Viola Davis Net Worth: Bio, Career, Real Estate & Salary

Viola Davis Net Worth: How Rich Is the Popular American Actress?
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One of the most influential African actresses, Viola Davis, often makes headlines for the wealth she has earned from Hollywood. The article talks about the net worth of Viola Davis and the several factors that contribute to it. It also informs readers about Viola Davis’ Career, and Real Estate.

Viola Davis is an American actress and film producer. In 2013 and 2017, the Times listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world. Besides her several accolades, Viola Davis is known to own a staggering net worth. In this article, we have listed everything about Viola Davis’s finances and the factors that contributed to it.

Who is Viola Davis?

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Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965 (age 59 years; as of 2024) in St. Matthews, South California, United States. Born to a lower-middle-class family, Viola Davis’ mother, Mae Alice Davis, worked as a maid and factory worker while his father, Dan Davis, was a horse trainer. Youngest of six siblings, Davis has four sisters and a brother.

An acting fanatic, Viola developed an acting stint at her high school, Central Falls High School. After graduation from high school, Viola attended Rhode Island College, where she majored in theatre.

What is the net worth of Viola Davis?

As of 2024, Viola Davis has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Viola Davis’ illustrated career in Hollywood majorly contributes to her net worth.

NameViola Davis
ProfessionAmerican Actress
Film Producer
Net Worth (As of 2024)$25 million
Monthly Salary$0.2 Million (Apx.)

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Factors Contributing to the Net Worth of Viola Davis

Acting Fees

Making her debut with Out of Sight (1998), wherein she played Mosele Miller, the acclaimed actress has contributed to some of the excellent Hollywood projects of all time. Among her several hits was an American thriller television series, How to Get Away With Murder, wherein she portrayed one of the leads, Annalise Keating. According to a media house, she received $250,000 per episode for the television show. With a total of six seasons and fifteen episodes, Forbes revealed that she earned a total of $15.5 million.

Production Company

In 2011, Viola Davis started a production company with her husband, Julius Tennon, started JuVee Productions. The production company, according to its official website, aims to become a “go-to creative hub where the next generation of filmmakers and artists have the space to craft dynamic stories spanning the broad spectrum of humanity.”

Some of the acclaimed projects of the production company are Amazon Prime’s Troop Zero, In a Man’s World, and ABC’s Last Defence.

While it is unclear how much Viola Davis is making from her production venture, the 2020 JuVee collaboration with Amazon Prime confirms a huge paycheck. The JuVee team, in their statement, announced,

Amazon has established itself as a home for artists who are passionate about changing the way that creative content looks and the stories that it tells. We are thrilled to bring JuVee into Amazon’s family of storytellers and to continue in our mission to provide a platform for compelling, original stories told by people from historically marginalised populations.

Brand Endorsement

A renowned face in The Hollywood industry, Viola Davis has signed endorsements of some of the biggest names and brands. One of them is L’Oréal Paris; in 2019, the actress and producer was announced as one of the spokespersons for the brand. Additionally, she also made her appearance in an ad campaign for Clinton.

Car Collection

The “How To Get Away With Murder” actress has a fascination with cars and as of 2024, her car collection includes,

  • Audi Q7: $72,195
  • Mercedes GL-450 4Matic: $84,000
  • Audi A8 L: $100,000
  • Mercedes AMG G63: $180,050

Real Estates

Among the several factors, Viola Davis’s real estate portfolio majorly contributes to the net worth of the actress. In 2016, Viola Davis purchased a stunning mansion in California worth $5.7 million.

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As an Actor


  • Initiating her acting career in theatres, Viola Davis made her theatrical debut with a Broadway production of Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It.
  • Following that, Davis appeared in several plays including Seven Guitars (1996), A Raisin in The Sun (1999), Intimate Apparel (2004), and Fences (2010).


  • In 1996, Viola Davis made her film debut with The Substance of Fire, wherein she played the role of Nurse.
  •  From 2000-10, she appeared in several English films including Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Solaris (2002), Syriana (2005), Disturbia (2007), and Law Abiding Citizen (2009).
  • From 2020-24, Viola Davis appeared in other films including The Unforgivable (2021), Black Adam (2022), The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (2023), and Kung Fu Panda (2024).
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  • In 1996, Davis made her television debut with NYPD Blue, wherein she played a minor role.
  • In 2014, Davis earned accolades for her appearance in the prominent show, How to Get Away With Murder; she portrayed Annalise Keating.
  • Some of her other television projects include Peacemaker (2022), The First Lady (2022), and Creature Commandos (2024).

As a Producer

  • In 2011, along with her production company, JuVee Productions, made her production debut with a theatrical production, Camp Logan.
  • Some of her other production projects include The Brink (2015), American Koko (2017), and The Silver Dollar Road (2023).

Awards and Nominations of Viola Davis

  • For her acclaimed career in television and entertainment, she bagged a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, respectively.
  • For her excellent appearances in theatrical productions, she clinched two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards, respectively.
  • For her exceptional performances in Hollywood film, she went on to win several prestigious awards including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • Viola Davis is the most awarded African-American at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 
  • Davis was nominated four times for Emmy Awards and four-time Academy Award nominee which makes her the most nominated black actress in history.
  • She was awarded the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT).

Personal Life

Viola Davis Net Worth: How Rich Is the Popular American Actress?
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In June 2003, Viola Davis married Julius Tennon. The couple adopted an infant daughter, Genesis, and Davis is also a stepmother to Tennon’s two children from previous marriages.

Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts About Viola Davis?

  • Viola Davis follows Christianity.
  • Viola Davis, when she was two, went to jail with her mother owing to her participation in a civil rights protest.
  • In 2009, Viola was inducted into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.
  • In 2015, Viola made history as the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award.
  • Besides being an actress, Viola is a philanthropist and actively contributes to the NGOs.
  • She has more than 12 million followers on Instagram and she often posts about her lifestyle on social media to update her fans.

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Aditi Raj

Aditi Raj is a media and entertainment enthusiast with a journalism degree and two years of writing experience. Passionate about movies, music, and pop culture, Aditi crafts engaging content that reflects her in-depth industry knowledge. She's a dynamic storyteller who keeps audiences informed and entertained, bringing her unique perspective to the ever-evolving world of media and entertainment.

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