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.

Viola Davis Oscar age height Weight

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.

Family/ Relationships

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”.

In June 2003, Davis married actor Julius Tennon. Her husband is an actor. They have a adopted a daughter, Genesis in October 2011. For more information, contact her on her twitter and Instagram.


Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal 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. 

Memorable Quotes:

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.