Vanessa Williams Age Height Weight Body Measurements Net Worth

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams
Photo: Christopher Peterson / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Birth Date

March 18, 1963


58 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light brown

Eye color



5 ft 6 in | 168 cm tall

Net Worth

$25 Million

Body Measurements

37-27-39 in | 94-69-99 cm


68 kg | 149 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

9 US | 39.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Vanessa Williams was born in The Bronx, New York, United States, on March 18, 1963, is an American actress and singer.

Young Vanessa Williams first began acting during her years of college in theater productions.

She started her professional career in beauty contests.

She got her television debut in ABC comedy drama series The Love Boat (1984) in episode "Ace's Valet; Mother Comes First; Hit or Miss America".

She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film The Pick-up Artist (1987) in role as Rae, a Girl with Dog.

She landed her stage debut in production of "One Man Band" (1985) in role as one of "the women".

Best Movies

She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Teri Joseph in comedy drama film Soul Food (1997).

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) drama action with Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson

Shaft (2000) action thriller with Samuel L. Jackson and Christian Bale

Another You (1991) comedy with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder

Dance with Me (1998) drama romance opposite Chayanne and Kris Kristofferson

Eraser (1996) action thriller with Arnold Schwarzenegger

My Brother (2006) drama opposite Tatum O'Neal

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013) drama romance directed by Tyler Perry

The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017) science fiction drama in role as Carolyn

Bad Hair (2020) horror comedy in role as Zora, opposite Zaria Kelley, Corinne Massiah and Elle Lorraine

Miss Virginia (2019) drama in role as Sally Rae, with Aunjanue Ellis, Niles Fitch and Matthew Modine

She voiced Amanda Waller in animated superhero films: Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) and Batman: Hush (2019).

Best TV Shows

She was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her rols as Wilhelmina Slater in ABC comedy drama television series Ugly Betty (2006–2010).

She played Renee Perry in mystery comedy drama television series Desperate Housewives (2010–2012).

She portrayed Detective Katherine Pierce in NBC action drama television series Boomtown (2003).

666 Park Avenue (2012–2013) ABC supernatural drama series in role as Olivia Doran

Royal Pains (2015) comedy drama series in role as Olympia Houston

The Good Wife (2015) CBS legal and political drama television series in role as Courtney Paige

The Librarians (2016–2017) TNT fantasy adventure television series in role as Gen. Cynthia Rockwell

Daytime Divas (2017) satirical comedy drama television series in role as Maxine Robinson

T.O.T.S. (2019) Disney Junior animated series in role as Captain Beakman


Attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.

Studied classical and jazz dance, violin and piano.

She is first African-American woman to won Miss America (1983).

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as the Witch in musical "Into the Woods" (2002).

She released her debut album "The Right Stuff" in 1988.

Supporter of LGBT rights.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 2007.

She released studio albums:

The Right Stuff (1988)

The Comfort Zone (1991)

The Sweetest Days (1994)

Star Bright (1996)

Next (1997)

Silver & Gold (2004)

Everlasting Love (2005)

The Real Thing (2009)

Launched her own clothing line "V. by Vanessa Williams" in 2016.

Spokesmodel for Proactiv Solution.


She dated Rob Mack (2006), Sam J. Jones (1984) and Michael Jordan.

She was married to:

Rick Fox (1999-2004) they have one daughter

Ramon Hervey II (1987-1997), they have three children

She married American businessman and a real estate agent Jim Skrip in 2015.

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