March 18, 1963
58 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm tall
37-27-39 in | 94-69-99 cm
68 kg | 149 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
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".
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).
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)
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.