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Vanessa Williams

An American pop-R&B recording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress. In 1983, she became the first woman of African-American descent to be crowned Miss America, but a scandal caused her to relinquish her title early. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. Williams released her debut album The Right Stuff in 1988, which spawned the hits The Right Stuff , a #1 on Hot Dance Songs, and Dreamin' a #1 on R&B and #8 on Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album The Comfort Zone in 1991 topped the Billboard R&B Album Chart, which spawned the number-one hit Save the Best for Last. In 1994 she debut on Broadway in the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman.In 1995 she recorded Oscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas the song Colors of the Wind,which reached #4 on Billboard Hot 100. Williams's first acting role was as the star of the feature film Eraser in 1996. She also starred in the movies Soul Food, Dance with Me, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Shaft and Johnson Family Vacation. From 2006 to 2010 she played the role of self-absorbed diva and former supermodel Wilhelmina Slater in the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty. In 2009, Williams released her eighth studio album, The Real Thing. In 2010 she joined the ensemble cast of the series Desperate Housewives as spoiled rich woman Renee Perry. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vanessa L. Williams, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 18, 1963 In Tarrytown, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story
Latest Project:
Movie Candyman 2021-08-25
Known For
Poster of T.O.T.S.
Poster of The Odyssey
Poster of Nothing Lasts Forever
Poster of Days of Our Lives
Movie Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story Lucille 2022
Movie Bad Hair Zora 2021-05-05
Movie Candyman Anne-Marie McCoy 2021-08-25
Movie Singleholic Jackie Chisolm 2020-03-27
Series T.O.T.S. Captain Beakman (voice) 2019-06-14
Movie Batman: Hush Amanda Waller (voice) 2019-07-19
Movie Miss Virginia 2019-10-18
Movie One Fine Christmas Susan 2019-11-15
Movie Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Amanda Waller (voice) 2018-05-09
Movie Thriller Mrs. Walker 2018-09-23
Movie The Legend of Hallowaiian Fire Goddess (voice) 2018-10-18
Movie Not Black Enough Self 2017-04-28
Movie The Man from Earth: Holocene Carolyn 2017-10-13
Series Daytime Divas Maxine Robinson 2017-06-05
Movie The Secret She Kept Beverly 2016-07-10
Movie Show Boat Julie LaVerne 2015-10-16
Movie Swim Little Fish Swim Naked Artist Throwing Ping Pong Balls on Mouse Traps 2014-01-22
Movie Crossed the Line Juice 2014-01-01
Series The Librarians General Cynthia Rockwell 2014-12-07
Movie The Trip to Bountiful Jessie Mae Watts 2014-03-08
Movie Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Janice 2013-03-29
Movie He's Way More Famous Than You Vanessa Williams 2013-05-10
Movie Raising Izzie Tonya 2013-08-06
Movie Sugar Mommas Lynn 2012-01-21
Series 666 Park Avenue Olivia Doran 2012-09-30
Series RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Herself 2012-10-22
Movie A Mother's Love 2011-02-22
Movie Imagine That Lori Strother 2009-06-19
Series RuPaul's Drag Race Unknown 2009-02-02
Movie Hannah Montana: The Movie Vita 2009-04-10
Movie Contradictions of the Heart Lea 2009-06-01
Movie Flirting with Forty Kristine 2008-12-06
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Ice Spiders Dr. April Sommers 2007-01-01
Movie And Then Came Love Julie 2007-01-01
Series Shear Genius Unknown 2007-04-11
Movie My Brother L'Tisha Morton 2006-01-01
Series South Beach Elizabeth Bauer 2006-01-11
Movie Rehearsing a Dream 2006-08-25
Series Ugly Betty Willhelmina Slater 2006-09-28
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Witch (segment "Into the Woods") 2005-08-07
Movie Christmas in Washington 2004-12-15
Movie Johnson Family Vacation Dorothy Johnson 2004-04-07
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie The 7th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2004-12-04
Series Desperate Housewives Renee Perry 2004-10-03
Series The Bachelorette Unknown 2003-01-08
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Black Listed J.W. 2003-01-21
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie It's Black Entertainment Self - Host 2002-02-08
Movie Keep the Faith, Baby Hazel Scott 2002-02-11
Movie Like Mike Pharmacist 2002-07-03
Movie Our America Sandra Williams 2002-07-28
Series Boomtown Unknown 2002-09-29
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Santa, Baby! Alicia (voice) 2001-12-17
Movie Playing with Fire Riana Roberts 2000-01-01
Movie The Courage to Love Mother Henriette Delille 2000-01-24
Movie Christmas is Coming: Rob Mathes & Very Special Friends Herself 2000-09-05
Movie A Diva's Christmas Carol Ebony Scrooge 2000-12-13
Movie Shaft Carmen Vasquez 2000-06-15
Movie Don Quixote Dulcinea / Aldonza 2000-04-08
Movie Incognito Wilhelmina Hunter 1999-09-17
Movie Futuresport Alexandra 'Alex' Torres 1999-09-30
Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Queen of Trash 1999-10-01
Movie Light It Up Audrey McDonald 1999-11-04
Series VH1 Divas Unknown 1998-04-14
Movie Pavarotti & Friends 5 - For the Children of Liberia Herself 1998-06-09
Series LateLine Unknown 1998-03-17
Movie Dance with Me Ruby Sinclair 1998-08-21
Series L.A. Doctors Dr. Leanne Barrows 1998-09-21
Series Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Series The Odyssey Calypso 1997-05-18
Movie Hoodlum Francine Hughes (as Vanessa L. Williams) 1997-08-27
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Soul Food Teri 1997-09-26
Movie Eraser Lee Cullen 1996-06-21
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Series Jungle Cubs Unknown 1996-10-05
Movie Mother Donna 1996-12-25
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter 1995-11-04
Movie Bye Bye Birdie Rose Alvarez 1995-12-03
Series Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter 1995-11-05
Movie Score with Chicks 1994-01-01
Movie Drop Squad Mali 1994-10-28
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Arandis 1993-01-03
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Suzanne de Passe 1992-11-15
Movie Candyman Anne-Marie McCoy 1992-10-16
Movie New Jack City Keisha 1991-03-08
Movie Another You Gloria 1991-07-26
Movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Lulu Daniels 1991-08-23
Movie The Kid Who Loved Christmas Lynette Parks 1990-01-01
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Danny Mitchell 1990-09-10
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Terri Knight 1990-05-20
Movie Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Valentine Hayward 1989-02-05
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Under the Gun Samantha Richards 1988-04-25
Movie The Pick-up Artist Rae, Girl with Dog 1987-09-18
Series Partners in Crime Unknown 1984-09-27
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Musical Guest 1975-10-11
Series Days of Our Lives Valerie Grant 1965-11-08
Series Miss America 1954-09-18
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18