American actress Viola Davis is the only African-American actress to have received three acting Oscar nominations. She won Tony Awards for her roles in August Wilson”s King Hedley II (2001) and Fences (2010). Davis was born on August 11, 1965 in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, U.S. to Dan Davis and Mary Alice Davis. Grew up in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Her family moved there when she was 2-months old. She has been married to actor Julius Tennon since June 2003. They adopted a daughter in 2011.
Viola Davis Personal Details
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Viola Davis, Davis
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11 August 1965
Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Viola Davis Family Details
Dan Davis (Horse trainer)
Mary Alice Davis (Maid and factory worker)
Five brothers and sisters
Viola Davis Body Measurements
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37-28-36 in (94-71-91.5 cm)
37 inches (94 cm)
28 inches (71 cm)
36 inches (91.5 cm)
Viola Davis Education
*She attended Central Falls High School. *She subsequently attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City (1993). *She graduated from Rhode Island College with a major in Theatres in 1988.*She attended Central Falls High School. *She subsequently attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City (1993). *She graduated from Rhode Island College with a major in Theatres in 1988.
Viola Davis Brand Endorsements
Viola Davis has not endorsed any brand until summer of 2015.
Viola Davis was raised a Baptist, but connected to Catholicism, and also wanted to be a Catholic.
Best Known For
Viola Davis is best known for her leading role in the 2011 release â€˜The Help.â€™
She is also known for her Broadway performances like August Wilsonâ€™s King Hedley II (2001), Intimate Apparel (2004) and Fences (2010).
Viola Davis appeared in a small role of a nurse in the movie The Substance of Fire in the year 1996.
First TV Show
Viola Davis has appeared in an anonymous role in the TV series NYPD Blue that aired in 1996.
Her first credited role was in the same year (1996) as Mrs. Stapleton in the episode â€œSmack is Backâ€ of the TV Series â€˜New York Undercover.â€™
First Stage Performance
Viola Davis has performed as Denise in As You Like It in 1992.
The actress is also known to sticking to a particular diet to stay fit. In fact, it is reported that the actress was under â€˜Wolverine-Dietâ€™ for her role as Susie Brown for the 2014 movie â€˜Get on Up.â€™ This special plan allowed her to eat meals only during eight hours of the day. The remaining 16 hours were left for fasting. According to an interview given to the People magazine, Viola Davis had admitted of losing weight with the diet plan.