Viola Davis is a well-known American actress known for her awesome performances in the field of acting. She has actively participated in all the formats of acting ranging from theatre to films and television.
Besides being an actor, she also wears the hat of a producer. Viola Davis comes across as an elite and the only black actor who has ever won the Triple Crown of Acting. She has won 1 Academy Award and has been nominated thrice. Here is a quick summary of Viola Davis’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Viola Davis Early Life
Viola Davis was born in 1965 on August 11 to Mary Alice and Dan Davis. Viola Davis was born at her grandparents’ house in St. Matthews, South Carolina. She was barely two months old when her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island. She has five siblings and she comes at number five.
When the family shifted to Central Falls, Rhode Island, her older sister and brother stayed with her grandparents.
She recalls in the memories of her childhood that she lived in miserable poverty in pest-ridden doomed apartments which were infested with rats.
Viola Davis credits her Central Falls High School for developing her interest and association in arts. She was actively involved in the federal TRIO Upward Bound and TRIO Student Support programmes during her teens. Her abilities were noticed by a director during her graduation from high school.
Viola Davis later studied at Rhode Island College with ‘theatre’ as the major subject. Finally, she graduated in 1988 and in the year 2002 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the college.
Viola Davis Career, Awards & Achievement
Viola Davis career is marked with a steady upward graph. In the year 1996, she received her Screen Actors Guild card for essaying an impressive role of a nurse in the film, ‘The Substance of Fire.’
For the film King Hedley II, she won a Drama Desk Award and Tony Award in the year 2001. She again won another Drama Desk Award for her excellent performance in ‘Intimate Apparel’ for the year 2004. She has acted in various films of famous directors of that time. She also gave her voice to the character of parole board interrogator in the movie ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ featuring George Clooney but she was not given any credit for that. Viola Davis has a brief appearance in the films Antwone Fisher and Kate & Leopold.
Television programs such as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit saw her in repeated roles. In two short series, Viola Davis plays a head role in Century City and Traveler. She also has a guest appearance in the episode “Badge” of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
The year 2008 saw her share screen space with Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film adaptation of the Broadway play Doubt. The most remarkable thing about this film is that although she had only one scene. She was nominated for several awards such as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe due to her brilliant performance in the movie.
Viola Davis was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in the year 2009 on June 30. She won her second Tony Award in the year 2010 on June 13. In August 2011 Viola Davis received two Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA nomination for the same role.
Time as well as glamour magazine named Viola Davis as one of the most influential people of the world and Film Actress of the year respectively in the year 2012. The Walk of the Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded her the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in 2013.
Viola Davis inspired the budding actors when she became the first black woman of any nationality to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2015 on September 20. She won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an actress in a drama series both in the year 2015 and 2016. She also is the first African-American actress has won the Screen Actors Guild Award 5 times.
Net Worth of Viola Davis
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 in the mid-90s. Viola Davis net worth is estimated to be more than $12 million.
Viola Davis comes across as an elite and the only black actor who has ever won the Triple Crown of Acting. She has won 1 Academy Award and has been nominated thrice.
Viola Davis has most inspiring rags to riches story. She showed to the world that through dedication and continuous hard work one can reach the heights that anyone aspires for. She has won almost every possible award in her lifetime. Davis is not only a successful actor bus also a successful producer.