Viola Davis is a famous American actor and film producer. Viola Davis made history as the first black woman who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. TIME magazine has listed Viola Davis as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2012 and 2017). Continue reading to find the net worth of Viola Davis as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Viola Davis was born on 11th of August in the year 1965 in St. Matthews, South Carolina, the USA. Viola’s father, Dan Davis was a horse trainer, and her mother, Mary Alice (née Logan) was a maid, factory worker, and homemaker. Mary Alice was an activist during the Civil Rights movement. She was imprisoned and took 2-year old Viola. Viola Davis was two months old. Her parents, three of her siblings and Viola moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island. The older sister and brother remained with their grandparents.
Viola Davis attended Central Falls High School and learned stage acting. Bernard Masterson of Young People’s School for the Performing Arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island, understood Viola’s acting potential.
After high school, Viola Davis majored in Theatre at Rhode Island College and graduated (1988). After that, Viola Davis attended a 4-year course at Julliard School where she was a member of Drama Division ‘Group 22’ (1989–93).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Viola Davis first appeared on stage in ‘Everybody’s Ruby’ winning an Obie Award (1999). Viola Davis first appeared in the movie, 1996s ‘The Substance of Fire.’ Viola Davis was nominated for Golden Globe’s Best Supporting Actress, Academy Awards, and SAG for 2008s ‘Doubt’.
Viola played Tonya in 2001s ‘King Hedley II’ and won Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Viola appeared on television recurring series, ‘Law & Order.’
Viola Davis enacted in movies, 1998s ‘Out of Sight’, 2002s ‘Solaris,’ 2000s ‘Traffic’ and 2005s ‘Syriana.’ She won the second Tony Award for her role as Rose Maxson in 2010s ‘Fences’ play. Viola was Dr. Minerva in 2010s ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story.’ In 2011s, ‘The Help,’ Viola was a maid of Davis played a maid of 1960s Mississippi and won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She got nominations from the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award.
Viola Davis enacted lead role in 2014s ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series. She enacted in movies namely 2015s ‘Blackhat’, ‘Lila & Eve,’ 2016s ‘Suicide Squad’ and 2018s ‘Windows’. Her 2016s ‘Fences’ won her third Academy Award nomination. Viola’s movies of the year include ‘Small Great things’ with Julia Roberts and ‘The Woman King’ with Lupita Nyong’o. On 5th January 2017, Viola Davis received her star on the Walk of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Viola Davis is $14 million. Viola Davis earned her fortune from her various performances on the Broadway, television series and movies. Her popular Broadway productions are ‘Fences,’ ‘King Hedley II’ and ‘Seven Guitars. Viola’s television shows include ‘Brothers and Sisters’, ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent,’ ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,’ and ‘Providence. Viola’s movies include ‘Doubt,’ ‘Eat Pray Love,’ ‘Nights in Rodanthe,’ ‘Out of Sight,’ ‘Syriana,’ and ‘The Help.’
Viola Davis has been awarded for her performances throughout her acting career. Viola has won 2 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award. She got nominated for 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, and an additional SAG Award.
Davis and Julius Tennon, her husband, have founded ‘JuVee Productions,’ a production Company. Viola Davis is also a well-known supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and identifies as a feminist.