Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

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 involving nude photographs 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, and spawned the number-one hit, "Save the Best for Last." In 1994 she debuted on Broadway in the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman. In 1995 she recorded the Oscar-winner for Best Original Song, "Colors of the Wind," from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas. It went on to reach #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Williams's first major movie 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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Tarrytown, New York, USA
    Birthday
    3/18/1963
A Diva's Christmas Carol
A Diva's Christmas Carol
6.1
Soul Food
Soul Food
6.4
And Then Came Love
And Then Came Love
5.7
My Brother
My Brother
4.7
Dance with Me
Dance with Me
6.9
The Courage to Love
The Courage to Love
6.4
Rehearsing a Dream
0
It's Black Entertainment
8
The Legend of Hallowaiian
The Legend of Hallowaiian
8.2
Vanessa Williams: Live From the West Side
Vanessa Williams: Live From the West Side
0
Shaft: Still the Man
6
Afrocentricity
0
Shaft
Shaft
6
Eraser
Eraser
6.1
Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie
5.9
Futuresport
Futuresport
4.4
Light It Up
Light It Up
6.6
Johnson Family Vacation
Johnson Family Vacation
5.5
The Trip to Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful
5.9
Under the Gun
Under the Gun
5.5
Christmas is Coming: Rob Mathes & Very Special Friends
10
The Man from Earth: Holocene
The Man from Earth: Holocene
5.5
Keep the Faith, Baby
Keep the Faith, Baby
5.8
Not Black Enough
Not Black Enough
7.5
Stompin' at the Savoy
Stompin' at the Savoy
0
Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space
Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space
2
Hoodlum
Hoodlum
6.3
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
6.2
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal
5.1
Nothing Lasts Forever
Nothing Lasts Forever
6
Santa, Baby!
Santa, Baby!
4.3
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
6
The Secret She Kept
The Secret She Kept
6.8
Singleholic
Singleholic
0
Happy Clothes: A Film About Patricia Field
Happy Clothes: A Film About Patricia Field
0
A Mother's Love
0
Another You
Another You
5.4
Show Boat
Show Boat
0
Miss Virginia
Miss Virginia
8.2
Bad Hair
Bad Hair
5.8
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
7.1
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
6.3
The Pick-up Artist
The Pick-up Artist
5.6
Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
6.6
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer
7.3
Score with Chicks
Score with Chicks
0
Christmas in Washington
Christmas in Washington
0
Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards
Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards
7.2
Pavarotti & Friends - For the Children of Liberia
Pavarotti & Friends - For the Children of Liberia
0
He's Way More Famous Than You
He's Way More Famous Than You
4
Tripped Up
Tripped Up
5.5
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
0
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah Montana: The Movie
6.6
The Kid Who Loved Christmas
The Kid Who Loved Christmas
6.7
WW 3
WW 3
5.6
Batman: Hush
Batman: Hush
7.2
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
5.9
The 7th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest
The 7th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest
0
Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best
Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway's Best
2
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