If you have a woman in the person of Viola Davis, the first black actor (male or female) to win the triple crown of acting; an Oscar, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award, there would be a certain amount of curiosity about who exactly her husband is and what he has been able to achieve in his own career. Like Davis, her husband Julius Tennon is an actor, but he is not as successful as his wife. Read on to see what we could find out about him, including details about his career, personal life, and other facts.
Who is Julius Tennon and How Old is He?
Julius Tennon was born Julius William Tennon on December 24, 1953, in Travis County, Texas. Information about his family background is not available. It is also not clear whether he has siblings or is an only child.
As a boy, Tennon had hoped to become an actor. It helped him that his teachers admired his speaking voice, which led them to cast him in school plays and to give him poems to read. One of his most remarkable appearances at this time was the “I Have a Dream” speech of Martin Luther King Jr. Besides his acting ambitions, Tennon was also very fond of sports. His athletic abilities contributed greatly to his receiving a full soccer scholarship to the University of Tulsa, where he studied theater.
After completing his education Julius Tennon moved to start his acting career. Some of his early notable performances came in the films Confession of a Serial Killer (1985), Adam: His Songs Continues (1986), and The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987). He also appeared in the mini-series Lonesome Dove (1988-1989). In the 1990s he landed a role in the commercially successful film Dazed and Confused (1993), and further appearances in other films such as Small Soldiers (1998), Friday Night Lights (2004), Won’t Back Down (2012), and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Other television shows he has appeared in include Criminal Minds, ER, and City of Angels.
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Julius Tennon Net Worth
Having appeared in more than 50 films and television series throughout his acting career and had started another career as a producer, Julius Tennon has certainly been able to accumulate a significant amount of money as his fortune. Exact estimates of how much this figure could be are still under consideration, however. His wife, on the other hand, is said to have a net worth of 12 million dollars.
Family: Husband & Kids
It is publicly known that Julius Tennon is the husband of actress Viola Davis. However, before they exchanged their vows, Tennon had entered into two failed marriages; first with a woman identified as Sheryl Lynn Arnold from 1974 to 1980, and then with another woman identified as Christine Dejohnna White from 1992 to 1998. From these relationships, he welcomed two children whom he raised all by himself.
Tennon found love again when he started dating Davis sometime in the late 1990s. According to the actress, Tennon entered her life three weeks after she had prayed intensely for a husband. She had been going through loneliness at the time because she was alone in Los Angeles, a city she said she hated at the time. The two met while shooting an episode of City of Angels, where Tennon offered to show her the city and take her to the Santa Monica Pier. This was followed by a four-year relationship that led to them becoming man and wife in June 2003.
In an interview, Viola Davis said what made Julius Tennon so lovable to her was that he was a single father for almost two decades, raising his own children and pursuing an acting career. This showed her that he had character and was a good man who stood out from all the other men she had dated in the past. The couple appeared together in a documentary on the OWN Network called Black Love, in which they talk about their marriage.
On October 18, 2011, Tennon and Davis adopted a little girl named Genesis.
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Other Interesting Facts About Viola Davis Husband
1. Julius Tennon was one of the very first African Americans to venture into the theatre. His talent was recognized by both his teachers and critics and he won a number of awards.
2. He and his wife are the founders of the production company JuVee Productions. The aim of the company is to bring the stories of minorities, which are not known to the public, into the mainstream.
3. Tennon stands at a height of 5 feet 8.5 inches and weighs about 83 kg.