Viola Davis Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Viola Davis Net Worth 2020 – Viola Davis is a renowned American actress as well as producer. This Primetime Emmy Award winner is of black ethnicity. Born in a poverty-stricken family, Davis worked hard to overcome her challenging early years.
She ventured into acting and appeared on TV, films, and stage and earned considerable name and fame in less than a decade.
Biography – Early Life/Education/Personal Life
Viola Davis was born on 11 August 1965, in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA. She is the daughter of African-American parents Mary Alice Davis and Dan Davis. She is the second youngest of six siblings.
Her father worked as a horse trainer and her mother was a factory worker and homemaker. Her mother was an activist during the Civil Rights Movement. Viola is an American by nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Davis was taken to jail with her mother after she was arrested during a civil rights protest at the age of two. During her childhood, her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island. She spent her early life in Central Falls, Rhode Island with her siblings and grandparents.
Davis completed her high school education from Central Falls High School. During her teenage time, she got involved in many programs such as TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support Services.
After high school, she attended Young People’s School for the Performing Arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island. From there, she graduated in 1988. After that, she attended the Juilliard School in 1989 and graduated in 1993.
After her graduation from Juilliard School, Viola started her acting career with a debut in a drama titled The Substance of Fire which was released in 1996. For her brilliant performance, she started getting guest spots in several reality television shows and films.
In 2000, she starred in as Nurse Lynnette Peeler in the movie titled City of Angels and the following year she made her first Broadway appearance in the play titled, King Hedley II where she co-starred alongside Denzel Washington. The play, however, earned her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
After she got the award, her popularity began to increase as she caught the attention of many directors who wanted her to feature in their projects. The star actress has featured in several movies, reality television series and has won several awards, all thanks to her brilliant and excellent performances.
Some of her movies include Far From Heaven released in 2002, Get Rich or Die Trying in 2005, World Trade Centre in 2006, Disturbia in 2007, Doubt in 2008, Law Abiding Citizen in 2009, Knight and Day in 2010, The Help in 2011, Ender’s Game in 2013, Blackhat in 2015, Suicide Squad in 2016 Widows in 2018.
Viola Davis is an American actress who has a net worth of $12 million. In 2014, she was cast as Professor Annalise Keating in ‘How to Get Away with Murder’.
The award-winning actress has co-starred alongside famous actors including Jessica Chastain, August Wilson, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard just to mention a few.