|Vanessa Estelle Williams Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||May 12, 1963|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Vanessa Estelle Williams aka “Vanessa A. Williams” is an American actress who is prominently known for her role as Maxine Joseph–Chadway in Soul Food (2000–04), Keisha in New Jack City, Anne-Marie McCoy in the Candyman film series, and as Rhonda Blair in Melrose Place (1992–93).
Vanessa Estelle Williams
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Vanessa divides her time between Brooklyn and California.
Vanessa trained in acting at the High School of Performing Arts.
Later, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting and Business Management.
- Father – Verdell
- Siblings – Vanessa has 3 brothers.
- Others – Johnnie Mae Mungen (Grandmother)
Vanessa is represented by United Talent Agency.
Vanessa Estelle Williams’ net worth was $2 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Vanessa has dated –
- Andre Wiseman (1992-2018) – Vanessa got married to Andre Wiseman in November 1992. Together, the couple has 2 children named Omar Tafari (b. March 5, 1997) and Haile Zion Ali (b. November 11, 2003). However, they decided to legally part ways on April 16, 2018, after being in wedlock for almost 26 years.
Race / Ethnicity
Vanessa has African-American ancestry.
- Wide smile
- Heart-shaped face
Vanessa Estelle Williams Favorite Things
- Season On American Horror Story – Coven (2013-2014)
Source – The Daily Texan
Vanessa Estelle Williams Facts
- She was raised in Brooklyn, New York.
- Shortly after beginning her acting career, Williams was faced with a conflict of name with former Miss America, singer, and actress Vanessa Williams. Later, it was decided by the Screen Actors Guild that former Miss America would be professionally credited as Vanessa L. Williams.
- She made her debut TV show appearance in the pilot episode of Dream Street in 1989. Later, in 1991, she was cast in her first theatrical film titled New Jack City alongside the likes of actor Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, and Allen Payne.
- In 1992, Vanessa became the first and only African-American actress to play the main character in Melrose Place (1992-1993).
- Over the years, Vanessa has been able to trace her heritage back to Georgia and Virginia.
- Vanessa has had recurring roles in various TV shows including The Cosby Show, Chicago Hope, The Bay, and The Flash. On the other, a few of her film credits include New Jack City, Candyman, Like Mike, Our America, Flirting with Forty.
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