Time Magazine named Voila Davis one of the 100 most influential people in 2012 and 2017. She is also the first African-American to win an Academy Award, an Emmy, and two Tony awards which are only a few of the many achievements of the actress/producer.
The actress has done some amazing work which includes movies like The Help, Suicide Squad, Widows, and many more.
Viola Davis has an estimated Net Worth of $25 Million
The veteran actress made 250,000 dollars per episode from her hit show ‘How to get away with murder’ which contributes to her Net worth of $25 million.
The actress paid $5.7 million for her new house in 2016 in Toluca, CA. Even though her net worth is a lot she is no way near Meryl Streep who often shares the same category referred to by fans when Meryl Streep’s net worth is $160 million.
In a Ford interview, the actress said “People say, ‘You’re a black Meryl Streep, We love you. There is no one like you.’ Okay, then if there’s no one like me, you think I’m that, you pay me what I’m worth.”
Viola Davis when she couldn’t join the Battle of her Own People
According to Vanity fair, when the news George Floyd came out, the actress wanted nothing else than to go outside and join the rally and shout for justice for her fellow black men and women but couldn’t as her friends talked her out of it due to health conditions with the pandemic going on.
That’s when she had an idea, she and her husband, Julius Tennon of 17 years with a handful of others decided to march out of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City.
The Actresses feedback on the protest was heart-touching neither the less.
“I feel like my entire life has been a protest. My production company is my protest. Me not wearing a wig at the Oscars in 2012 was my protest. It is a part of my voice, just like introducing myself to you and saying, ‘Hello, my name is Viola Davis.’”
Viola Davis was taken to jail at 2 years old
Just like the actress, her mother was an activist too during the Civil Rights Movement. When the young actress was 2 years old she was taken to the police station as she and her mother were arrested during the protest.
The actress describes her childhood as living in extreme poverty and dysfunction. Also recalls living in a rat infested and condensed apartment.
But nobody can ever argue that without the hardships she wouldn’t have been such a great figure.