Viola Davis

by follers on October 19, 2012

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 –

Viola’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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

Photo by PR Photos

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

JoshG October 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

That’s not a great picture.

neiltennant June 14, 2015 at 8:26 am

awful picture

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

ethnicitiies May 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

Ikr! Its like Ethnicelebs goes on a mission to find the worst pictures of celebs haha

WTF November 10, 2014 at 5:36 am

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

Bubblegum Bitch November 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

The wig, too!

odessa October 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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

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