Viola Davis is known as a movie star and a theater actress. She has received a number of prestigious cast awards, such as Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild of USA and Oscar. Many fans know Viola as a theatrical artist who was fully realized in the cinema, having proved her creative mind and skills both to the millions of simple people and to the community of film critics.
Date of Birth: August 11, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Leo
In 2017, the star received her first Oscar in the nomination “Best Supporting Role” in drama Fences. Her speech of during the presentation of the coveted golden statuette brought all the people to tears. Many viewers agreed that her emotional words deserved one more Oscar.
Very important role in Viola’s life plays her family. Let’s have a closer look.
Who are Viola Davis’ parents?
Mae Alice Davis (most sources write it wrong Mary Alice Davis) (mother)
Date of Birth: May 4, 1943
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Viola was brought up in South Carolina, in the simple family of Mae Alice Davis, the house cleaner. Becoming the star of the world scale and having received many awards for her creativity, Viola does not hide the words of gratitude and love for her mother in social networks and Instagram.
Dan Davis (father)
Date of Birth: May 30, 1936
Date of Death: Jul 17, 2006 (aged 70)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Father of the star was a poor groom and an owner of a small farm. Their house was a condemned building, it was boarded up and infested with rats. Later, the whole family moved to Rhode Island, where the baby Viola fully experienced intolerance due to a different skin color. However, the difficulties only tempered her character.
The family could boast of six children 5 girls and a boy. The large family lived modestly and spent money just for the most necessary things. Therefore, children themselves imagined entertainment, arranging at home-improvised performances with invented heroes. Especially, Viola stood out in such scenes, whose talent appeared at an early age.
Viola has 5 siblings: 4 sisters and 1 brother.
Who are Viola Davis’ siblings?
Older brother (name is not known but it can be John Henry Davis)
He is the only Viola’s male sibling and nothing more is known.
Deloris Davis Grant (older sister born to same parents)
Date of Birth: September 27
Zodiac sign: Libra
Older sister of Viola is known as Central Falls High School English and drama teacher. As an adult, she has traveled across many countries and have a lot of interesting thing to share with her students. Deloris has received bachelor’s degree in English, a Master of Arts and Teaching from RIC and was awarded an honorary doctorate of education. Deloris mentioned that Viola was able to take away her family from any pain or depression due to her little plays or stories.
Dianne Davis-Wright (older sister born to same parents)
Date of Birth: July 17
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Dianne lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She is working as Management & Program Analyst in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and married to Arthur Wright Jr.
Anita Davis (older sister born to same parents)
In one of the numerous TV-shows Viola mentioned that she used to stand up to bullies by making them face her tough older sister Anita.
Danielle Davis (younger sister born to same parents)
Davis shared that when her sister Danielle was 8 years old she was assaulted in an aisle of a corner store.
Who is Viola Davis’ husband?
Julius Tennon (husband)
Duration of Marriage: June, 2013 – till now
Date of Birth: December 24, 1953
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Viola Davis is happy with Julius Tennon, who is her lovely husband until nowadays. He took part in more than 41 films since 1985. The first picture, which brought him popularity was Confessions of a Serial Killer. Julius Tennon is an active in social networks and has a personal website.
Who are Viola Davis’ children?
Genesis Tennon (adopted daughter with Julius Tennon)
Date of Birth: July 10, 2010
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Many celebrities announce to the whole world about the addition in their families, but Viola Davis is not among them. By adopting a girl with the exotic name of Genesis in 2011, she showed herself as a loving mother.
Now Viola Davis often appears with her daughter at a plenty of events and shares photos and emotions from the exciting moments spent together, including weekends and family trips. Together with daughter, the family brings up two of Julius’s children from previous relationships. Viola Davis name appeared in the list of America’s most influential mothers, as was published in the journal “Working Mother”.