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Vanessa Williams

American actress, singer and former Miss America

Vanessa Williams is ...


Born 18 March 1963 in The Bronx
Age 60 years

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Vanessa Lynn Williams
Father Milton Augustine Williams
Sibling Chris Williams
Spouse Rick Fox, Ramon Hervey II and Jim Skrip
Child Jillian Hervey and Sasha Fox
Occupation film actor, singer, stage actor, television actor, model, beauty pageant contestant, lyricist, actor, manufacturer, voice actor, songwriter and fashion designer
Nominated for Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Residence Chappaqua and Millwood
Height 1.68m (5'6")
Instrument voice
Net worth $28,000,000
Awards Theatre World Award, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and Mary Pickford Award
Genre soul music, pop music, jazz, contemporary R&B, dance music, rap and gospel music
Nickname Van, V and Ness
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Twitter username vwofficial
Instagram username vanessawilliamsofficial
Educated at Syracuse University and Horace Greeley High School
Eye color gray and blue
Hair color dark brown hair and brown hair

About Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams: From Miss America to Pop Icon

Vanessa Williams was born on March 18, 1963, in Tarrytown, New York. She grew up in a musical family and started playing the piano at the age of five. Williams attended Syracuse University, where she studied theater and music. In 1983, she made history by becoming the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America.

However, Williams' reign as Miss America was cut short when Penthouse magazine published unauthorized nude photos of her. Williams was forced to resign from her position, but she didn't let that setback define her career. Instead, she turned to music and acting.

In 1988, Williams released her debut album, "The Right Stuff," which spawned the hit single "Dreamin'." She followed up with the album "The Comfort Zone," which included the chart-topping single "Save the Best for Last." Williams continued to release successful albums throughout the 1990s and 2000s, including "The Sweetest Days" and "Everlasting Love."

Williams also made a name for herself as an actress, appearing in films like "Eraser" and "Soul Food." She also had a recurring role on the hit TV show "Desperate Housewives." In 2018, Williams made her Broadway debut in the musical "Into the Woods."

Throughout her career, Williams has won numerous awards, including Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards. She has also been an advocate for various causes, including HIV/AIDS awareness and education.

Williams' success as a singer and actress has made her a pop icon, but she has also been a trailblazer for women of color in the entertainment industry. She has inspired countless young women to pursue their dreams and not let setbacks define their careers.


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