Viola Davis Net Worth, Salary and Earnings

Did you watch the movie series titled “how to get away with murder” and loved it? 

I’m sure you might want to know more about the lead actress, Viola Davis. In this article, we will be looking at Viola Davis’ net worth and Salary.


Full name

Viola Davis

Date of Birth

Auguust 11, 1965




Actress, Film Producer


5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)



Source of Wealth


Net Worth

$25 Million

Last Updated

December 2023

Who is Viola Davis and How Much is She Worth?

Viola Davis is an American actress who has a net worth of $25 million. Viola Davis started her career as a good theater actress and later pivoted to film and TV.

On February 5, 2023 Viola entered the “EGOT” club after getting a Grammy for the audiobook to her memoir. She had already previously being given an Academy Award, Emmy Award and a Tony Award. 

Early Life

Viola Davis was born on August 11th of 1965 in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Davis was born on a farm, but her family moved to Rhode Island when she was a few months old. She has five siblings, but only two sisters moved with her to Rhode Island while the remaining stayed on the farm with her grandparents.

Her father worked as a horse trainer at the period of her birth, and her mother was a worked as a maid and was an activist within the Civil Rights Movement. 

Growing up on Rhode Island wasn’t easy for Davis, as she lived in great poverty within run-down apartment buildings.

Viola fell in love with acting when she entered high school, and she took part in many extracurricular arts programs and academies. Davis’ acting talents were soon discovered, and she hoped for a future career in acting. After graduating from high school, she went to study at Rhode Island College and majored in theater. After leaving the university, she was accepted into the famous Juilliard School, where she sharpened her acting skills over the following four years.


Viola’s first paid acting job was in 1996 when she played a minor role in the film “The Substance of Fire.” But, Davis would truly make her presence known when she acted the role of Tonya in the Broadway play “King Hedley II.” 

The 2001 production gave Davis her first Tony Award, and she quickly followed up with another role in the off-Broadway play “Intimate Apparel” in 2004.

During this time, she also popped up in films like “Out of Sight,” “Solaris,” “Traffic,” and “Syriana.” Some of her acting roles were short, such as in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Kate & Leopold,” and “Antwone Fisher.” Another important role came in 2002 with the film “Far From Heaven.” She also got recurring acting roles in shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Traveler,” and “Century City.” Also, she made a guest appearance in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Salary Highlights

She got an Oscar for her role in the 2017 film “Fences.” She also got an Emmy in 2015 for her role in “How To Get Away With Murder.” She got a Tony Awards in 2001 and 2010 for her roles in the plays “King Hedley II,” and “Fences,” respectively. Aside from acting, Viola also has a few acknowledgements as a producer. In addition, she is an activist who is serious about human rights issues like child hunger. She is easily one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, making roughly $15 million between September 2019 and September 2020.


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