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Vanessa Williams (V)

Actress | Soundtrack | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Ugly Betty (2006-2010) | Shaft (2000) | Eraser (1996)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 35 nominations More »
AKA 
Miss America 1984 | Vanessa L. Williams | Vanessa Lynn Williams | Vanessa L Williams  Less
NICKNAMEs  
Van, Ness, V
BORN 
Mar 18, 1963 (age 54)
HEIGHT 
5' 6" (1.68m)

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Past Film & Video (34 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (64 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Gershwin Prize for Popular SongGershwin Prize for Popular Song (TV Movie) Performer  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for The 25 Songs of ChristmasThe 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) Performer ("What Child Is This? (1580)")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Modern FamilyModern Family (TV Series) Rhonda ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for Milo Murphy's LawMilo Murphy's Law (TV Series) Dr. Eileen Underwood ( 3 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017 3
  • Primary photo for Difficult PeopleDifficult People (TV Series) Trish ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for Daytime DivasDaytime Divas (TV Series) Maxine Robinson ( 10 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 10
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  • Primary photo for The LibrariansThe Librarians (TV Series) General Cynthia Rockwell ( 4 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017 4
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  • Primary photo for Lip Sync BattleLip Sync Battle (TV Series) Performer ("Save the Best for Last") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Broad CityBroad City (TV Series) Elizabeth Carlton ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Game Over (Mar 2, 2016) Elizabeth Carlton  Less
  • Primary photo for The Good WifeThe Good Wife (TV Series) Courtney Paige ( 4 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015 4
    • KSR (Dec 13, 2015) Courtney Paige  Less
    • Discovery (Nov 29, 2015) Courtney Paige  Less
    • Restraint (Nov 22, 2015) Courtney Paige  Less
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  • Primary photo for Live from Lincoln CenterLive from Lincoln Center (TV Series) Julie LaVerne / Graduates / Off Stage Voices ( 2 episodes, 1979–2015 )  Less 1979–2015 2
  • Primary photo for Royal PainsRoyal Pains (TV Series) Olympia Houston ( 2 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015 2
  • Primary photo for The Mindy ProjectThe Mindy Project (TV Series) Dr. Phillips ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Fantasy LifeFantasy Life (TV Movie) Terry  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Trip to BountifulThe Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie) Jessie Mae Watts  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 666 Park Avenue666 Park Avenue (TV Series) Olivia Doran ( 13 episodes, 2012–2013 )  Less 2012–2013 13
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  • Primary photo for New GirlNew Girl (TV Series) Performer ("Save the Best for Last") ( 2 episodes, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2012 2
    • Parents (Nov 20, 2012) Performer ("Save the Best for Last") (uncredited)  Less
    • Kryptonite (Sep 27, 2011) Performer ("Save the Best for Last") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb (TV Series) Flight Attendant ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Desperate HousewivesDesperate Housewives (TV Series) Renee Perry ( 46 episodes, 2010–2012 ) , Performer ("My Funny Valentine") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Performer ("Amazing Grace") ( 1 episode, 2012 ) , Performer ("Happy Birthday, Mr. President") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010–2012 46
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  • Primary photo for Pan AmPan Am (TV Series) Performer ("The Sweetest Days") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Secrets and Lies (Jan 8, 2012) Performer ("The Sweetest Days")  Less
  • Primary photo for RuPaul's Drag RaceRuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) Performer ("The Right Stuff") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Herself - Guest Judge ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • The Queen Who Mopped X-Mas (Jan 24, 2011) Herself - Guest Judge, Performer ("The Right Stuff")  Less
  • Primary photo for Ugly BettyUgly Betty (TV Series) Wilhelmina Slater ( 85 episodes, 2006–2010 ) , Performer ("Maneater", "She Acts Like A Woman Should") ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Performer ("Rise and Shine") ( 1 episode, 2007 ) , Performer ("The Way We Were") ( 1 episode, 2007 ) , Performer ("The Man That Got Away") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2006–2010 85
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  • Primary photo for Mama Mirabelle's Home MoviesMama Mirabelle's Home Movies (TV Series) Mama Mirabelle ( 28 episodes, 2007–2008 )  Less 2007–2008 28
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  • Primary photo for Patinando por un sueñoPatinando por un sueño (TV Series) Performer ("Colors of the Wind") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for The Beautiful World of Ugly BettyThe Beautiful World of Ugly Betty (TV Movie) Narrator / Wilhelmina Slater  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for South BeachSouth Beach (TV Series) Elizabeth Bauer ( 8 episodes, 2006 )  Less 2006 8
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  • Primary photo for Vanessa Williams Christmas: Live by RequestVanessa Williams Christmas: Live by Request (TV Special) Herself, Executive Producer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Beck and CallBeck and Call (TV Short) Zoe  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for BoomtownBoomtown (TV Series) Detective Katherine Pierce ( 6 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003 6
