Viola Davis is enjoying life with her husband, Julius Tennon, and their daughter, Genesis, in Italy. The Fences star recently shared pictures of her and the family in Rome.

One photo showed Viola, Julius, and Genesis taking a picture at the Trevi Fountain. “We’re all smiles,” Viola captioned. “Gorgeous family,” one adoring fan wrote. Viola Davis was the recipient of an Academy Award this year because of her excellent performance in


Viola Davis was the recipient of an Academy Award this year because of her excellent performance in Fences. The celebrity took home the award for Best Supporting Actress and delivered a powerful acceptance speech.

“You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. “One place and that’s the graveyard,” Viola said. “I say, exhume those bodies,” she added. “Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost. I became an artist—and thank God I did—because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”

Viola has certainly been celebrating life as a mom with a thriving career. The actress recently discussed her celebrated character in How To Get Away With Murder with The Guardian.

“It’s blowing the lid off everything that people say we should be, especially as a dark-skinned woman, that you can’t be sexual, you can’t be unlikable, you can be angry but with no vulnerability, you can’t be damaged, you can’t be smart,” Viola explained. “It blows the lid off all of it. And even if it’s not executed all the time in ways that people like, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that she’s out there. That’s it. She’s out there, she’s on screen, she’s making an impact.”

Genesis is Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s only child. The celebrity couple adopted their daughter in 2011.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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