Viola Davis Biography

Viola Davis, (born August 11, 1965) in Saint Matthews, South Carolina U.S. American actress known for her precise, fierce and controlled performances. Davis was raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island where her father found work as a horse groom at nearby racetracks and her mother took on domestic and factory jobs. Their income was frequently insufficient to support the family, and they endured grim rat-infested apartments and occasional food shortages. As a child, Davis began acting in school productions and theatre competitions. She enrolled at Rhode Island College, where she majored in theatre and graduated in 1988. She proceeded to the Young Peoples School for the Performing Arts in Rhode Island on scholarship before attending the Juilliard School from which she graduated in 1994.

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’.

Personal details

57 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth
August 11, 1965
Full Name
Viola Davis
Actress, Producer
Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
Zodiac Sign

Net Worth: USD $12 million Approx


  • Supporting Actress: Nominated
  • 2008St. Louis Gateway Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominated
  • 2008Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2008Alliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2008National Board of ReviewBreakthrough Performance by an Actress: Winner
  • 2008Vancouver Film CriticsBest Supporting Actress: Nominated
  • 2008Houston Film CriticsBest Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2003Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting Female: Nominated


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.

In 2022, Viola Davis Played the major role in a movie ‘The Woman King’ by Gina Prince Bythewood, which also sets another milestone for her in her career. More creative works to be expected from Viola as she relentlessly work her way the movie industry.



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