Viola Davis Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For How to Get Away With Murder
Full Name Viola Davis
Profession Actress, Producer
Nationality American
Age 56 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth August 11, 1965
Birthplace Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Leo

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is the winner of many awards including ‘Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and others. She is known for being one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017 in ‘Time Magazine’.


Davis is the lady who has gained many honors and titles including awards. Also, she is the first African-American woman who received the title of ‘Triple Crown of Acting’.

In 2017, she also received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’. In 2020, the actress also ranked 9th on the list of the greatest actors of the 21st century in ‘The New York Times’.

Viola Davis has acted in innumerable projects as she has established her broader career. Recently, she appeared as Amanda Waller in the superhero film named ‘The Suicide Squad’ in 2021.

Also, she worked alongside Sandra Bullock in the drama film named ‘The Unforgivable’ which was directed by Nora Fingscheidt which was released in the year 2021.


Viola Davis has received awards including ‘Academy Award’, ‘Primetime Emmy Award’, and two Tony Awards for her incredibly amazing performances.

Viola Davis Education

School Central Falls High School
Juilliard School
College Rhode Island College

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Viola Davis Career

Profession: Actress, Producer

Known For: How to Get Away With Murder


Traffic (2000)
Out of Sight

Net Worth: USD $12 million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Dan Davis

Mother: Mary Alice Davis

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Julius Tennon (m. 2003)

Children: 1

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Genesis Tennon

Viola Davis Favorites

Favorite Actress: Meryl Streep

Favorite Food: Fat Turkey Burgers and Fries

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