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  • Primary photo for The Proud FamilyThe Proud Family (TV Series) Debra ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for The 56th Annual Tony AwardsThe 56th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee & Performer, Performer ("Into the Woods", "Children Will Listen")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Ally McBealAlly McBeal (TV Series) Sheila Hunt ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Keep the Faith, BabyKeep the Faith, Baby (TV Movie) Hazel Scott  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Santa, Baby!Santa, Baby! (TV Movie) Alicia (voice)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for WW 3WW 3 (TV Movie) M.J. Blake (as Vanessa L. Williams)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for A Diva's Christmas CarolA Diva's Christmas Carol (TV Movie) Ebony Scrooge  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Our Favorite Things: Christmas in ViennaOur Favorite Things: Christmas in Vienna (TV Special) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Through the Eyes of a Child")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Don QuixoteDon Quixote (TV Movie) Dulcinea / Aldonza  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Courage to LoveThe Courage to Love (TV Movie) Mother Henriette Delille, Executive Producer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for L.A. DoctorsL.A. Doctors (TV Series) Dr. Leanne Barrows ( 3 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999 3
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Herself - Musical Guest ( 2 episodes, 1992–1998 ) , Performer ("Adeste Fideles") ( 1 episode, 1998 ) , Performer ("Save the Best for Last", "The Comfort Zone") ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992–1998 2
    • Alec Baldwin/Luciano Pavarotti, Vanessa Williams (Dec 12, 1998) Herself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Adeste Fideles") (uncredited)  Less
    • Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (May 16, 1992) Herself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Save the Best for Last", "The Comfort Zone") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for FuturesportFuturesport (TV Movie) Alex Torres (as Vanessa L. Williams)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The OdysseyThe Odyssey (TV Series) Calypso ( 2 episodes, 1997 )  Less 1997 2
  • Primary photo for Star Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) Arandis ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for The 68th Annual Academy AwardsThe 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Colors of the Wind")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New YorkVanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (TV Movie) Herself, Executive Producer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Performer ("Save the Best For Last") ( 1 episode, 1995 ) , Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • Episode dated 20 March 1995 (Mar 20, 1995) Herself - Guest, Performer ("Save the Best For Last")  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Performer ("Why Was I Born?") ( 1 episode, 1995 ) , Herself ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Bye Bye BirdieBye Bye Birdie (TV Movie) Rose Alvarez, Performer ("An English Teacher", "A Healthy, Normal American Boy", "Let's Settle Down", "What Did I Ever See in Him?", "Spanish Rose", "Rosie")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Nothing Lasts ForeverNothing Lasts Forever (TV Movie) Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for People: A Musical CelebrationPeople: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) Soundtrack ("Under the Same Sun")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Beauty ( 1 episode, 1995 ) , Performer ("Wave Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
    • Beauty and the Beast (1995) Beauty (voice), Performer ("Wave Goodbye")  Less
  • Primary photo for Beavis and Butt-HeadBeavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) Performer ("Work to Do") ( 1 episode, 1993 )  Less 1993 1
    • Car Wash (Sep 6, 1993) Performer ("Work to Do")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Danny Mitchell ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Stompin' at the SavoyStompin' at the Savoy (TV Movie) Pauline  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Jacksons: An American DreamThe Jacksons: An American Dream (TV Series) Suzanne de Passe ( 2 episodes, 1992 )  Less 1992 2
  • Primary photo for Seriously... Phil CollinsSeriously... Phil Collins (TV Movie) Rachel - TV Executive  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced SingerPerry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie) Terri Knight  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Kid Who Loved ChristmasThe Kid Who Loved Christmas (TV Movie) Lynette Parks  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes ScandalFull Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (TV Movie) Valentine Hayward  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Pearl ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for T.J. HookerT.J. Hooker (TV Series) Officer Pat Williamson ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The Redd Foxx ShowThe Redd Foxx Show (TV Series) Jessica ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Partners in CrimePartners in Crime (TV Series) Roselle Robins ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984 1
    • Celebrity (Sep 22, 1984) Roselle Robins  Less
Self (182 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (18 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 8 episodes, 2005–2016 )  Less 2005–2016
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  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself ( 3 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Inside EditionInside Edition (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for TV's Nastiest VillainsTV's Nastiest Villains (TV Movie) Wilhelmina Slater (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for RuPaul's Drag RaceRuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
    • Reunited! (May 6, 2013) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Al rojo vivo con María CelesteAl rojo vivo con María Celeste (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Beauty of Ugly BettyThe Beauty of Ugly Betty (TV Movie) Wilhelmina Slater (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for La imagen de tu vidaLa imagen de tu vida (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
    • Episode #1.3 (Sep 28, 2006) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cinema milCinema mil (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
    • Episode #1.9 (Sep 10, 2005) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Herself - Performer ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for A Century of Black CinemaA Century of Black Cinema (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Dorothy Dandridge: An American BeautyDorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 (TV Special) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
    • Miss America (Jan 27, 2002) Herself (archive footage)  Less

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