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Viola Davis Net Worth

Viola Davies net worth

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Net worth$25 million
Source of wealthProfessional actress
Date of BirthAugust 11, 1965
Country of OriginUnited States of America

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is one of the best black actresses in Hollywood. Keep reading as we bring more information to you about Viola Davies net worth.

Early life and education

Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Mary Alice and Dan Davis.

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 She was born on her grandmother’s farm on the Singleton Plantation. Her father was a horse trainer, and her mother was a maid, factory worker and homemaker. She is the second youngest of six children, having four sisters and a brother.

 Davis attended Central Falls High School, the alma mater to which she partially credits her love of stage acting with her involvement in the arts.

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 As a teen, she was involved in the federal TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services programs. While enrolled at the Young People’s School for the Performing Arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Davis’s talent was recognized by a director at the program, Bernard Masterson.

Career

In 1992, Davis starred in her first professional stage role, an off Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It as Denis alongside Elizabeth McGovern at the Delacorte Theatre. In 1996, Davis made her Broadway debut in the original Broadway production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars as the Vera, alongside Keith David. 

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Davies has since starred in several successful movies. In 2020, Davis served as an executive producer and appeared in the documentary film Giving Voice, following students entering the August Wilson monologue competition for a chance to compete on Broadway. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Netflix.

Viola Davis Net Worth

Viola Davies net worth is $25 million. Although Davis began her career as a successful theater actress, she later transitioned towards film and television. Viola is one of the richest African-American actresses in America. Her professional life as an actor in Films, television and Theatre began almost at the same time .

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Davis donated funds to her hometown public library in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to assist in preventing its closure due to a lack of city funding. In 2018, Davis donated funds to her alma mater, Central Falls High School, for its theater program.

As part of her partnership with Vaseline to promote the Vaseline Healing Project, Davis attended the groundbreaking of a free community health center in Central Falls, Rhode Island in October 2016 that was sponsored by the project.

The project provides dermatological care to help heal the skin of those affected by poverty around the world. She was also a speaker at the 2018 Women’s March event in Los Angeles.

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Davis married actor Julius Tennon in June 2002. In 2011, the couple adopted an infant daughter. Davis is also a stepmother to Tennon’s children from previous relationships.

Awards

According to Rotten Tomatoes and The Numbers, Davis’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed films include Traffic (2000), Doubt (2008), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Knight and Day and Eat Pray Love (2010); The Help (2011), Suicide Squad and Fences (2016).

Throughout her career, Davis is a recipient of numerous industry and critics’ awards. For her stage work, she has won two Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, an Obie Award and Theater World Award. She holds the distinction of becoming the first actress of color to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and is the first African-American to win five Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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