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Meet Viola Davis’s Actor Husband: Julius Tennon

Explore the life of Julius Tennon, Viola Davis's husband. Learn about their love story, mutual passions, and Tennon's impactful role in Davis's incredible journey.
by Rob Gillham | Nov 13 2023
Credits: Premier Plus

As one of Hollywood’s most talented and respected actresses, Viola Davis (58 years old) has an extraordinary career. Beyond the lure of cameras, she finds solace in a harmonious family life with her husband, Julius Tennon (69 years old).

In this article, we’ll delve into insightful details about Viola Davis’s husband, providing an enriched understanding of the man behind the formidable actress.

Julius Tennon: The Man Behind Viola Davis

Viola’s husband, Julius Tennon, came into her life like an answered prayer. They first met in 1999 on the set of “City of Angels,” and their bond grew from strength to strength.

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon got married in 2003 and adopted their daughter, Genesis, in 2011. Their story beautifully illustrates how they bring each other’s prayers to life, further enriching their family dynamics.

Unwrapping the Tapestry of Viola Davis’ Family 

Born on August 11, 1965, in St. Matthews, South Carolina, Viola Davis spent her formative years as part of an expansive family. The second youngest among five siblings, Viola’s journey began in a one-room dwelling in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

Raised by Mary Alice Logan and Dan Davis, both farmers by profession, poverty and adversity marked her early life. Viola’s family includes three older sisters – Deloris Davis Grant, Dianne Davis-Wright, and Anita Davis, and one younger sister, Danielle.

As a stalwart figure in her community, Deloris Grant leads an impactful career as an English and drama teacher, while Dianne Davis-Wright serves as an analyst with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. On the other hand, Anita and Danielle Davis prefer a life away from public scrutiny. 

The Heart and Soul of Viola’s Family: Genesis

The couple’s daughter, Genesis, was adopted in October 2011 and has since been the epicenter of their universe. They announced the adoption during the release of Viola’s film “The Help.”

Genesis, following her mother’s footsteps, has shown an inclination towards acting and has already begun her journey with a voice-over role in “The Angry Birds Movie 2”.

Viola Davis’s Affluence Born Out of Passion

Estimated to be worth around $25 million, Viola’s astounding wealth is a testament to her enthralling acting career that spans film, TV, and theater. She commands a lucrative salary for her roles, like in the TV show “How to Get Away with Murder,” earning her $250,000 per episode.

Complementing her acting income, Viola furthers her wealth as a successful producer and endorses several brands, including Vaseline and L’Oreal. If you’re inclined to get a more in-depth account of Viola Davis’s life story, her memoir, Finding Me, is available on Blinkist.

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