Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams


Vanessa Estelle Williams is an actress, singer, writer, and director born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Williams made her film debut playing as the gun toting head of security “Keisha” in the urban classic film “New Jack City.” Other film credits include “Thriller” streaming now on Netflix, “Raising Izzie, Imagine That”, “Like Mike,” “Punks, Mother,” “Candyman.”

Williams earned an Emmy Nomination for her work in the Showtime original film “Our America.” After six consecutive nominations in the category Vanessa won the 2003 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her brilliant portrayal of Maxine Chadway in the hit Showtime series “Soul Food.” Her star turn in “Raising Izzie” earned GMCTV its highest world premiere television rating and received a 2013 NAACP Image Award nomination for best Television Movie or Mini-Series. Television credits include NBC’s long running daytime soap “Days of Our Lives,” Freeform network’s “Famous in Love.” “The Flash, Ward of the State, the Bay series, “Sugar Mommas,” “Lincoln Heights,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Knight Riders,” “Flirting with Forty,” “Ice Spiders,” “Cold Case,” “Soul Food” TV series (5 seasons), “Our America,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Chicago Hope,” “Murder One,” “Living Single,” “NYPD Blue,” “Melrose Place,” “The Cosby Show” and “Law & Order.”

Williams servies as Vice Chair on the Executive Board of Directors of The Black Aids Institute, and is also Chair of BAI’s Hollywood Task Force on Aids. Recruiting and directing her colleagues in a series of Celebrity PSAs on HIV Awareness / AIDS Prevention.


  • Born: May 12, 1963
  • Age: 60 years old



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