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Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, Vanessa Williams became a member of the New York City Opera's Children's Chorus at age 11. Vanessa then signed with a talent manager and booked her first audition, a commercial for Frito Lay. Her pattern for success clearly set, her winning streak had only just begun. After ... See full bio »

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Known For

Candyman
Candyman Anne-Marie McCoy
(1992)
New Jack City
New Jack City Keisha
(1991)
Soul Food
Soul Food Maxine Chadway
(2000-2004)
Murder One
Murder One Lila
(1995-1996)

Filmography

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 2018/I Vengeance (post-production)
Mrs. Walker
 2017-2018 Famous in Love (TV Series)
Ida Turner
- Totes on a Scandal (2018) ... Ida Turner
- La La Locked (2018) ... Ida Turner
- The Players (2018) ... Ida Turner
- Prelude to a Diss (2017) ... Ida Turner
- Not So Easy A (2017) ... Ida Turner
 2016-2018 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Dr. Valerie Grant
- Episode #1.13312 (2018) ... Dr. Valerie Grant
- Episode #1.13311 (2018) ... Dr. Valerie Grant
- Episode #1.13310 (2018) ... Dr. Valerie Grant
- Episode #1.13299 (2018) ... Dr. Valerie Grant
- Episode #1.13298 (2018) ... Dr. Valerie Grant
 2017 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Zora Sax
- Intersection (2017) ... Zora Sax
 2015-2017 The Flash (TV Series)
Francine West
- The Wrath of Savitar (2017) ... Francine West
- The Reverse-Flash Returns (2016) ... Francine West
- The Fury of Firestorm (2015) ... Francine West
- Family of Rogues (2015) ... Francine West
- Flash of Two Worlds (2015) ... Francine West
 2016 Ward of the State (TV Movie)
Lisa Jackson
 2016 Diva Diaries
Alex
 2016 The Secret She Kept (TV Movie)
Beverly
 2015 The Bay (TV Series)
Cleo Harris
- Episode #2.8 (2015) ... Cleo Harris
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... Cleo Harris
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Cleo Harris
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Cleo Harris
 2014 Crossed the Line
Juice
 2014 The Last Piece (Short)
Phone Voice (voice)
 2014 Men, Money & Gold Diggers
Sandra WInslow
 2013 And Then... (Short)
Baybee
 2013 The Get Away (Short)
Lisa
 2012 Something Like a Butterfly (Short)
Vonda
 2012 Raising Izzie (TV Movie)
Tonya Freeman
 2012 Sugar Mommas (TV Movie)
Lynn
 2011/I Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love
Rochelle Richardson
 2010 5150 (Short)
Tj
 2008-2009 Lincoln Heights (TV Series)
Aunt Naomie / Naomi Bradshaw
- Bully for You (2009) ... Aunt Naomie
- Ode to Joy (2008) ... Naomi Bradshaw
 2009 Imagine That
Lori Strother
 2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Tallulah Lafitte
- Everybody Hates Bomb Threats (2009) ... Tallulah Lafitte
 2009 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Ambassador Olara Kumali
- Day Turns Into Knight (2009) ... Ambassador Olara Kumali
- Don't Stop the Knight (2009) ... Ambassador Olara Kumali
 2009 Contradictions of the Heart (Video)
Lea
 2008 Flirting with Forty (TV Movie)
Kristine
 2008 Hummingbird (Short)
Donya
 2007 Drawing Angel (Short)
Thulani
 2007 Ice Spiders (TV Movie)
Dr. April Sommers
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Crystal Stacy - 2007
- Shuffle, Ball Change (2007) ... Crystal Stacy - 2007
 2005 Gift for the Living (Short)
Voiceover
 2000-2004 Soul Food (TV Series)
Maxine Chadway
- Don't Think This Hasn't Been Fabulous (2004) ... Maxine Chadway
- Fear Eats the Soul (2004) ... Maxine Chadway
- In the Garden (2004) ... Maxine Chadway
- Take It to the Limit (2004) ... Maxine Chadway
- Love Me or Leave Me (2004) ... Maxine Chadway
 2003 Allergic to Nuts (Short)
Jennie
 2003 Black Listed (Video)
J.W.
 2002 Baby of the Family
Gloria
 2002 Like Mike
Pharmacist
 2002 Our America (TV Movie)
Sandra Williams (as Vanessa A. Williams)
 2001 Heavy Gear: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Sonja Briggs
- Gear Wars (2001) ... Sonja Briggs (voice)
- The Desert Duel (2001) ... Sonja Briggs (voice)
- Grudge Match (2001) ... Sonja Briggs (voice)
- Training a Dragon (2001) ... Sonja Briggs (voice)
- The Face-Off (2001) ... Sonja Briggs (voice)
 2000 Playing with Fire (TV Movie)
Riana Roberts
 2000 Punks
Jennifer
 1999 Incognito (TV Movie)
Wilhelmina Hunter
 1999 Total Recall 2070 (TV Series)
Dr. Violet Whims
- Self-Inflicted (1999) ... Dr. Violet Whims
 1998 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Nina
- Rent (1998) ... Nina
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Denise Clements
- Collateral Damage (1998) ... Denise Clements
 1997 A Woman of Color (TV Movie)
 1997/II Breakdown (Short)
 1997 Between Brothers (TV Series)
Rebecca
- The Interview (1997) ... Rebecca
 1997 Jungle Cubs (TV Series)
Trech
- The Ape That Would Be King (1997) ... Trech (voice)
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Grace Carr
- Divided Loyalty (1996) ... Dr. Grace Carr
- A Day in the Life (1996) ... Dr. Grace Carr
- Liar, Liar (1996) ... Dr. Grace Carr
- Liver Let Die (1996) ... Dr. Grace Carr
- Back to the Future (1996) ... Dr. Grace Carr
 1996 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Stephanie
- Big Brother Is Watching (1996) ... Stephanie
 1996/II Mother
Donna
 1995-1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Lila
- Chapter Twenty-Three (1996) ... Lila
- Chapter Twenty-Two (1996) ... Lila
- Chapter Twenty-One (1996) ... Lila
- Chapter Twenty (1996) ... (credit only)
- Chapter Nineteen (1996) ... Lila
 1996 Buddies (TV Series)
Janice Rollins
- Marry Me... Sort Of (1996) ... Janice Rollins
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Hellura
- Another Saturday Night (1995) ... Hellura
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Kira
- Don We Now Our Gay Apparel (1995) ... Kira
 1994 Drop Squad
Mali
 1992-1993 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Rhonda Blair
- Suspicious Minds (1993) ... Rhonda Blair
- State of Need (1993) ... Rhonda Blair (credit only)
- Carpe Diem (1993) ... Rhonda Blair (credit only)
- Pas de Trois (1993) ... Rhonda Blair (credit only)
- Pushing Boundaries (1993) ... Rhonda Blair
 1992 Candyman
Anne-Marie McCoy
 1989-1991 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Cheryl / Jade
- No More Mr. Nice Guy (1991) ... Cheryl
- Theo's Final Final (1991) ... Cheryl
- What He Did for Love (1989) ... Jade
- Theo's Women (1989) ... Jade
 1991 New Jack City
Keisha
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Vera
- Happily Ever After (1990) ... Vera
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
- Pilot (1989)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in a production of "Mule Bone". See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 22 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Vanessa A. Williams
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Personal Quote:

Of singer-actress Vanessa Williams, with whom she's frequently confused: "There's enough work for both of us." See more »

Trivia:

(April 16, 2018) Filed for divorce from her husband of 26 years Andre Wiseman. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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