- Real nameViola Davis
- Date of birthAugust 11, 1965
- Age56 years
- Zodiac signLeo
- BirthplaceSaint Matthews, South Carolina, USA
Parents and family
- Father Dan Davis
- Mother Mae Alice Davis
- Sister Deloris Davis Grant, Dianne Davis-Wright, Anita Davis, Danielle Davis
- Brother Name Unknown
Viola Davis husband
Viola Davis 3 kids
Viola Davis got engaged into acting while being a high school student and launched her career with small theater roles. In 1988, she made a stage debut in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Trinity Repertory Company. Since then, he has played in many plays on Broadway and other theaters.
Davis gained her first small TV part in NYPD Blue in 1996 and proceeded with appearing in feature film The Substance of Fire. She rose to prominence and earned an Oscar nomination after appearing in Doubt movie. Today, Viola is most famed for having the lead part in How to Get Away with Murder series plus playing in City of Angels and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her most memorable movie credits include Beautiful Creatures, Get on Up, Lila & Eve, Custody, Fences and Widows.
Moreover, Viola and her spouse run JuVee Productions company, which dealt with producing How to Get Away with Murder, Lila & Eve and Custody films plus American Koko series.
At the moment, Viola is the only black actress who earned the Triple Crown of Acting, which comprises Tony, Emmy plus Oscar awards. Moreover, she is the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe, 5 SAG Awards plus many other prestigious trophies.
Viola Davis also tried her hand at writing. She released a book for kids called Corduroy Takes a Bow in 2018. Moreover, she is a human rights and social activist.
Viola has been married to actor Julius Tennon since 2003. They have no biological kids together. However, the spouses went for adoption and became parents of daughter Genesis in 2011. Moreover, Davis is a stepmom to Tennon’s two children from the previous marriage.
A curious fact: Davis was featured in the Time’s rating of most influential people in the world in 2012.