Who is Viola Davis’s Husband? Viola Davis and Husband Julius Tennon

Viola Davis is an actress and producer from the United States of America who was born on 11th August of the year 1965. She has won numerous awards, Davis is one of the few artists to have won an Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy along with a Tony Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people alive in the year 2012, 2017, and 2020. Furthermore, the Times of New York ranked her number 9 on the list of greatest actors of the 21st century.

Viola Davis's Husband

Davis was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina to her parents, Mary-Liss Davis and Dan Davis. She was born on her grandmother’s farm on her plantation in Singleton. She is the second youngest of her six siblings and has four sisters and one brother. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island with Davis and her two older siblings, leaving the other siblings with her grandparents.

Who is Viola Davis’s Husband?

Julius Tennon is an actor and producer who was born on 24th December in the year 1954. Julius graduated from the University of Tulsa in the year 1978 and received a full-ride scholarship for football and drama in Tulsa while he was still attending school.

However, Tennon later suffered a knee injury which then forced him to retire from football and focus on his acting career. Tennon has played key roles in famous movies and series like Othello, Emperor His Jones, Killing His Ground Throw His Dance, etc.

Moreover, since his college days, Julius has appeared in several TV shows and movies that include Dazed and Confused, Melrose Place, Moesha, How to Get Away with Murder, and Friday Night Lights. The 68-year-old has also produced several projects such as The Last Defense and The First Lady.

Tennon is the Dream Man of Viola

Viola Davis hound the man of her dreams, Julius Tennon when she met him on the set of City of Angels,and hit it off immediately. In “How To Get Away With Murder,” actress, Tennon was the answer to her prayers. In a subsequent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Davis said that before meeting Tennon, she prayed about the qualities she wanted in a man and then got Tennon. She elaborated that she wanted someone who could have been an actor so he understood the art world she belonged to. She recalled asking God this just three weeks before crossing paths with this Tennon.

Viola Davis's Husband
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By 2003, Davis and Tennon were married and they together adopted his daughter, Genesis, in the year 2011. Davis is also the stepmother to Tenon’s other two children from a previous relationship. Although the couple is relatively private about their relationship and family life, they’ve shared some sweet moments over the years.

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