Vanessa Williams

TV Actress

Vanessa Williams was born on March 18th, 1963 in The Bronx, New York, United States and is the TV Actress from United States. Discover Vanessa Williams's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 59 years old.

Date of Birth
March 18, 1963
United States
Place of Birth
The Bronx, New York, United States
59 years old
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$25 Million
$100 Thousand
Actor, Beauty Pageant Contestant, Fashion Designer, Film Actor, Lyricist, Model, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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About Vanessa Williams
  • Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1965) is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer.
  • She initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983.
  • However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue.
  • Amid growing media controversy and scrutiny, Williams resigned as Miss America in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization), and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles.
  • Thirty-two years later, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell offered her a public apology (during the Miss America 2016 pageant) for the events of 1984. Williams rebounded from the scandal with a successful career as a singer and actress.
  • In 1988, she released her debut studio album The Right Stuff whose title single saw moderate success before "Dreamin'" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States in 1989.
  • With her second and third studio albums, The Comfort Zone (1991) and The Sweetest Days (1994), she saw continued commercial success and received multiple Grammy Award nominations - this included her number-one hit (in early 1992) and signature song, "Save the Best for Last", which she performed live at the 1993 Grammy Awards ceremonies.
  • Her later studio albums include Everlasting Love (2005) and The Real Thing (2009). As an actress, Williams enjoyed success on both stage and screen, receiving an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Teri Joseph in the film Soul Food (1997).
  • Her best known television roles are that of Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty (2006–10), for which she was nominated three times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Renee Perry on Desperate Housewives (2010–12).


The comeback kids of the big screen who enjoyed MORE success after career breaks, September 7, 2022
After Brendan Fraser was hailed a comeback king following a six-minute standing ovation for his new film The Whale at the Venice Film Festival, FEMAIL looks at other stars who have made triumphant returns to the big screen following a career hiatus including Kiefer Sutherland (left) who joined the rodeo, and Robert Downey Jr (second from right) who overcame addictions to become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Vanessa Williams and Billie Piper (second from left) revived their musical careers onscreen.

Insecure star Denise Dowse passes away at age 64 after battling 'viral meningitis', August 14, 2022
TV veteran Denise Dowse has passed away at the age of 64 after battling a 'virulent form of meningitis.' The Insecure star's death was confirmed by her sister Tracey Dowse, who penned a touching tribute to the 'illustrious actress, mentor and director' on Instagram Saturday.

Hollywood's most famous on-set feuds as Brad Pitt has a list of actors he'd never work with again, August 11, 2022
Brad's, 58, Bullet Train co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 32, admitted that they both have lists of actors that they'd never work with again. Meryl Streep, 73, claimed that she thought Dustin Hoffman, 85, was an 'obnoxious pig' when they filmed Kramer V. Kramer (1979) and that he even slapped her once during a scene without warning. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, 50, called his Fast & Furious co-star, Vin Diesel, 55, a 'candy a**' while Vin has admitted to using a 'tough love' approach with Dwayne on set. Sarah Jessica Parker, 57, and Kim Cattrall, 65,...
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