December 7, 2022

Vanessa L. Williams Biography, Age, Education, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Movies, Ethnicity, Bikini

Vanessa L. Williams Biography

Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She was born on March 18, 1963,the Bronx, New York, U.S.

She 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.

Vanessa L. Williams Age

She is 57 years old as of 2019, having been on March 18, 1963.

Vanessa L. Williams Height and Weight

she has an estimated height of about 5 feet and 6 inches, with a body weight of 57 kg.

Vanessa L. Williams Education

Having being raise in Chappaqua Central School District, Williams believes she may have been the first African-American student to go from the first grade to the 12th grade.

A child of music teachers, Williams grew up in a musical household, studying classical and jazz dance, French horn, piano, and violin.
She was offered the Presidential Scholarship for Drama to attend Carnegie Mellon University during the college application period.

A child of music teachers, Williams grew up in a musical household, studying classical and jazz dance, French horn, piano, and violin.
She was offered the Presidential Scholarship for Drama to attend Carnegie Mellon University during the college application period of 12 students to received but instead to attend Syracuse University on a different scholarship.

Thus, in 1981, Williams joined Syracuse’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Drama as a musical theater major

Vanessa L. Williams Net Worth

She has a net worth of $ 28 million dollars from her talent and career in singing, actress and as a producer.

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Vanessa L. Williams Career

Four years after winning Miss America and giving up the crown, the former beauty queen bounced back to the delight of people with the release of her debut album titled The Right Stuff in 1988.

The first and second singles on the album, The Right Stuff and He’s Got the Look saw huge success on the R&B chart of that time. The album attained a platinum status and earned her an NAACP Image Award with a Grammy Nomination for Best New Art.

Her second, third and subsequent albums and single songs all proved that indeed music ran in her blood as they all were successful. The Comfort Zone which was her second album became her biggest musical success as every single in the album did well individually.

Her biggest hit till date Save the Best for Last from the album remained number 1 in the US, Australia, the Netherlands, and Canada for up to 5 weeks. Her third album saw her branch into other types of music to which she didn’t disappoint either.

She has as well made a lot of successful appearances on television. Her first television appearance was was in a 1994 episode of The Love Boat. Others which followed included The Odessy (1997), Desperate Housewives, The Librarians (2016), etc.

In addition to modeling and acting, she diversified into the fashion industry and launched her own clothing line called V. by Vanessa Williams for EVINE Live.

Vanessa L. Williams Family

Vannessa is the daughter of Helen Tinch and Milton Augustine Williams Jr., who were both teachers of music.She had a brother called Chris who were raised in millwood, New Yorkafter their parents relocated.

Her parents were devoted Catholics and nurtured their children in the christian faith.

Vanessa L. Williams Husband

Vanessa Williams has been married to three different men. Her first husband was Ramon Harvey II who she married in 1987 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She has three children with him named Melanie, Jillian Hervey, and Devin. However, they got divorced in 1997.

Again when love came calling from NBA basketball player Rick Fox in 1999, however the ability to maintain the marriage was too weak and she divorce him in 2004.

More recently in 2015, the former beauty queen married a businessman from Buffalo, New York named Jim Skrip.

Vanessa L. Williams Kids/Children

Having been in three different marriages, in her first marriage with Ramon Harvey II she was blessed with three children namely Melanie, Jillian Hervey, and Devin. However, they got divorced in 1997.

There have not been any record of Vanessa having kids in her two later marriages. The only record of her having kids was from her first marriage. those records will soon be updated.

Vanessa L. Williams Movies

Year

Title

Role

2018

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Amanda Waller (voice)

2018

The Legend of Hallowaiian

Fire Goddess (voice)

2017

The Man From Earth: Holocene

Carolyn

2014

When Marnie Was There

Hisako (voice)

2013

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Janice

2012

He’s Way More Famous Than You

Herself

2011

Delhi Safari

Beggum (voice)

2009

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Vita

2007

And Then Came Love

Julie Davidson

2006

My Brother

L’Tisha Morton

2004

Johnson Family Vacation

Dorothy Johnson

2000

A Diva’s Christmas Carol

Ebony Scrooge

2000

Shaft

Carmen Vasquez

1999

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Queen of Trash

1999

Light It Up

Detective Audrey McDonald

1998

Dance with Me

Ruby Sinclair

1997

Soul Food

Teri Joseph

1997

Hoodlum

Francine Hughes

1996

Eraser

Dr. Lee Cullen

1991

Another You

Gloria

1991

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Lulu Daniels

1988

Under the Gun

Samantha Richards

1987

The Pick-up Artist

Rae, girl with dog

 

Vanessa L. Williams Tv Shows

2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

Herself

Season 3, episode 2

2018

Me, Myself and I

Kelly Frasier

3 episodes

2018

False Profits

Suzanne

Movie

2017

Daytime Divas

Maxine Robinson

Main role (10 episodes)

2017

Modern Family

Rhonda

Episode: “The Long Goodbye”

2016

Broad City

Elizabeth Carlton

Episode: “Game Over”

2016

Milo Murphy’s Law

Eileen Underwood (voice)

2016–2017

The Librarians

Gen. Cynthia Rockwell

4 episodes

2015

The Mindy Project

Dr. Suzanne Phillips

Episode: “Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist”

2015

Royal Pains

Olympia Houston

2 episodes

2015

The Good Wife

Courtney Paige

4 episodes

2014

The Trip to Bountiful

Jessie Mae Watts

Movie

2014

Oprah’s Master Class

Herself

Season 4, episode 7

2012

Phineas and Ferb

Flight attendant (voice)

Episode: “Where’s Perry (Part One)”

2012–2013

666 Park Avenue

Olivia Doran

Main role (13 episodes)

2011

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Herself

Season 3, episode 2

2011

Who Do You Think You Are?

