Viola Davis Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Viola Davis is no exception. As an Actress, Film Producer from St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States. Born on August 11, 1965 into the family of Dan Davis, Mary Alice Davis unknown, this American woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 5 ft 4 in (1.651 m), Viola Davis studied and graduated from Rhode Island College, Central Falls High School, Juilliard School. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Julius Tennon (m. 2003), kids Genesis Tennon. As most of famous actresses, Viola Davis has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $3 Million.

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Structural info

  • Full Name: Viola Davis
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 11, 1965
  • Place Of Birth: St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
  • Profession: Actress, Film Producer
  • Education: Rhode Island College, Central Falls High School, Juilliard School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Julius Tennon (m. 2003)
  • Children: Genesis Tennon
  • Parents: Dan Davis, Mary Alice Davis
  • Nicknames: Viola Sophie Davis
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/viola.davis
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/violadavis
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/violadavis/
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0205626
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Se…
  • Movies: “Antwone Fisher” (1996), “The Help” (2011), “How to Get Away with Murder” (2016), “Doubt” (2008), “How to Get Away with Murder” (2014-), “The Help” (2014), “Suicide Squad” (2016)
  • TV Shows: “New York Undercover”, “NYPD Blue”, “The Pentagon Wars”, “Gracie & Glorie”

Quotes

  • “The happily ever after comes after you’ve done the work.
  • The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.
  • [on why Meryl Streep is the greatest actress] Meryl Streep is the greatest actress because you can see so many different emotions going on in her eyes. … It’s a joy as an artist.
  • [on playing Annalise Keating in ‘How To Get Away With Murder’] The challenge for any writer, any artist, is to somehow combine art with the mess that we call life. I spent too much time in my career – probably too much – trying to force writers to write for me in a way that was bold. Well, you know what? This is it. This is bold.
  • 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.
  • [on performing with Jeremy Irons in ‘Beautiful Creatures’] He’s a total hippie. Here’s this grand, talented man who counters it with just humility – very casual and loose. So it was a joy to work with him in the swamps.
  • [on roles for African-American actresses] You’re not doing the Irish and Scottish accents they taught at Juilliard. In the real world you’re doing Ebonics and Jamaican.
  • 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.
  • [on undertaking the role of Aibileen in The Help (2011)]: I absolutely feel that she just had the nurturing instinct. You know, it’s like my mom. She’s said she’s taken care of kids since she was four years old, and she’s now sixty-eight. That’s all she knew,, which was to take care of kids. She also had seventeen of her brothers and sisters and cousins and all of that – and she was always taking care of them. I myself was delivered by my grandmother.
  • [on why she’s not inspired to direct] I can’t deal with actors! I can’t deal with myself. We’re neurotic and miserable… I love doing what I’m doing, but while I’m doing it, I’m miserable.
  • We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.

