How tall is Viola Davis

Viola Davis Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American actress best known for roles in movies like The Help, Far From Heaven and Doubt.

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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 5.81in (167.2cm)
Alanna said on 15/Jan/23
For some reason she looked 5’9 in the Help.
Realist said on 25/Sep/22
The female actress who played Izougie in the Woman King is obviously a good deal taller than her and is listed at only 5'7/8. Mind you Viola Davis had a hairstyle that added 2.5 to 3 inches of height and even with the hair she was struggling to be the same height as them and also shorter than 5'8.5 John Boyega with all that hair. She is probably 5'5 or a hair under 5'5 but she's 55 years old and eventually people do shrink. I think 5'6 could have been her height at 18 to 39 years old but she probably shrunk a little.
Ice (Original) said on 27/May/22
I see 5'5" for her.
Ariell said on 1/Jan/22
5 ft 5 (1,65 m)
truthteller25 said on 12/Nov/19
I say 5'6 because in this picture she has like 4 inch heels. How does everybody ignore heels in every situation? 4 inches heels give a woman atleast 3.2 inches of added height so she is just over 5'9 in the big heels.
Nik said on 3/Nov/19
She looks pretty tall!
Nik said on 6/Oct/19
@ Dom - Very interesting!
Richard H said on 1/May/18
Liza Weil (aka Bonnie Winterbottom) is listed at 5'4" and looks a couple inches shorter than Viola Davis. Good listing.
Realist said on 20/Oct/17
She wears tall heels which make her like 5'9 she is probably 5'6 her friend in the help was only 5'1 so that made her look atleast 5'7.
Dom said on 15/Apr/17
She looks about 5'8 or 5'9'' next to most people.
RainbowBlaster5 said on 17/Jan/17
Why does everywhere say 1.65? She seemed quite abit taller than Meryl Streep in "Doubt"
Chris said on 25/Sep/15
5'5 was better
Gómez said on 23/Jun/15
She looks tall like 5'9
Sophia said on 31/Mar/15
Could we get a page for Katie Findlay (Rebecca on HTGAWM)? She looks fairly tall, I'd say about 5'9.
Editor Rob
yes, I think that's kind of what she agreed with when someone mentioned that height to her...
Kelli Without The Y said on 1/Jan/15
On How To Get Away With Murder, she looks about 5'6 when she's next to the detective on the show; he claimed he was 6'2 in an interview. Her posture makes her look shorter.
Ras said on 8/Oct/14
She's starring in a tv series called "how to get away with murder" alongside Karla Souza. Rob, can you estimate Karla Souza's height?
Editor Rob
somewhere in 5ft 3 range
jtm said on 31/Jul/12
why did she get upgraded to 5'6? i thought even 5'5 might have been a little generous.
Mr. R said on 3/Feb/12
Saw Viola last night at The Help screening. Still just below 5-5.
Mr. R said on 27/Nov/11
Just saw Viola the other night in Hwood. She said hello to me as she passed me. She had on huge heels, but I would say she is maybe a little below 5-5.

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