Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and five-time Screen Actor’s Guild award winner Viola Davis began her career off-Broadway in 1992. She graced the screen as a film actress four years later after blazing trails onstage and in sitcoms. The actress and advocate then landed the lead role in How To Get Away With Murder. And it was in this role that Viola gave us a taste of her range as an actress.

Her talent has afforded her several opportunities, awards and an eight-figure income. Still, the number of opportunities and her pay rate differ significantly from that of non-Black actors in Hollywood. The actress has built a reputation for her performances and for raising awareness around equity for women of color. Recognized and praised for her artistry, here’s a look at Viola Davis’ net worth. 

Viola Davis Built Her Net Worth Both On Stage and On Screen

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The Juilliard graduate got her start in off-Broadway productions and Broadway plays written by William Shakespeare and August Wilson. She went on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in Fences among other awards. Ahead of her performances in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2021) and The Woman King (2022), she was also named the tenth highest-paid actress in Hollywood due to the seven-figure salary that she earned for filming How To Get Away With Murder. That same year she earned $15 million for her works contributing to her present net worth of $25 million. 

Viola Davis Met Her Now Husband Julius Tennon On Set In 1999

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Behind, and at the side, of this great woman is her husband, fellow film industry buff, Julius Tennon. The actor and producer is a former athlete, the father of their shared daughter and his two children from a previous marriage. Together, the couple launched their own production company called JuVee which looks to be a combination of their names. Viola has raved that Julius brings her so much peace and made all of her anxieties disappear. The couple wed in 2003 with 15 guests in their condo before having a 100-guest wedding in Rhode Island. It’s been reported that the multi-hyphenate man has a net worth of $10 million. 

Davis Says Acting Is Therapy

The Doubt, Lila & Eve and Fences actress continues to stun in her films, on the red carpet and in conversations about pay gaps not only in the film industry but in all industries. Through her work, she explores and expands the range of fictional characters, impacting how women are viewed in films and in everyday life. Her work and passion sparked an Amazon deal for JuVee Productions. She also released a memoir titled ‘Finding Me’ which speaks to her humble beginning and journey throughout Hollywood earning her a Grammy award. As she’s proven that there’s nothing she can‘t do, we continue to wish Viola and her family joy and success.