Herself

Season 2, episode 1

2010–2012

Desperate Housewives

Renee Perry

Main role (45 episodes in seasons 7–8)

2007–2008

Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies

Mama Mirabelle (voice)

Main role (23 episodes)

2006

South Beach

Elizabeth Bauer

Main role (8 episodes)

2006–2010

Ugly Betty

Wilhelmina Slater

Main role (85 episodes)

2003

Boomtown

Detective Katherine Pierce

6 episodes

2002

Keep the Faith, Baby

Hazel Scott

Movie

2002

Ally McBeal

Sheila Hunt

Episode: “Another One Bites the Dust”

2002

The Proud Family

Debra (voice)

Episode: “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thingy, Baby”

2001

WW3

M.J. Blake

Movie

2001

Santa, Baby!

Alicia (voice)

Movie

2000

The Courage to Love

Henriette DeLille

Movie

2000

Don Quixote

Dulcinea/Aldonza

Movie

2000

A Diva’s Christmas Carol

Ebony Scrooge

Movie

1999

L.A. Doctors

Dr. Leanne Barrows

3 episodes

1998

Futuresport

Alex Torres

Movie

1997

The Odyssey

Calypso

Miniseries; 2nd episode

1996

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Arandis

Episode: “Let He Who Is Without Sin…”

1995

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

Beauty (voice)

Episode: “Beauty and the Beast”

1995

Nothing Lasts Forever

Dr. Kathy “Kat” Hunter

Movie

1995

Bye Bye Birdie

Rose Alvarez

Movie

1992

Stompin’ at the Savoy

Pauline

Movie

1992

The Jacksons: An American Dream

Suzanne de Passe

Miniseries; 2 episodes

1992

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Danny Mitchell

Episode: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home from the Forum”

1990

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer

Terri Knight

Movie

1990

The Kid Who Loved Christmas

Lynette

Movie

1989

Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal

Valentine Hayward

Movie

1986

The Redd Foxx Show

Jessica

Episode: “The Prodigal Son”

1986

T.J. Hooker

Officer Pat Williamson

Episode: “Partners in Death”

1986

The Love Boat

Pearl

Episode: “My Stepmother, Myself/Almost Roommates/Cornerback Sneak”

1984

The Love Boat

Herself

Episode: “Ace’s Valet; Mother Comes First; Hit or Miss America”

1984

Partners in Crime

Roselle Robins

Episode: “Celebrity”

 

Vanessa L. Williams Albums

  • The Right Stuff (1988)
  • The Comfort Zone (1991)
  • The Sweetest Days (1994)
  • Star Bright (1996)
  • Next (1997)
  • Silver & Gold (2004)
  • Everlasting Love (2005)
  • The Real Thing (2000)

Vanessa L. Williams Ethnicity

Vanessa L. Williams is an American actresssingersongwriterproducermodeland television personality.

Vanessa is the daughter of Helen L. and Milton Augustine WilliamsJr. Herparents were both black.

In an interviewa journalist stated that Vanessa’s mixed heritage includesAfrican AmericanWelshand Native American

Vanessa’s paternal grandfather was Milton Augustine/Abner William.

Vanessa’s paternal grandmother was Iris Agnes Carl/Carll.

Vanessa’s maternal grandfather was Edward James Tinch.

Vanessa’s maternal grandmother was Doris Catherine Griffen/Griffin.

Vanessa L. Williams feets

Vanessa L. Williams feets 

Vanessa L. Williams Miss America

It might have been the lowest point in her life, as she told People in 1984, but the scandal that led Vanessa Williams to resign her post as Miss America also set her up for one of the greatest comebacks in entertainment history.

On this day, July 23, in 1984, then-21-year-old Williams handed over her crown  making her both the first black Miss America and the first to give up the title after Penthouse announced that it would publish raunchy photos she had posed for two years earlier while working as a photographer’s assistant. The photographer had assured her at the time, she told People, that the photos were merely silhouettes, in which she’d be unidentifiable and that they would never leave the studio.

But they did leave the studio, partly because she was identifiable: photos of Miss America in compromising positions, some of them involving another nude woman, were worth their weight in gold. TIME reported that the photographer was paid more than Penthouse had ever paid for a photo spread before.

The pageant’s organizers were aghast at the images, which appeared in Penthouse’s September 1984 issue with the headline, “Miss America: Oh, God, She’s Nude!” The magazine’s publisher had little compunction about printing them over Williams’ objections. Playboy, meanwhile, took the moral high ground: it had been offered the photos first, but turned them down partly in deference to Williams — and partly because, per TIME, “it does not use what Spokesman Dave Salyers calls lesbian material.”

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