Facts

  • She was awarded for the 2004 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Performance for “Intimate Apparel” in association with Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • She was awarded for a 2001 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “King Hedley II” on Broadway in New York City.
  • She was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play for “Intimate Apparel” in association with Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • She was awarded for a 2001 New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “King Hedley II” on Broadway in New York City.
  • She was awarded for a 2001 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “King Hedley II” on Broadway in New York City.
  • Oprah Winfrey and beau Stedman Graham attended her ‘third’ marriage to Julius.
  • She was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance for “Intimate Apparel” in association with Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • She was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Performance for “Seven Guitars” at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • She was nominated for the 1996 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “Seven Guitars” on Broadway in New York City.
  • One of 5 actresses to get an Oscar nomination for a performance with less than 10 minutes of screen time.
  • Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong’o, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
  • First black actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder (2014).
  • As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Traffic (2000), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) and The Help (2011).
  • Stepmother to Julius Tennon’s two sons from previous relationships.
  • Won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in “Fences” in 2010.
  • Was named Glamour Magazine’s Film Actress of the Year in 2012.
  • Starring in the play “Intimate Apparel” at the Mark Taper Forum. [September 2004]
  • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2012).
  • Returned to work 4 months after adopting her daughter Genesis to begin filming Ender’s Game (2013).
  • Is one of two African-American actresses (the other being Whoopi Goldberg) to be nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.
  • Is one of 10 African-American actresses to be Oscar-nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’. The others in chronological order are Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe and Quvenzhané Wallis.
  • In 2012, Davis told Entertainment Weekly that she and her husband stayed at George Clooney’s Italian estate on Lake Como for their honeymoon.
  • Announced that she and her husband, Julius Tennon, have adopted a newborn daughter named Genesis Tennon (October 2011).
  • Inducted into The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on June 30, 2009.
  • Grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Her family moved there when she was 2-months old.
  • Attended Rhode Island College and majored in theater.
  • She is the daughter of Mary and Dan Davis. Dan was a horse-groomer for the Narrangasett and Lincoln Downs racetracks in Rhode Island.
  • Won the 2005 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for “Intimate Apparel” in 2004.
  • Won Broadway’s 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role – Play) for August Wilson’s “King Hedley II.” She had previously been nominated in the same category in 1996 for another Wilson play, “Seven Guitars.”
  • Graduated from The Juilliard School.

