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Vanessa Williams

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.

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Mar 18, 1963 In Tarrytown, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hart am Wind 1970-06-25
Latest Project:
Movie Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay 2018-03-27
Known For
Poster of Hannah Montana: The Movie
Poster of Ugly Betty
Poster of Desperate Housewives
Movie Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Amanda Waller (voice) 2018-03-27
Movie The Man from Earth: Holocene Carolyn 2017-06-10
Movie I Smile Back 2015-10-23
Movie Shark Lake Dr. April Sommers 2015-10-02
Movie Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014-11-14
Movie The Waldgeist & Me 2014-07-24
Movie When Marnie Was There Hisako (voice) 2014-07-19
Movie The Trip to Bountiful Jessie Mae Watts 2014-03-08
Movie Swim Little Fish Swim Naked Artist Throwing Ping Pong Balls on Mouse Traps 2014-01-22
Movie Raising Izzie Tonya 2013-08-06
Movie Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict Alicia (voice) 2013-05-24
Movie He's Way More Famous Than You Vanessa Williams 2013-05-10
Movie Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Janice 2013-03-29
Movie The Floating Shadow Lulu Daniels 2012-02-17
Movie I Still Adore You Sandra Williams 2012-08-17
Movie Delhi Safari Begum (voice: English version) 2012-10-19
Series 666 Park Avenue Olivia Doran 2012-09-30
Movie A Mother's Love 2011-02-22
Movie Gnomeo & Juliet Begum (voice: English version) 2011-01-13
Movie Imagine That Lori Strother 2009-06-19
Movie Contradictions of the Heart Lea 2009-06-01
Movie Break Julie 2009-05-01
Movie Hannah Montana: The Movie Vita 2009-04-10
Movie Flirting with Forty Kristine 2008-12-06
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Series Shear Genius Unknown 2007-04-11
Movie And Then Came Love Julie 2007-01-01
Movie Ice Spiders Dr. April Sommers 2007-01-01
Movie My Brother L'Tisha Morton 2006-01-01
Series Ugly Betty Willhelmina Slater 2006-09-28
Movie Rehearsing a Dream 2006-08-25
Movie Boss Samantha Richards 2006-09-27
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Witch (segment "Into the Woods") 2005-08-07
Series Desperate Housewives Renee Perry 2004-10-03
Movie Johnson Family Vacation Dorothy Johnson 2004-04-07
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie At Home with the Rozes Mali 2003-04-02
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Black Listed J.W. 2003-01-21
Series The Bachelorette Unknown 2003-01-08
Series Boomtown Unknown 2002-09-29
Movie Pride 22: Beasts From The East 2 L'Tisha Morton 2002-09-29
Movie Hell Asylum Dr. April Sommers 2002-05-13
Movie Santa, Baby! Alicia (voice) 2001-12-17
Movie A Diva's Christmas Carol Ebony Scrooge 2000-12-13
Movie Don quichotte Lady Dulcinea 2000-10-23
Movie Shaft Carmen Vasquez 2000-06-15
Movie Big Momma's House Lee Cullen 2000-05-31
Movie The Courage to Love Mother Henriette Delille 2000-01-24
Movie Light It Up Audrey McDonald 1999-11-04
Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Queen of Trash 1999-10-01
Movie Incognito Wilhelmina Hunter 1999-09-17
Series Days Like These 1999-02-12
Movie Hoodlum Francine Hughes 1997-08-27
Movie Under the Gun Samantha Richards 1988-04-25
Movie The Pick-up Artist Rae, Girl with Dog 1987-09-18
Movie Hart am Wind Ruby Sinclair 1970-06-25