Viola Davis, a great actress winner of an Oscar with Fences

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is an actress and a native of St. Matthews, South Carolina. It was noted that she was given birth on her grandmother’s farm, at the Singleton Plantation in her native land.

Two months after her birth, Viola’s kinsfolk relocated to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis was employed as a horse trainer and groomer. Mary Alice (Logan) is Viola’s mother, a casual worker and maid as well as a civil rights activist. Viola attended Central Falls High School, where she got the passion for acting. She also enrolled at Rhode Island College to study theater and also attended the prominent Juilliard School in New York, USA.

In June 2003, Viola got married to actor Julius Tennon. The couple adopted a female child named Genesisin October 2011. Viola has no child; she is a stepmother to Tennon’s daughter and son from the previous relationship.

She has remained a booster of her hometown of Central Falls. Viola makes a visitation to the ground-breaking of a community health facility in 2016. Viola has also make and facilitated financial contributions to the Central Falls High School and the city’s library.

In 1996, Viola gets her Screen Actors Guild Card and in the film ‘The Substance of fire’she was also paid $528 for doing a day work in the role ofa nurse who transfuses blood to Timothy Hutton.

For her depiction of Tonya in King Hedley II back in 2001, Viola earned a Drama Desk Award and the Tony Award. Moreover,she won another Drama Desk Award for her role in ‘Intimate Apparel’ in 2004.

Viola appeared in many films, including three films directed by Steven Soderbergh – Traffic, Out of Sight, Solaris, and as well as Syriana, which was produced by Soderbergh.  In 2008, Davis was nominated for numerous awards for her performance, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2017, she won both Golden Globe and Academy Awards for best supporting actress.