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Vanessa Lynn Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and she has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television. Williams was born in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Fantasy Life (TV Movie) (completed)
 2015 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Olympia Houston
- Voices Carry (2015) ... Olympia Houston
- The Prince of Nucleotides (2015) ... Olympia Houston
 2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Dr. Phillips
- Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist (2015) ... Dr. Phillips
 2012-2013 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
Olivia Doran
- Lazarus (2013) ... Olivia Doran
- The Elysian Fields (2013) ... Olivia Doran (as Vanessa L. Williams)
- Hypnos (2012) ... Olivia Doran
 2012 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Flight Attendant
- Where's Perry? (2012) ... Flight Attendant (voice)
 2012 Delhi Safari
Begum (English version, voice)
 2007 And Then Came Love
 2006 My Brother
L'Tisha Morton
 2006 South Beach (TV Series)
Elizabeth Bauer
- It Looked Like Somebody's Nightmare (2006) ... Elizabeth Bauer
- The S.B. (2006) ... Elizabeth Bauer
- I'll Do What I Want to Do (2006) ... Elizabeth Bauer
- Who Do You Trust (2006) ... Elizabeth Bauer
- Every Day Above Ground Is a Good Day (2006) ... Elizabeth Bauer
 2004 Beck and Call (TV Short)
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Detective Katherine Pierce
- The Big Picture (2003) ... Detective Katherine Pierce
- Wannabe (2003) ... Detective Katherine Pierce
- The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang (2003) ... Detective Katherine Pierce
- Haystack (2003) ... Detective Katherine Pierce
- Inadmissible (2003) ... Detective Katherine Pierce
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
 2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Sheila Hunt
- Another One Bites the Dust (2002) ... Sheila Hunt
 2002 Keep the Faith, Baby (TV Movie)
Hazel Scott
 2001 Santa, Baby! (TV Movie)
Alicia (voice)
 2001 WW 3 (TV Movie)
M.J. Blake (as Vanessa L. Williams)
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
Dulcinea / Aldonza
 2000 The Courage to Love (TV Movie)
Mother Henriette Delille
 1999 Light It Up
Audrey McDonald (as Vanessa L. Williams)
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Leanne Barrows
- Every Picture Tells a Story (1999) ... Dr. Leanne Barrows
- Que Sera, Sarah (1999) ... Dr. Leanne Barrows
- O Captain, My Captain (1999) ... Dr. Leanne Barrows
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie)
Alex Torres (as Vanessa L. Williams)
 1998 Dance with Me
Ruby Sinclair
 1997 Soul Food
Teri (as Vanessa L. Williams)
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Series)
 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
- Let He Who Is Without Sin... (1996) ... Arandis
 1995 Bye Bye Birdie (TV Movie)
Rose Alvarez
 1995 Nothing Lasts Forever (TV Movie)
Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter
 1994 Score with Chicks (Video)
 1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Danny Mitchell
 1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream (TV Movie)
Suzanne de Passe
 1992 Stompin' at the Savoy (TV Movie)
 1991 Another You
 1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie)
Lynette Parks
 1990 Seriously... Phil Collins (TV Movie)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Terri Knight
 1989 Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (TV Movie)
Valentine Hayward
 1988 Under the Gun
Samantha Richards
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Rae, Girl with Dog
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
 1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Officer Pat Williamson
- Partners in Death (1986) ... Officer Pat Williamson
 1986 The Redd Foxx Show (TV Series)
- The Prodigal Son (1986) ... Jessica
 1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Roselle Robins
- Celebrity (1984) ... Roselle Robins
 1979 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Graduates / Off Stage Voices
- New York City Opera: Street Scene (1979) ... Graduates / Off Stage Voices
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Album: "Comfort Zone" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 13 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Williams Miss America 1984 | Vanessa L. Williams | Vanessa Lynn Williams | Vanessa L Williams


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I am lucky to have three daughters who are completely different. I look at my daughters and I have different relationships with all three and there are parts of each personality that are very special. See more »


As a Junior at Syracuse University, she was crowned Miss America in fall 1983 and dropped out to fulfill her contractual duties, but she eventually earned her Bachelor's degree from the Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts on May 10, 2008. See more »


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