Vanessa Williams

Birthday:

03/18/1963

Place of birth:

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. In 1994 she debut on Broadway in the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman.In 1995 she recorded Oscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas the song Colors of the Wind,which reached #4 on Billboard Hot 100. Williams's first acting role was as the star of the feature film Eraser in 1996. She also starred in the movies Soul Food, Dance with Me, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Shaft and Johnson Family Vacation. From 2006 to 2010 she played the role of self-absorbed diva and former supermodel Wilhelmina Slater in the ABC comedy series Ugly Betty. In 2009, Williams released her eighth studio album, The Real Thing. In 2010 she joined the ensemble cast of the series Desperate Housewives as spoiled rich woman Renee Perry. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vanessa L. Williams, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
as Amanda Waller (voice)
The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017)
as Carolyn
The Secret She Kept (2016)
as Beverly
Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat (2015)
as Julie LaVerne
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
as Jessie Mae Watts
He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
as Vanessa Williams
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
as Janice
Delhi Safari (2012)
as Begum (voice: English version)
A Mother's Love (2011)
as
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
as Vita
And Then Came Love (2007)
as Julie
Rehearsing a Dream (2006)
as
My Brother (2006)
as L'Tisha Morton
Broadway's Lost Treasures III - The Best of the Tony Awards (2005)
as Herself
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
as Dorothy Johnson
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
as
Keep the Faith, Baby (2002)
as Hazel Scott
Santa, Baby! (2001)
as Alicia (voice)
A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)
as Ebony Scrooge
Christmas is Coming: Rob Mathes & Very Special Friends (2000)
as Herself
Shaft (2000)
as Carmen Vasquez
Don Quixote (2000)
as Dulcinea / Aldonza
The Courage to Love (2000)
as Mother Henriette Delille
Light It Up (1999)
as Audrey McDonald
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
as Queen of Trash
Dance with Me (1998)
as Ruby Sinclair
Futuresport (1998)
as Alexandra 'Alex' Torres
Soul Food (1997)
as Teri
Hoodlum (1997)
as Francine Hughes
Eraser (1996)
as Lee Cullen
Bye Bye Birdie (1995)
as Rose Alvarez
Nothing Lasts Forever (1995)
as Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
as Lulu Daniels
Another You (1991)
as Gloria
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
as Terri Knight
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (1989)
as Valentine Hayward
Under the Gun (1988)
as Samantha Richards
The Pick-up Artist (1987)
as Rae, Girl with Dog
Not Black Enough ()
as
Singleholic ()
as Jackie Chisolm