Viola Davis’s husband, Julius Tennon supports her in all her decisions. Here is everything that you need to know about him.
A brief about Viola Davis
Viola Davis is a famous American actress and producer. She happens to be the only black woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards. She is also happens to be the only black actor to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. The Time Magazine listed Viola Davis in the list of 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2012 and then again 2017. Viola Davis has a net worth of $12 million. Viola Davis studied at the Juilliard School. She won an Obie award in 1999 for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody’s Ruby. Davis appeared in several films and television series in the late 90’s and early 2000’s including films like ‘Kate & Leopold’ in 2001, ‘Far from Heaven’ in 2002 and also in the television series, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. Her role in the play, ‘King Hedley II’ won her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She also appeared in a 2006 film called ‘The Architect’. ‘The Architect’ was about an architect who engages in a conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designs. Davis got her breakthrough role in 2008 in the film, ‘Doubt’ which earned her several nominations in the Golden Globe, SAG and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in the play, ‘Fences’. Davis bagged the lead role in the 2011 film, ‘The Help’. She got a nomination for the Academy Award and won a SAG award. In 2014, Viola Davis featured in the ABC television drama, ‘How to Get Away With Murder’. She got her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and she was also the first black woman to win this award in Primetime Emmy history. Davis also got two SAG Awards for the same role in the year 2015 and 2016. Viola Davis acted in the film, ‘Suicide Squad’ in 2016. Davis has also starred in the films, ‘Lila & Eve’ in 2015 and Custody in 2016. Davis also appeared in the movie ‘Get on Up’ in 2014. ‘Get on Up’ is a chronicle of James Brown who rises up from extreme poverty to become one of the most successful musicians. She along with her husband has founded the production company, ‘JuVee Productions’.
Get to know her husband, Julius Tennon
Julius Tennon had to struggle a lot to become an actor because of this black ethnicity. He is now a successful producer. Tennon is trying to create a platform for colored artists to enable them to tell their stories to audiences, stories which otherwise do not reach them. He has married actress Viola Davis and the two have been in continual support and love for each other. Julius Tennon and Viola Davis recently starred in a new documentary, ‘Black Love’, in which they open up about what their marriage is really like. Once in an interview, Davis revealed about how she met her husband. She said that she was going through a phase of intense loneliness and used to pray for a husband. She met him three weeks later while filming an episode of ‘City of Angels’. She and Julius Tennon dated for four years before tying the knot. They got married in 2003. Davis said, “He knew how lonely I was. I was out in LA, and I hated it, and he said, ‘I’ll show you around, Los Angeles. I’ll show you around the Santa Monica pier.’” Julius Tennon was born in 1953. He majored in theater and performed in many plays while in school. He was able to win many acting awards for his plays at a time when very few colored people ventured into theater. He entered Hollywood with films like, ‘Dazed and Confused’, ‘Won’t Back Down’, ‘Small Soldiers’ and ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’. His film, ‘Dazed and Confused’ released in 1993 did quite well at the box office. Tennon also appeared in TV shows like Criminal Minds, ER, and City of Angels. He had a more satisfying career in television, and after meeting his wife, Davis, he ventured into production with films like ‘Custody’ and ‘Lila & Eve’ Tennon has two sons from two different partners before Viola Davis. The couple adopted a girl in 2011 called Genesis. Davis said in an interview, “He was a single father for 16, 17 years; he raised his children by himself, as well as pursuing a career in acting. So he has character. He’s a good man. And he endeared himself to me because he was different from anyone else I dated because he was extraordinarily emotionally available and kind and generous.” Julius Tennon’s net worth is currently under review.
Five facts about Julius Tennon
Mentioned below are some 5 facts about Julius Tennon: * The couple has been married for 15 years. She said, “He was the anesthesiologist, Dr. Holly, and I was Nurse Lannett. We were passing blood in a scene. He knew how lonely I was. I was out in L.A. and I hated it and he said, ‘I’ll show you around Los Angeles. I’ll show you around the Santa Monica pier.” * He attended the University of Tulsa. Tennon attended the University of Tulsa on a full football scholarship. He also majored in theater there. * Tennon had two sons from previous relationships but he looked after his children on his own. Along with raising Tennon’s teenagers, the two adopted their daughter, Genesis, in 2011. Davis said that Tennon was a single father and that drew her to him, “He was a single father for 16, 17 years; he raised his children by himself, as well as pursuing a career in acting. So he has character. He’s a good man. And he endeared himself to me because he was different from anyone else I dated, because he was extraordinarily emotionally available and kind and generous.” * He panicked over his wife’s Emmy Speech. Davis was the first African-American woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress Award in a Drama series and she gave a memorable speech. However, her husband was worried where she was going with her speech’s message. “My husband said afterwards, ‘V, I didn’t know where you were going with that. I really didn’t. When you were saying ‘those white women with their arms stretched out over the line,’ I was like, What is she doing?’ “ * Julius Tennon is the co-president of ‘JuVee Productions’ along with his wife. Tennon said in an interview, “I think some of our bigger goals are to get some of the stories told that aren’t being told in the mainstream. In particular, some minority stories and some of the documentary history—maybe about the Middle Passage, and things that people aren’t that familiar with. They’ve heard of it, but they don’t know a whole lot about it. We want to delve into areas and make an impact telling different types of stories.”