Viola Davis Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Viola Davis
  • Name: Viola Davis
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Net Worth: US $3 Million
  • Status: Alive

Viola Davis is an American television, film and stage actress. She stars as “Annalise Keating” in the ABC drama series, How to Get Away with Murder. Her film credits include Doubt, and The Help. Davis was born to parents Mary and Dan on August 11, 1965 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. She has five siblings. Davis grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island, where she attended Central Falls High School. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 1988 with a degree in theater. Davis studied at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts from 1989 to 1993.

Davis made her Broadway debut in the 1996 production of August Wilson’s play, Seven Guitars. Her Off-Broadway credits include Intimate Apparel (2004) by Lynn Nottage, and the Shakespearean plays As You Like It (1992), and Pericles (1998). Davis won a Tony Award in 2001 for her portrayal of “Tonya” in King Hedley II. She won a second Tony Award in 2010 for her character “Rose Maxson” in Fences.

Davis started out on the small screen in 1996 in the series NYPD Blue, and New York Undercover. She landed a more prominent role as “Nurse Lynnette Peeler” in 19 episodes of the medical drama series, City of Angels (2000). She guest starred as “Hannah Crane” in Century City (2004), as “Donna Emmett” in Law & Order (2003-08), and as “Lynda P. Frazier” in United States of Tara (2009). Davis was cast as “Annalise Keating” in the ABC drama series, How to Get Away with Murder (2014). She won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Aside from plays and television, Davis has appeared in over 30 feature films. Her early film credits include Kate & Leopold (2001) with Meg Ryan, and Antwone Fisher (2002) with Derek Luke. She won an Oscar nomination for her role as “Mrs. Miller” in the film Doubt (2008). Davis starred opposite Jessica Chastain in Tate Taylor’s dramatic film, The Help (2011). Her recent films include Prisoners (2013) with Hugh Jackman, Get on Up (2014) with Chadwick Boseman, and Suicide Squad (2016) with Will Smith.

Viola Davis is 5ft 5in tall and has a net worth of $3 million. She married actor ‘Julius Tennon’ in June 2003. The couple adopted a daughter named Genesis in 2011. Davis is a cousin of actor Mike Colter.

Viola Davis Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Viola Davis Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Viola Davis
  • Birthday: August 11, 1965
  • How Old : Age: 51 years old
  • Place of Birth: St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress, Producer
  • Years Active: 1996-present
  • Net Worth : Salary: US $3 Million
  • Marriage(s): Julius Tennon
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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