Viola Davis

Place of Birth: St. Matthews, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 11, 1965

Ethnicity: African-American

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Fences (2016).

She was born in South Carolina, in the American South, the daughter of Mary Alice and Dan Davis, and was raised in Rhode Island, New England. Viola is married to actor Julius Tennon, with whom she has a daughter. She is a second cousin of actor Mike Colter.

Viola’s paternal grandfather is named Eugene Davis. Eugene was born in South Carolina.

Viola’s paternal grandmother is Idella Johnson (the daughter of George Johnson and of a woman surnamed Furgerson). Idella was born in South Carolina.

Viola’s maternal grandfather is Henry Logan (the son of Corine/Corrine Revanel/Ravenell). Henry was born in South Carolina.

Viola’s maternal grandmother is Mozell/Mozel/Moselle/Mozelle Howell (the daughter of Cyrus Howell/Howelle and Lucinda Duckson). Mozell was born in South Carolina. Cyrus was the son of Manwell Howell and Jenny. Lucinda was the daughter of Paul Duckson and Eliza/Eliza Hart/Duckson.

Sources: Genealogy of Viola Davis – https://www.geni.com

Viola’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Viola’s maternal grandmother, Mozell/Mozel/Moselle/Mozelle Howell, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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6 Responses

  1. JoshG says:

    That’s not a great picture.

  2. neiltennant says:

    awful picture

    everytime i visit your page i think celebrities are all ugly :-(

  3. WTF says:

    Wow she should definitely fire her make-up artist. Her make-up looks hella fucked up lmfao.

  4. odessa says:

    Great actress. Could you put a different picture of her though?

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