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This stunning singer-actress has enjoyed a long and illustrious entertainment career. Her parents, both high school music teachers, instilled in her a love of the arts from a young age, and her artistic interests led her to study musical theater in college… (more)

Birth Name: Vanessa Lynn Williams

Birth Place: Millwood, New York, United States

Birthday: March 18, 1963, Pisces

Profession: Singer, Actor

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Vanessa Williams Photos

  • Vanessa Williams - National Corporate Theatre Fund 2013 Chairman's Award Gala in New York City, April 29, 2013
    Photo By: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
  • Vanessa Williams - M&M's Better With M Party in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 31, 2013
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  • Vanessa Williams - The Something to Share Dress for Success 15th anniversary gala in New York City, April 3, 2012
    Photo By: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images
  • Vanessa Williams - The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 16, 2011
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The opening of "Sondheim on Sondheim" at the Studio 54 in New York City, April 22, 2010
    Photo By: Bennett Raglin/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2010 show in New York City, February 15, 2010
    Photo By: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, September 20, 2009
    Photo By: Mathew Imaging/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The Los Angeles premiere of "Hannah Montana The Movie" in Hollywood, April 2, 2009
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams and son Devin Hervey sign the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving contract in New York City, December 2, 2008
    Photo By: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The "Sleeping Beauty" 50th anniversary after party in New York City, September 28, 2008
    Photo By: Jemal Countess/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, September 21, 2008
    Photo By: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
  • Jane Krakowski, Michael Bolton and Vanessa Williams - The 2008 Lincoln Center Spring Gala Honoring Robert Iger in New York City, April 9, 2008
    Photo By: Joe Kohen/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams and Sasha Gabriella Fox - "Meet The Browns" premiere, March 13, 2008
    Photo By: Mark Sullivan/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 33rd Annual March of Dimes Beauty Ball at Cipriani in New York City, March 12, 2008
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The Premiere of Disney's 'Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds' show, January 17, 2008
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams and daughter Sasha Fox - The Disney Family Night at High School Musical, December 14, 2007
    Photo By: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 30th annual Kennedy Center Honors, December 2, 2007
    Photo By: Paul Morigi/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams and Rebecca De Mornay - The Juicy Couture Shopping Day to Benefit Womens Cancer Research Fund, November 29, 2007
    Photo By: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams and Rick Fox with their daughter - The Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times 15th Annual Family Halloween Carnival, October 21, 2007
    Photo By: Mike Guastella/WireImage.com
  • America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams - The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, September 16, 2007
    Photo By: John Shearer/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet arrivals, Los Angeles, September 16, 2007
    Photo By: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - Entertainment Weekly's 5th Annual Emmy Celebration, September 15, 2007
    Photo By: Tony Barson/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The Gotham And Hamptons Magazines Celebrate With Cover Star Vanessa Williams party in East Hampton, New York, August 4, 2007
    Photo By: Niche Media/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 61st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, June 10, 2007
    Photo By: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 2007 CFDA Fashion Awards at The New York Public Library in New York City, June 4, 2007
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
  • America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening with “Ugly Betty", April 30, 2007
    Photo By: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - Celebrates Her Birthday With a Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame, March 19, 2007
    Photo By: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 24th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival's An Evening with "Ugly Betty", March 12, 2007
    Photo By: Kevin Parry/WireImage.com
  • Becki Newton, America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn - The 24th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival's An Evening with "Ugly Betty", March 12, 2007
    Photo By: Kevin Parry/WireImage.com
  • Mary J. Blige and Vanessa Williams - The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards, March 2, 2007
    Photo By: Robert C. Mora/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2007 Carmen Marc Valvo Collection, February 9, 2007
    Photo By: Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 15, 2007
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards Nomination Press Conference, January 9, 2007
    Photo By: Maury Phillips/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The 2006 Dallas Fashion Awards, October 28, 2006
    Photo By: Ron St. Angelo/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - The ABC All Star Party 2006, July 19, 2006
    Photo By: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa Williams - Launch for the Marshalls "Becoming Myself" Tour in New York City, May 8, 2006
    Photo By: Jemal Countess/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams - Olympus Fashion Week, Feb. 8, 2006
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams with Elmo - Sesame Workshop's Third Annual Benefit Gala, June 1, 2005
    Photo By: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams, Rick Fox and family - "Johnson Family Vacation" Los Angeles Premiere, March 31, 2004
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams - Olympus Fall Fashion Week, Feb. 12, 2004
    Photo By: Jemal Countess/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams & daughter - Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003, April 12, 2003
    Photo By: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams - Preview of "Into the Woods", Jan. 8, 2002
    Photo By: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com
  • Vanessa L. Williams - "Dance With Me" Premiere, Aug. 13, 1998
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "Downward Spiral" - Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, and Rachael Taylor
    Photo By: Michael Parmelee/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "A Crowd of Demons" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Nicole Rivelli/ABC
  • 666 park Avenue - Season 1 - "Hero Complex" - Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "The Dead Don't Stay Dead" - Rachael Taylor and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "Murmurations" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "Murmurations" - Rachael Taylor, Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, and Henry Martin
