Born on 11 August, 1965, Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is the first African-American actress to be nominated in 3 Academy Awards.
Before Fame: Davis received her Screen Actors Guild card in 1996 for doing one day of work as a nurse.
Career / Awards:
- She became the first black actress to receive 3 Oscar nominations.
- She has won Oscar Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Net Worth of Viola Davis: Her net worth is approximately $3 million USD.
Davis is the daughter of Mary Alice and Dan Davis. Her father was a horse trainer and her mother was a maid. Davis described herself as “Lived in abject poverty and dysfunction”.
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Full Name: Viola Davis
- Nicknames: Davis
- Birthday: August 11, 1965
- Age: 51
- Gender: Female
- Birthplace: St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States
- Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
- Education: Central Falls High School, Rhode Island College, Julliard School
- Profession: Actress
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: African-American
- Religion: Christian
- Zodiac: Leo
- Spouse: Julius Tennon
- Children: 1
- Net Worth: $3 million USD
- Earnings: Not Available
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches
- Weight: 13 lbs (59 kg)
- Feet Size: 8 US
- Dress Size: Not Available
- Shoe Size: 8
- Chest Size: 94 cm (37 inches)
- Waist Size: 71 cm
- Biceps: Not Available
- Bra Size/ Breast Size: 94 cm
- Body Type: Athletic
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
10 Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know about Viola Davis
- Viola Davis graduated from Julliard School.
- In October 2011, she and her husband adopted a daughter named Genesis Tennon.
- In 2005, she won Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for “Intimate Apparel”.
- She is one of 10 African-American actresses to be nominated as Oscar for “Best Actress”.
- She was named as one of the most influential person in the world in 2012 by Time’s Magazine.
- She was named Actress of the Year in 2012.
- She is one of the five actresses to receive an Oscar nomination for a performance with less than 10 minutes of screen time.
- She is friends with Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep.
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
The thing about the African-American community compared with the white community is, we are more concerned with image and message than execution. I don’t play roles that are necessarily attractive or portray a positive image. They are well-rounded characters. When you squelch excellence to put out a message it’s like passing the baton and seeing it drop.
People migrate toward material when they reach a certain age, especially if they’re a certain hue, certain gender. I have had so many wonderful film roles where I wasn’t the show. It’s like being invited to a really fabulous party, only to hold up the wall. I wanted to be the show. I wanted to be character that took me out of my comfort zone.