Viola Davis – Net Worth, Husband, Julius Tennon Football Player

Viola Davis has been making headlines lately.  Shonda Rhimes broke the Internet by confirming a How To Get Away With Murder/Scandal crossover.  I can’t wait to see Annalise Keatling and Olivia Pope’s Black Girl Magic.  Davis also made headlines after delivering a powerful #MeToo speech at the Women’s March in Los Angeles.  Keep reading for Viola’s net worth and information about her husband, Julius Tennon.

Viola Davis Net Worth: $13 Million

Viola Davis’ $13 million net worth was earned through decades of hard work as an actress and producer.  She is the only black performer to win Emmy, Oscar and Tony Awards.  She’s best known for her role as Annalise Keatling in How To Get Away With Murder but Davis has been acting for over 20 years.
Viola Davis Net Worth
Viola Davis Net Worth

Viola’s Husband Julius Tennon, Former Football Player

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In 2003, Viola married former college football player, Julius William Tennon.  He was born on December 24, 1953 in Austin, Texas.  He played linebacker for the University of Tulsa.  Tennon was a star football player but he made history at Tulsa by becoming the first African-American to graduate from the college’s theatre department.Like Davis, Tennon loves acting and has appeared in numerous films.  In 2011, the couple launched JuVee Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company.



Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965 in St. Matthews, South Carolina.  Two months after she was born, her family moved to Rhode Island.  Her father, Dan Davis trained and groomed horses and her mother, Mary Alice (Logan) was an activist, explaining why Viola uses her fame to change the world.



Davis attended the Juilliard School of Performing Arts and made her Broadway debut in 1996.  In 2001, she won a Tony Award for her role as Tonya in King Hedley II.  In 2017, Davis won an Oscar for her performance in Fences, making her the first African-American actor to complete the triple crown of acting.The “triple crown of acting” is a term used to describe actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award.  Along with the Tony Award Davis won in 2001 and the Oscar she won in 2017, the actress won a Emmy Award in 2015 for her role as Annalise Keatling in How To Get Away With Murder.



The video below shows that Viola Davis is just getting started.  Davis explained that she’s aware of all the women who are still in silence and declared that time’s up on overlooking women of color in feminist movements.

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