- Full NameViola Davis
- First NameViola
- Last NameDavis
- Birth nameViola Davis
- Birth CitySaint Matthews, South Carolina
- Birth CountryUnited States
- Father NameDan Davis
- Father ProfessionHorse Trainer
- Mother NameMary Alice
- Mother ProfessionMaid & Homemaker
- Fact TitleViola Davis
- Married Day23
- Married Month5
- Married Year2003
- SpouseJulius Tennon
- Awards["Academy Award","Primetime Emmy Award","Golden Globe Award"]
- Filmography["Suicide Squad","Fences","The Help","Knight and Day"]
- EducationCentral Falls High School, Young People's School for the Performing Arts, Rhode Island College
How Much Net GoodnessDoes Viola Davis Have?
Viola Davis, famous for her work in the 2016 movie Fences is an Oscar (Academy Award) winning actress. Ever since her film debut through The Substance of Fire (1996), Davis’ prominence in acting has earned her lucrative opportunities alongside fortune.
As of September 2020, she owns a net worth of $12 million; the majority of the credit goes to her acting career while her production company with her husband Julius also aids up revenue.
For a fact, Viola is the first black actress to win the Triple Crown of Acting.
Transiting from plays to TV series & movies, she has earned 82 acting credits to date, including an appearance in commercially successful movies: Knight and Day (2010), Suicide Squad (2016), and Fences (2016).
Fortune Expansion & Career: Income Sources & Earnings
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Viola Davis has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of September 2019. It’s obvious that her career as a successful actress blessed her with such a massive fortune.
For a fact, her worth is the same as her Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie ($12 million).
She was listed as one of 100 most influential people in the world (in 2012 & 2017) by Time Magazine.
So, how Davis’ career kicked-off? Well, the Juilliard School of arts attendant started her career through plays and got her on-screen debut in the play The Substance of Fire in 1996, earning her $528 for a one-day role.
Later in 2001, she played Tonya in the play King Hedley II that brought in a ladder to her career, as she achieved Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.
Following guest appearances in movies Kate & Leopold, Antwone Fisher, and in TV series Law & Order, Voila made film breakthrough in 2008 movie Doubt; it got her nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Thereafter, her work in the comedy-drama The Help (2011), earned SAG Award & another Academy-Award nomination.
Eventually, Viola Davis’ appearance in the film adaptation of Fences (2016) and acquired her first Oscar (Academy Award).
Currently, she portrays Annalise Keating in the TV series “How to Get Away with Murder” (2014- Present).
Even though the African-American actress is yet open up about her salary, as a veteran, she earns hundreds of thousands of dollars with ease.
The average salary of an actor in the US is $49,924.
Read: Julia Roberts-Net Worth
Did you know? In 2018, Viola released the children’s book Corduroy Takes a Bow, the sequel of classic picture book Corduroy.
Notable Movies & TV Show Appearances
Over the years, the South Carolina native has appeared in numerous movies & TV shows alongside many famous casts.
Following the movie breakthrough Doubt (2008), Viola appeared as a 1960s housemaid in the comedy-drama The Help (2011) starring Emma Stone.
Having appeared in Blackhat (2015) alongside Chris Hemsworth, Davis also worked as an executive producer & cast in Lila & Eve featuring Jennifer Lopez.
In 2016, Viola Davis appeared in 2 commercially successful movies: in Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith and Jared Leto and in Fences.
Her most recent movie appearance was in Widows (2018), which collected a sum of $76 million.
Well, her most famous TV appearance include How to Get Away with Murder, where the actress works since 2014.
Career Update: Voila Davis’ upcoming movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is under post-production, where she plays a lead character, Ma Rainey.
Awards & Nominations
As for a fact, Davis is one of the 24 actors, who won the Triple Crown of Acting; it consists of 3 awards: Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories.
Moreover, she is the first African-American actress to win the Triple Crown.
Viola is also one of 8 black actresses to have won Academy Award (Oscar) including Halle Berry for Monster Ball (2001), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), and Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011).
