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Afton Williamson Biography

Birth Name:
Afton Christina Williamson
Birth Place:
Toledo, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • Became interested in acting as a small child but did not begin performing until college
  • Earned her MFA at University of Alabama through the school's master's program with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • Moved to New York City to pursue her acting career in 2008 following the completion of her master's degree
  • Cast as the understudy for three female leads in Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway in 2009
  • In 2010, replaced Kerry Washington in the starring role of Susan in David Mamet's Race on Broadway after working as her understudy for 7 months
  • Played the role of Jo in an off-Broadway production of The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2015


  • Christopher Williamson -- Father
  • Brenda Williamson -- Mother