Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams

Gender

Female

Known Credits

12

Vanessa Williams

Date of Birth: Mar 18, 1963

Birthplace: Tarrytown, New York, USA

 

 

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is 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.

Known For

Filmography

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

as Jessie Mae Watts

2014

South Beach

South Beach

as Elizabeth Bauer

2006

Johnson Family Vacation

Johnson Family Vacation

as Dorothy Johnson

2004

A Diva's Christmas Carol

A Diva's Christmas Carol

as Ebony Scrooge

2000

Shaft

Shaft

as Carmen Vasquez

2000

Dance With Me

Dance With Me

as Ruby Sinclair

1998

Futuresport

Futuresport

as Alexandra 'Alex' Torres

1998

The Good Wife

The Good Wife

as  Courtney Paige

1969