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Cress Williams Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Cress Williams Quick Info
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth July 26, 1970
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Kristen Torrianni​

Cress Williams is an American actor who burst into the spotlight after playing the recurring role of Terrence ‘Scooter’ Williams in the television sitcom on the Fox network named Living Single (1993-1998). He gained further recognition by starring in various other TV shows like the medical drama ER (1998-2008), and by getting featured in a number of films including the satirical comedy-drama Little Black Book (2004). Williams has amassed more than 160k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Cress Williams

Nick Name


Cress Williams in October 2017
Cress Williams in October 2017 (Cress Williams / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany





He went to Fullerton College where, in spite of it being a two-year college, he had stayed for 4 years in order to hone his craft. After that, he attended the University of California in Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.




He has been represented by Agency for the Performing Arts.



Cress Williams enjoying his workout time in June 2017
Cress Williams enjoying his workout time in June 2017 (Cress Williams / Instagram)


6 ft 4 in or 193 cm


85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Simbi Khali​ (2000-2011)​ – He married actress, singer, and songwriter Simbi in Malibu in California on October 14, 2000. They had 2 children together. The couple got divorced in June 2011.
  2. Kristen Torrianni​ (2013-Present) – He tied the knot with Kristen Torrianni on June 15, 2013. Williams and Torrianni also have 2 children together.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Tattoos on his body
  • Tall stature

Cress Williams Favorite Things

  • Roles He Has Played – Ornette Howard on Friday Night Lights, Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning on Black Lightning

SourceCheat Sheet

Cress Williams in January 2020 after wrapping up on the 3rd season of Black Lightning
Cress Williams in January 2020 after wrapping up on the 3rd season of Black Lightning (Cress Williams / Instagram)

Cress Williams Facts

  1. Shortly after his birth, he had shifted to Chicago. He had then moved with his mother to California at the age of 3 and then spent the majority of his childhood in Orange County.
  2. Cress had grown up watching television along with some films. After he graduated high school, he knew that he wanted to go to college as nobody in his family had. He had made up his mind that he would attend college and be a theater major.
  3. While attending college, he had performed in more than 20 plays that included Othello, The Elephant Man, and Red Noses. His film and television career had started near the end of his college years.
  4. Williams has recalled that not only had he cherished his character in the sports drama television series Friday Night Lights (2010-2011), he had also adored how the actors were given the freedom to improvise and cut out lines. It had been an actor’s dream as the goal was only to do the best possible, to bring the character as well as the scenes to life.
  5. He has considered one of his most-loved moments of shooting to have been a particular scene in season 5 of Friday Night Lights, that he had filmed with Kyle Chandler. His character was telling Chandler’s character that he was in charge. Chandler had cut half of his lines and Cress had got totally inspired by his fellow actor’s complete lack of ego. He has disclosed that his colleague’s lack of ego went on to form the way Williams acted and conducted himself always, after that.
  6. Cress has essayed the same character of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning in the 3 different TV series – The Flash (2019, 2021), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2020), and Black Lightning (2018-2021).

Featured Image by Cress Williams / Instagram

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