About Viola Davis
As for the day, Viola Davis net worth is estimated at $3 million. I suppose that many of you have expected it to be at least a bit bigger (just like I did): after all, Viola is one of the most awarded African American actresses. As for the day she holds three Black Real Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, 1 Primetime Emmy Award, three SAG Awards and a couple of Tony Awards. However, for most of her career Viola has been acting on stage and as we all know, theatre actors do not earn as much as Hollywood stars, no matter how good they are. For the most part, this is because movies enjoy much greater audiences than theatres do. But although Viola Davis net worth is relatively timid, she definitely has one of the most impressive “from rags to riches” stories you have ever heard. The millionaire was born on a former slave plantation and throughout the childhood hunger was her most faithful companion. So let’s discuss her life and career step by step.
Viola was born in the house of her grandparents on Singleton Plantation, just like the five siblings she had. Both of her parents, Dan and Mary Alice Davis were poorly educated: her mother stayed at school for 8 years, while her father only made it to the 5th grade. Although both of her parents had jobs (Mary was a factory worker and Dan was a horse trainer) their income was extremely low. The family used to get welfare checks, but it was hardly enough to feed the family: the groceries would soon disappear and hunger was there for the rest of the month. Recently, when Viola Davis net worth has already amounted to millions of dollars, the actress has shared these painful memories with Glamour journal: “It was like, If you don’t eat it now, it’ll be gone, and you’re going to be hungry for the next—Lord, who knows how long“ – she said. When Viola was still a toddler her parents left the plantation and moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, but life there was not easy too. The family got a permission to live rent-free in buildings slated to be demolished on 128 Washington Street. But they were all infested with rats and during the nights the siblings had to try falling asleep while listening to the sound of rats eating pigeons on the roof.
This nightmare ended when Viola found her passion for theatre and earned scholarships to study theater at Rhode Island College and to attend the Juilliard School. She made her movie debut in 1996 and since then has featured in variety of great productions, including Solaris, Doubt, Eat Pray Love, The Help, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Get on Up. Needless to say, each of them has contributed to the current Viola Davis net worth.