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "Pilot" - Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable
    Photo By: Patrick Harbon/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - "Pilot" - Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Patrick Harbon/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Andrew Eccles/ABC
  • 666 Park Avenue - Season 1 - Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Helena Mattsson, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley, Samantha Logan, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor
    Photo By: Andrew Eccles/ABC
  • Desperate Housewives - Season 8 - "Give Me the Blame" - Felicity Huffman, Scott Bakula, Eva Longoria and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 4 - "Million Dollar Smile" - Victor Verhaeghe, America Ferrara, Vanessa Williams, Donna Murphy and Kathy Najimy
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • Ugly Betty- Seaon 4 - "All The World's a Stage" - Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • Ugly Betty- Seaon 4 - "All The World's a Stage" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • Ugly Betty- Seaon 4 - "Fire and Nice" - Rich Sommer, America Ferrara, Vanessa Williams and Brian Stokes Mitchell
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • Ugly Betty- Seaon 4 - "Fire and Nice" - Rich Sommer, America Ferrara, Vanessa Williams and Brian Stokes Mitchell
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 5 - "Chica and the Man" - Becki Newton, Vanessa Williams and Kristen Johnston
    Photo By: David Giesbrecht/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 5 - "Blackout!" - Vanessa Williams and Eric Mabius
    Photo By: David Giesbrecht/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 5 - "Back in Her Place" - Vanessa Williams and Grant Bowler
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 4 - "The Bahamas Triangle" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Joshua Yentis/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 4 - "The Butterfly Effect" - Venessa Williams
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 finale - "The Fall Issue" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 finale - "Curveball" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 finale - "The Fall Issue" - Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie
    Photo By: David Giesbrecht/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 finale - "Curveball" - Vanessa Williams, Billie Jean King
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 - "The Sex Issue" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
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  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 - "Sugar Daddy" - Eric Mabius as Daniel and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: David Giesbrecht/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "There's No Place Like Mode" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, Eric Mabius as Daniel
    Photo By: David Giesbrecht/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Dress for Success" - Zac Posen, Grant Bowler as Connor Owens, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Tornado Girl" - Eric Mabius as Daniel, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: Abbot Genser/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Ugly Berry" - Guest star Grant Bowler as Connor Owens, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Crimes of Fashion" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Filing for the Enemy" - Eric Mabius as Daniel, Judith Light as Claire, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Filing for the Enemy" - Michael Urie as Marc, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, America Ferrera as Betty
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3, "Filing for the Enemy" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: Patrick Harbron/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 3 - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
    Photo By: Bob D'Amico/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie
    Photo By: Dean Hendler/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Alec Mapa, Betty White and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Dean Hendler/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Alec Mapa, Betty White and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Dean Hendler/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Michael Urie and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "Bananas for Betty" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Ron Tom/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams and Vera Wang
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams and Michael Urie
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams and Victoria Beckham
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Bub Cort, Alan Dale, Eric Mabius, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding" - Vanessa Williams, Bud Cort, Alan Dale and Rebecca Romijn
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Grin and Bear It" - Eric Mabius as Daniel, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2, "Betty's Wait Problem" - Rebecca Romijn as Alexis, Vanessa Williams as Wilhemina
    Photo By: Karen Neal/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Betty's Wait Problem" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, Rick Fox as Dwayne
    Photo By: Karen Neal/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Betty's Wait Problem" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, Rick Fox as Dwayne
    Photo By: Karen Neal/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2, "Family/Affair" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: Mitch Haddad/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Family/Affair" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina, America Ferrera as Betty
    Photo By: Mitch Haddad/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Family/Affair" - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina
    Photo By: Mitch Haddad/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Season 2 - Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
    Photo By: Bob D'Amico/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Pilot" - Vanessa L. Williams and Michael Urie
    Photo By: John Clifford/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Queens for a Day" - Vanessa L. Williams
    Photo By: Karen Neal/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Swag" - Jamison Yang, Kurando Mitsutake and Vanessa L. Williams
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "The Box and The Bunny" - Vanessa L.Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
    Photo By: Michael Desmond/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Fey's Sleigh Ride" - Vanessa L. Williams as Wilhelmina and Eric Mabius as Daniel
    Photo By: Richard Cartwright/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Queens for a Day" - Vanessa L. Williams, Eric Mabius and Alan Dale
    Photo By: Karen Neal/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - "Fake Plastic Snow" - Ron Gilbert, Michael Urie and Vanessa Williams
    Photo By: Scott Garfield/ABC
  • Ugly Betty - Cast
    Photo By: Eric Liebowitz/ABC

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