Trademarks

  • Her natural hair

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
Widows 2018 pre-production
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree 2017 pre-production Rachel Dupree
Fences 2016 completed Rose
Untitled Harriet Tubman Project announced Harriet Tubman
How to Get Away with Murder 2014-2017 TV Series Annalise Keating
Suicide Squad 2016 Amanda Waller
Custody 2016/I Martha Schulman
Lila & Eve 2015 Lila
Blackhat 2015 Carol Barrett
Get on Up 2014 Susie Brown
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them 2014 Professor Friedman
Ender’s Game 2013 Major Gwen Anderson
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her 2013 Professor Lillian Friedman
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him 2013 Professor Lillian Friedman
Prisoners 2013 Nancy Birch
Sofia the First 2013 TV Series Helen Hanshaw
Beautiful Creatures 2013 Amma
Won’t Back Down 2012 Nona Alberts
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 Abby Black
Touch of Evil 2011 Short The Vengeful Caretaker
The Help 2011 Aibileen Clark
The Unforgiving Minute 2010 Short Narrator
It’s Kind of a Funny Story 2010 Dr. Eden Minerva
Trust 2010/I Gail Friedman
Eat Pray Love 2010 Delia Shiraz
Knight and Day 2010 Director George
United States of Tara 2010 TV Series Lynda P. Frazier
Beyond All Boundaries 2009 Short Hortense Johnson – Arsenal Worker (voice)
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 Mayor
State of Play 2009 Dr. Judith Franklin
Madea Goes to Jail 2009 Ellen
Doubt 2008/I Mrs. Miller
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003-2008 TV Series Donna Emmett
Nights in Rodanthe 2008 Jean
Brothers & Sisters 2008 TV Series Ellen Snyder
The Andromeda Strain 2008 TV Mini-Series Dr. Charlene Barton
Fort Pit 2007 TV Movie
Traveler 2007 TV Series Agent Jan Marlow
Jesse Stone: Sea Change 2007 TV Movie Molly Crane
Disturbia 2007 Detective Parker
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 2006 TV Movie Diane Barrino
World Trade Center 2006 Mother in Hospital
Without a Trace 2006 TV Series Audrey Williams
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise 2006 TV Movie Molly Crane
The Architect 2006 Tonya Neely
Jesse Stone: Night Passage 2006 TV Movie Molly Crane
Laws of Chance 2006 TV Series
Syriana 2005 CIA Chairwoman (uncredited)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ 2005 Grandma
Threshold 2005 TV Series Victoria Rossi
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold 2005 TV Movie Molly Crane
Century City 2004 TV Series Hannah Crane
The Practice 2003 TV Series Aisha Crenshaw
Hack 2003 TV Series Stevie Morgan
Father Lefty 2002 TV Movie
Solaris 2002 Gordon
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 TV Series Attorney Campbell
Antwone Fisher 2002 Eva May
Far from Heaven 2002 Sybil
The Division 2002 TV Series Dr. Georgia Davis
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 TV Series Terry Randolph
Kate & Leopold 2001 Policewoman
Third Watch 2001 TV Series Margo Rodriguez
The Guardian 2001 TV Series Suzanna Clemons’ Attorney
Providence 2001 TV Series Dr. Eleanor Weiss
The Shrink Is In 2001 Robin
Amy & Isabelle 2001 TV Movie Dottie
City of Angels 2000 TV Series Nurse Lynnette Peeler
Traffic 2000 Social Worker
Judging Amy 2000 TV Series Celeste
Miss Apprehension and Squirt 1998 Sharon Hughes
Grace & Glorie 1998 TV Movie Rosemary Allbright
Out of Sight 1998 Moselle
The Pentagon Wars 1998 TV Movie Sgt. Fanning
New York Undercover 1996 TV Series Mrs. Stapleton
NYPD Blue 1996 TV Series Woman
The Substance of Fire 1996 Nurse
Producer
Title Year Status Character
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree 2017 executive producer pre-production
Untitled Harriet Tubman Project executive producer announced
How to Get Away with Murder 2016 TV Series producer – 4 episodes
Custody 2016/I executive producer
The Brink 2015 Short executive producer
Lila & Eve 2015 executive producer
Driving Fish 2002 Short co-executive producer
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 2006 TV Movie performer: “Almighty God”
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Thank God It’s Thursday on ABC 2014 TV Movie thanks
‘Solaris’: Behind the Planet 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2015-2017 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2013-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself / Herself – Guest Co-Hostess
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – How to Get Away with Murder / Herself – Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2011-2016 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2011-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Good Morning America 2011-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Conan 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – How to Get Away with Murder
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special 2016 TV Movie Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 47th NAACP Image Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself – presenter
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Herself – Winner: Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series
Dawn of the Justice League 2016 TV Short Herself – Amanda Waller
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Herself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Carol / Nominee
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2015 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
The View 2008-2015 TV Series Herself – Guest
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2015 TV Series Herself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Governors Awards
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries / Winner
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Herself – Nominee
HBO First Look: Blackhat 2015 TV Movie Herself
The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Blackhat: Creating Reality 2015 Video documentary short Herself
Blackhat: On Location Around the World 2015 Video documentary short Herself
Sesame Street 2014 TV Series Herself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Thank God It’s Thursday on ABC 2014 TV Movie Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Herself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Co-Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Oprah’s Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2013 TV Series Herself – Interviewee
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 6th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 TV Movie Herself – Presenter
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2012 TV Series documentary Herself – Guest
In Character With… 2012 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Herself
Teachers Rock 2012 2012 TV Movie Herself – Presenter
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
2012 Writers Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Presenter
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Oprah’s Oscar Special 2012 TV Movie Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2012 TV Special Herself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet 2012 TV Special Herself
Charlie Rose 2008-2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations 2011 TV Series Herself
Días de cine 2011 TV Series Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Herself
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Herself
Dark Girls 2011 Documentary Herself
The Early Show 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
Paula’s Best Dishes 2011 TV Series Herself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
A Poem Is… 2011 TV Series Narrator
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Start of Dreams 2010 Documentary Herself
Boston Days and Spanish Knights 2010 Video short Herself
The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2010 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Fences & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The 76th Annual Drama League Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Beyond Babyland 2010 Documentary Narrator
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Herself – Guest
Doubt: Stage to Screen 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Doubt: The Cast of Doubt 2009 Video short Herself
La noche de los Oscar 2009 TV Movie Herself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Cinema 3 2009 TV Series Herself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Herself
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Black Theater Today: 2005 2005 Documentary
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2001 TV Special Herself – Performer & Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Insider 2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself

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