arts programs and academies. Her acting talents were quickly noted and set her sights on a future career in acting. After completing graduation from high school she studied at Rhode Island College and majored in theatre. Then she was accepted into the famed Juilliard School, where she honed her acting skills over the next four years.
In 2004 she appeared in films like “Out of Sight,” “Solaris,” “Traffic,” and “Syriana.” Some of her roles include “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Kate & Leopold,” and “Antwone Fisher.” Another major role came in 2002 with the film “Far From Heaven.” She also worked in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Traveler,” and “Century City.” She made a guest appearance in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
In 2008, she made a huge impact on the film “Doubt,” receiving many award nominations apart from appearing in just one scene. In 2010, she returned to the theatre world and won another Tony Award for her leading role in the play “Fences.” That same year, she also played a major role in the film “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” In 2011, she played a film role that was amazing & significant to her family heritage in “The Help.” As a result, she was nominated for an Academy Award and won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In 2014, she worked with Tate Taylor on the film “Get On Up.” She also booked a lead role in the TV series “How to Get Away With Murder.” Her performance in the series helped her win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a first for a woman of colour. In 2015, she acted in the film “Blackhat” along with Chris Hemsworth and executive-produced the film “Lila & Eve,” in which she also performed with Jennifer Lopez.
2016 was a busy year for her, as she acted in the film adaptation of the play “Fences,” as well as movies like “Suicide Squad” and “Custody.” In 2017, she was given her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was a major achievement for her. In 2018, she was directed by Steve McQueen in the film “Widows” and debuted in a documentary called “Two-Sides.” She followed up in 2020 with another documentary called “Giving Voice.”
In 2002, she married actor Julius Tennon. After the marriage, she became the stepmother of Tennon’s two children from a previous marriage.
In 2016, Davis purchased a luxurious apartment in Toluca Lake for $5.7 million (INR 46.73 Cr). The two-story property spreads over 7,500 square feet of living space and also includes many more features. In 2017, Davis sold her property in Los Angeles for $1.15 million (INR 9.42 Cr). She purchased the property in 2005 for $1.7 million (INR 13.93 Cr).
Q.How old is Viola Davis?
Ans:- As of 2022, she is 57 years old.