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Vanessa Williams

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Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

Birthday: May 12, 1963, Taurus

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Started performing with the New York City Opera's Children's Chorus when she was 11, and remained a member for five years. 
  • Nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special for 2002 made-for-TV drama Our America.
  • Penned a book of prose and poetry titled Shine, and has also had writing published in Essence magazine.
  • Broadway appearances include roles in the musical Sarafina! and the play Mule Bone.


  • Haile Zion Ali Wiseman — Son
  • Andre Wiseman — Husband
  • Omar Tafari Wiseman — Son


  • Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY (BA in Theater and Business Management)