Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Highest Rated: 91% When Marnie Was There (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% Another You (1991)

Birthday: Mar 18, 1963

Birthplace: Tarrytown, New York, USA

A multi-faceted performer possessing both stunning looks and immense talent, Vanessa Williams found success in nearly every arm of the entertainment industry. Overcoming scandal and the loss of the Miss America title in 1984, due to a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, Williams' strength of character, grace and talent helped establish her as a sought-after vocalist and actress. As a Grammy-nominated singer, she released eight albums, selling over four million copies worldwide. As an actress, Williams starred on Broadway, television and in feature films. On stage, she turned in a Tony-nominated performance in "Into the Woods;" on the big screen, she starred in numerous films including "Eraser" (1996), "Soul Food" (1997), "Shaft" (2000) and "Johnson Family Vacation" (2004). With a career that spanned two decades, Williams established herself as a leading talent across the board, proving her staying power by returning to television as Wilhelmina Slater on the hit ABC series "Ugly Betty" (2006-2010). She furthered her stature on the small screen after joining the cast of the long-running hit, "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-12), once again proving that Williams was capable of translating her talents to just about any medium.

Highest rated movies

Soul Food
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Shaft
The Pick-Up Artist
Dance With Me
Miss Virginia The Man From Earth: Holocene
Hannah Montana: The Movie

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet There She Is Self - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams Unknown (Character) - 2020
50% 82% Miss Virginia Sally Rae (Character) - 2019
88% 68% Batman: Hush Amanda Waller (Voice) - 2019
No Score Yet 38% Legend of Hallowaiian Fire Goddess (Voice) - 2018
50% 55% The Man From Earth: Holocene Carolyn (Character) $5.5K 2017
91% 88% When Marnie Was There Hisako (Voice) $314.3K 2014
No Score Yet 56% The Trip to Bountiful Jessie Mae Watts (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic Narrator - 2014
No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Janice (Character) $52.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delhi Safari Begam (Voice) - 2012
43% 67% Hannah Montana: The Movie Vita (Character) $79.6M 2009
17% 32% And Then Came Love Julie (Character) - 2007
30% 65% My Brother L'Tisha Morton (Character) $28.6K 2006
6% 44% Johnson Family Vacation Dorothy Johnson (Character) $31.2M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa, Baby Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep the Faith, Baby Hazel Scott (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 36% WW3 M.J. Blake (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 58% The Courage to Love Mother Henriette Delille (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2000
No Score Yet 59% A Diva's Christmas Carol Ebony Scrooge (Character) - 2000
67% 41% Shaft Carmen Vasquez (Character) $70.3M 2000
No Score Yet 37% Don Quixote Dulcinea / Aldonza (Character) - 2000
39% 75% Light It Up Audrey McDonald (Character) $5.9M 1999
77% 64% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Queen of Trash (Character) $11.6M 1999
51% 67% Dance With Me Ruby Sinclair (Character) $15.9M 1998
No Score Yet 23% Futuresport Alex Torres (Character) - 1998
43% 65% Hoodlum Francine Hughes (Character) $23.5M 1997
81% 86% Soul Food Teri (Character) $43.5M 1997
No Score Yet 60% The Odyssey Unknown (Character) - 1997
38% 39% Eraser Lee Cullen (Character) $101.3M 1996
No Score Yet 39% Bye Bye Birdie Rose Alvarez (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stompin' at the Savoy Pauline (Character) - 1992
5% 33% Another You Gloria (Character) $2.5M 1991
25% 65% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Lulu Daniels (Character) $7.0M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Terri Knight (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid Who Loved Christmas Lynette Parks (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 80% Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Valentine Hayward (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Under the Gun Samantha Richards (Character) - 1989
61% 37% The Pick-Up Artist Rae, Girl with Dog (Character) $11.6M 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.O.T.S. Captain Beakman (Voice) 2019-2022
No Score Yet 50% Queen of the Universe Judge 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007-2009 2012-2013 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2010 2012-2013 2017 2019-2020
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc McStuffins Delilah (Guest Voice) 2017 2019
No Score Yet 70% Project Runway All Stars Guest 2019
63% 88% Me, Myself & I Kelly Frasier (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Days of our Lives Unknown (Character) 2017
85% 89% Modern Family Rhonda (Guest Star) 2017
96% 86% Difficult People Trish (Guest Star) 2017
60% 94% Daytime Divas Maxine Robinson (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014 2017
89% 88% The Quest Gen. Cynthia Rockwell (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2008-2012 2016
99% 86% Broad City Elizabeth Carlton (Guest Star) 2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Courtney Paige (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2015
86% 84% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2009 2014
58% 74% 666 Park Avenue Olivia Doran (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Renee Perry (Character) 2010-2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010 2012
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
97% 87% Ugly Betty Wilhelmina Slater (Character) 2006-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Contestant 2009
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Tallulah Lafitte (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Mirabella Unknown (Voice) 2007-2008
15% No Score Yet South Beach Elizabeth Bauer (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
96% No Score Yet Boomtown Unknown (Character) 2003
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1992 1998
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Arandis (Guest Star) 1996
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995
No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Rhonda Blair (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Roselle Robins (Guest Star) 1984