Billy Dee Williams

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Biography

  • Birth Name: William December Williams
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/06/1937, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Billy Dee Williams Fast Facts:
  • Made his stage debut at age 7.
  • Studied at Sidney Poitier's acting workshop in the late '50s.
  • Breakthrough roles were Gale Sayers in the classic 1971 TV-movie Brian's Song and Louis McKay in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), opposite Diana Ross.
  • Best known for his work as Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). He was the first African-American to appear in the Star Wars films.
  • Made a cameo as himself in a 2007 episode of Lost, portraying an actor on the show-within-a-show Exposé.
  • Trained as a painter and has had several exhibitions of his work.
  • Billy Dee Williams Relationships:
  • December Williams - Father
  • Loretta Williams - Mother
  • Audrey Sellers - Ex-wife
  • Teruko Nakagami Williams - Ex-wife
  • Miyako Williams - Daughter
  • Corey Williams - Son
  • Loretta Williams - Sister
  • Hanako Williams - Daughter
  • Marlene Clark - Ex-wife
  • Billy Dee Williams Awards:
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee

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