|Awards||Year||Movies/TV Series||Category & Remarks|
|Academy Award||2008||Doubt||Nomination-Best Supporting Actress|
|2011||The Help||Nomination- Best Actress|
|2016||Fences||Won – Best Supporting Actress|
|BAFTA Award||2011||The Help||Nomination- Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|2016||Fences||Won- Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|2018||Widows||Nomination- Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Primetime Emmy Award||2015||How To Get Away With Murder||Won- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|2018||Scandal||Nomination- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series|
|Golden Globe Awards||2008||Doubt||Nomination- Best Supporting Actress- Motion Picture|
|2011||The Help||Nomination- Best Actress- Motion Picture Drama|
|2014 & 2015||How to Get Away with Murder||Nomination- Best Actress- Television Series Drama|
|2016||Fences||Won- Best Supporting Actress- Motion Picture|
Movie Box Office Collection
|Film||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|Traffic (2000)||$46 million||$207.5 million|
|Kate & Leopold (2001)||$48 million||$76 million|
|Disturbia (2007)||$20 million||$117.8 million|
|Madea Goes to Jail (2009)||$17.5 million||$90.5 million|
|Law Abiding Citizen (2009)||$53 million||$126.7 million|
|Knight and Day (2010)||$117 million||$261.9 million|
|Eat Pray Love (2010)||$60 million||$204.6 million|
|The Help (2011)||$25 million||$216.6 million|
|Ender’s Game (2013)||$110-$115 million||$125.5 million|
|Prisoners (2013)||$46 million||$122.1 million|
|Suicide Squad (2016)||$175 million||$746.8 million|
|Fences (2016)||$24 million||$64.4 million|
|Widows (2018)||$42 million||$76 million|
Involvement In Charity & Endorsements?
Viola Davis is an active charity worker & has associations with many non-profit organizations like Entertainment Industry Foundation, Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry, Soles4Souls, and many more.
Back in 2017, she started $30K in 30 Days Project with Hunger Is charity campaign and donated $1,000 to the Rhode Island Community food bank in South Carolina.
Moreover, she often makes donations to Central Falls High School, her alma mater for theater program betterment.
In 2016, Davis, as a part of her endorsement with Vaseline, advocated the Vaseline Healing Project in association with Family Medical Center and Direct Relief.
Surely, with her rising fame, Davis has become a center magnet to many brands approaching with endorsement deals.
Read More: Sissy Spacek-Net Worth
In September 2019, she became the new face of L’Oréal Paris following the fold of Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren. She signed with L’Oreal after Celine Dion inked a contract with the brand in April 2019.
Well, she is an avid user of Instagram & Twitter with over 4.1 million followers and 1.22 million followers respectively, as of September 2019.
Online sources cite that Voila’s Instagram can earn her $8,270 – $13,784 per sponsored post.
Interesting Fact: She owns a production company JuVee Productions, with her husband Julius.
Millions Of Dollars Worth Residence, Cars & Lifestyle
Currently, the Oscar-winning actress lives in her lavish mansion in Toluca Lake, California.
She bought the European-style abode in September 2016 for $5.7 million; the property spread on 7,545 sq. ft. features 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms along with a home theater with a 133-inch screen and a 4K projector.
Formerly, the Fences actress lived in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles in a 3,917 sq ft home before upgrading to Toluca Lake.
Well, she had bought the 5-bedroom and 5-bathroom property in August 2005 for $1.17 million, but shed it off for a loss of $20,000; sold in March 2017 for $1.15 million.
No doubt the actress enjoys a lavish lifestyle with her massive earnings and drives luxurious cars. Well, she owns an Acura Suv which has a base price of $44,300. Moreover, Davis is often seen with cars like Audi & Mercedes.
Apart from expenses on expensive assets, her daily life luxury takes out a chunk of money. Well, Davis spends on travel & costly clothes which she often flaunts on her social media.
Viola Davis’ Age, Height, Family, Husband, Relationship,& Children
Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, the USA. Her father Dan Davis was a horse trainer while mother Mary Alice worked as a maid and also was a homemaker.
The youngest of 6 children (4 brothers & a sister), Viola’s family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island after 2 months of her birth.
She attended Central Falls High School and later enrolled at Young People’s School for the Performing Arts. After graduation, Viola Davis studied at Rhode Island College and graduated in 1988. Moreover, Voila Davis went to Juilliard School, private arts conservatory, for 4 years. Viola is an American by nationality and is of black ethnicity.
How Old Is Oscar Winner Viola Davis? Her Height?
As of September 2019, Viola Davis is 54 years old and has a height of 5 ft. 5 inches (165 cm).
Married Life, Husband & Children
Well, Viola Davis is a happily married woman and enjoys a blissful relationship with her husband Julius Tennon, an American actor.
The duo is together for over 16 years ever since they exchanged vows on June 23, 2003.
For a fact, Davis is the third wife of Tennon, as he was already in marital relationships with Sheryl Lynn Arnold (1974-1980, welcomed 2 children) and Christine Dejohnna White (1992-1998).
Well, the actress is the mother to 3 children, though is yet to share a child of her own.
Viola adopted a newborn daughter Genesis Tennon in December 2011, while the other 2 kids are from her husband Tennon’s previous relationships.