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Viola Davis wins First Oscar 2017 for Fences

Viola Davis is very famous American actress, recently she won her first Oscar 2017 Award on Sunday for her supporting role as a long-suffering housewife in the African-American family drama "Fences." Davis, 51, had swept awards season in the role, taking home a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild statuette and numerous critics prizes. She had been nominated for an Oscar 2017 twice in the past.

"I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life," an emotional Davis said while accepting her statuette. In "Fences," the screen version of the prize-winning August Wilson play, Davis played Rose Maxson, a self-effacing wife whose modest life implodes when her charismatic husband insists on keeping a mistress.

Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress

On stage, Davis heralded Wilson, whom she said "exhumed and exalted the ordinary people." If we check through history of top actress Viola Davis, she already won a Tony Award in the same role on stage in 2010. A forceful and popular actress, Davis is well known for playing strong women and for speaking out for better roles for women and people of color.

On the other hand look at television, she also became the first black woman to win a lead actress Emmy award when she took home the statuette in 2015 for playing a conflicted criminal attorney in drama "How To Get Away With Murder."

Viola Davis Father

Dan Davis
Spouse: Mary Alice Davis
Children: Viola Davis
Grandchild: Genesis Tennon

Viola Davis Husband

Julius Tennon
Born: 24 December 1953 United States of America
Spouse: Viola Davis (m. 2003)
Children: Genesis Tennon

Viola Davis Fences

Fences: 2016 Drama film 2h 19m
Initial release: 25 December 2016 (USA)
Director: Denzel Washington
Box office: $55.6 million
Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama, more
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

Viola Davis Daughter

Genesis Tennon
Born: October 2011
Parents: Viola Davis, Julius Tennon
Grandparents: Dan Davis, Mary Alice Davis

Viola Davis Golden Globes Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: 2017 Fences Winner
  • Best Actress in a Drama TV Series: 2016 How to Get Away with Murder Nominee
  • Best Actress in a Drama TV Series: 2015 How to Get Away with Murder Nominee
  • Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture: 2012 The Help Nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: 2009 Doubt Nominee

Viola Davis Net Worth

Viola Davis is among the most famous and talented actresses of our times. She is a theatre, film and television actress with an estimated net worth of $3 Million. She has been nominated for numerous awards like the Drama Desk Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, Tony Awards, Golden Globes, and the Oscar and recently wins First Oscar 2017 for Fences.