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Married Life of Viola Davis With Julius Tennon; Bio | Age and Net Worth 2023 | Weight Loss

Married Life of Viola Davis With Julius Tennon; Bio | Age and Net Worth 2023 | Weight Loss

Facts of Viola Davis

Full Name:Viola Davis
Birth Date:August 11, 1965
Age:58 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
HusbandJulius Tennon
MarriedJulius Tennon
Net Worth$25 Million
Salary$2.5 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Body Size37-28-36 inches
Birth PlaceSaint Matthews, South Carolina
GrandparentsEugene Davis and Idella Johnson while Henry Logan and Mozelle Howell
EthnicityAfrican- American
EducationCentral Falls High School, Young People's School, Rhode Island College, Juilliard School
FatherDan Davis
MotherMary Alice Davis
SiblingsDeloris Davis Grant, Dianne Davis-Wright, Anita Davis, and Danielle Davis
KidsGenesis Tennon
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Viola Davis is in the media limelight as an American actress and producer. Her debut movie, Come and Gone which was directed by Joe Turner made her popular in the acting industry.

Viola became one of the 100 most influential people in the world after receiving the Triple Crown of Acting as the first African-American. She became popular when she received Grammy Award for her audiobook titled, Finding Me in 2023. She even got the ninth ranking as the greatest actor of the 21st century by The New York Times.

Early Life of Viola Davis

Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States. As of now, she is 57 years old. Her birth sign is Leo and cuts her birthday cake on the 11th of August. Her parents are Dan Davis (father) and Mary Alice Davis (mother). Dan works as a horse trainer while Mary was a maid and factory worker.

She was born as the 5th member of her family. Her four sisters are Deloris Davis Grant, Dianne Davis-Wright, Anita Davis, and Danielle Davis. She also has a brother. Her sister Deloris is an English and drama teacher while Dianne works in the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a business and program analyst. Recently, she along with her sister and mother was honored by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE).

Caption: Viola’s family (Source: Instagram)

Her paternal grandparents are Eugene Davis and Idella Johnson while Henry Logan and Mozelle Howell are her paternal grandparents. She has American citizenship and belongs to mixed ethnicity (African-American). Davis follows the Christianity religion.

Education of Viola Davis

She joined Central Falls High School and studied arts. Then, she attended Young People’s School, she performed in the Performing Arts in West Warwick. She majored in theater at Rhode Island College. In 1988, she graduated from college, She joined Juilliard School for four years from 1989 to 1993.

Husband of Viola Davis

Viola’s husband is an actor, Julius Tennon. In 1999, they met each other on the set of City of Angels and romantically got connected instantly. They dated each other for four years and exchanged wedding vows on June 23, 2003, in the presence of only 15 people in their residence privately.

Caption: Viola with her husband (Source: Instagram)

After three months, they again got married in Rhode Island with about 100 people on February 14, 2016. Their wedding was venued at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Viola wore a sleeveless cream dress and Tennon glam up in an all-white suit for their wedding.

Viola Davis adopted a daughter

On 9th August 2011, Viola announced that she and her husband are planning to adopt a baby. She welcomed a daughter named Genesis Tennon on October 10, 2011. Davis is a stepmother of two children from Tennon’s side.

Caption: Viola with her daughter (Source: Today)

Viola Davis’s Net Worth

As of 2023, she has an estimated net worth of $25 million. This is the outcome of her career as an American actress. Her annual salary is $2.5 million.

Caption: Viola with her car (Source: CNN)

Real Estate & Car Collection

In 2016, Viola and her husband paid a whopping amount of $5.7 million for a house in Los Angeles’s Toluca Lake neighborhood. They. It covers an area of 7,545-square-foot which features fountains, a pool, a built-in BBQ, and a firepit followed by a 3-car garage.

She sold her Los Angles property in Granada Hills in San Fernando Valley for $1.15 million in 2017 which she bought in 2005 for $1.7 million. She has cars like Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and Audi Q7.

Weight Loss Journey of Viola Davis

Viola lost her weight by high-intensity interval workouts and a balanced diet. Being an actress, she has to transform her body according to her offered roles. She experienced weight gain during the covid pandemic which occurred due to drinking and sitting in homes.

She takes a high-protein, plant-centric diet and eats 6 times a day with a small proportion of meals. Viola also consumes water constantly and works out early in the morning three times a week. Her exercise includes mixtures of kickboxing, strength training, and weight lifting. She does multiple reps at the end of the training for 15 minutes every time. In this way, she lost her weight her 20 pounds of weight.

Viola Davis’s Career

  • Davis is an American actress.
  • She made her acting debut by playing in a movie which is directed by Joe Turner, Come and Gone in 1988.
  • She played the role of the nurse in the movie, The Substance of Fire.
  • Then, she played the role of a woman who fights for the right to abort her pregnancy in King Hedley II.
  • She appeared in How to Get Away with Murder in the role of Professor Annalise Keating.
  • Viola played in movies like Blackhat, Custody, Suicide Squad, Widows, and Troop Zero.
Caption: Viola on the cover (Source: Instagram)
  • She played in Ma Rainey‘s Black Bottom in 2020.
  • As a philanthropist, she donated funds for a public library in her hometown in 2011.
  • Also, she donated funds for a theater program in her high school in 2018.
  • As an activist, she collaborated with the Hunger Is campaign to remove hunger in America in 2014.
  • She also worked with the Variety Power of Women luncheon as an honoree in 2014.

Movies and TV Shows

She played in movies like The Woman King, The Help, Fences, and Air. She also appeared in Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Widows, and The Suicide Squad.

Some of her tv series are Air. Deloris Jordan, Black Adam, The Woman King, The First Lady. Michelle Obama, The Unforgivable, and Peacemaker.


She wrote books like Finding Me: A Memoir, Finding Me: An Oprah’s Book Club Pick, and Corduroy Takes a Bow. Her audiobook is Corduroy, Corduroy Lost and Found, Corduroy Takes a Bow Viola Davis.

Awards & Nomination

  • She won Tony Award in nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2001.
  • Then, she won Screen Actors Guild Awards two times for her appearance in The Help in 2011.
  • In 2014, she won the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for How to Get Away with Murder at the Screen Actors Guild Award.

FAQs of Viola Davis

Did Viola Davis go to jail?

Yes, Viola went to jail when she was only 2 years old. She was arrested along with her mother when her mother was protesting during the Civil Rights Movement.

Was Viola Davis a Victim of Sexual Assault?

Yes, Viola is a victim of sexual assault. She revealed that she was touched by some guy when she was only 7 years old. She also said that her sister got sexually assaulted when she was only 8 years old.

Is Viola Davis related to Angela Davis?

No, Viola is not related to Angela Davis. Angela works as an American political activist while Viola is an actress. Both of them belong to the African-Amercan ethnicity.

Are Danai Gurira and Viola Davis related?

No, Viola and Danai Gurira aren’t related to each other. Danai looks like Viola but they aren’t related. Both of them are popular as an American actress.

How tall is Viola Davis?

Her height is 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 59 kg. She has a body measurement of 37-28-36 inches and has brown eyes with dark brown hair. She wears a shoe size of 9(US) and her bra size is 34C.