Vanessa Williams

Actor · Executive Producer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 76
Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that... read more

Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing now "iconic" unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue. Amid growing media controversy and scrutiny, Williams resigned as Miss America in July 1984, and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles. Thirty-two years later, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell offered her a public apology for the events of 1984.

Birth Name

Vanessa Lynn Williams

Born

Monday, 18 March 1963

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Actress Filmography

Queen of the Universe Self - Judge 2021
Girls5eva Nance Trace 2021
Kenan Tasha 2021
One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Self 2020
Bad Hair Zora 2020
There She Is Self 2020
The Drew Barrymore Show Self - Guest 2020
Difficult People Trish 2020
A Capitol Fourth Self - Host 2020
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Self - Special Guest 2020
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Actress Filmography

Queen of the Universe Self - Judge 2021
Girls5eva Nance Trace 2021
Kenan Tasha 2021
One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Self 2020
Bad Hair Zora 2020
There She Is Self 2020
The Drew Barrymore Show Self - Guest 2020
Difficult People Trish 2020
A Capitol Fourth Self - Host 2020
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Self - Special Guest 2020
Twenties Angela 2020
Miss Virginia Sally Rae 2019
First Wives Club Nancy 2019
Tamron Hall Self 2019
Batman: Hush Amanda Waller (voice) / Amanda Waller 2019
T.O.T.S. Captain Beakman, Captain Beakman / Bianca's Mother 2019
American Style Self 2019
The Legend of Hallowaiian Fire Goddess / Fire Goddess (voice) 2018
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Amanda Waller (voice) / Amanda Waller 2018
Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Self - Performer 2018
The Man from Earth: Holocene Carolyn 2017
Me, Myself and I Kelly Frasier 2017
Daytime Divas Maxine Robinson 2017
Not Black Enough Self 2017
Famous in Love Ida Turner 2017
Milo Murphy's Law Dr. Eileen Underwood, Eileen Underwood, Doctor Underwood 2016
Match Game Self - Celebrity Panelist 2016
The $100,000 Pyramid Self - Celebrity Player 2016
When Marnie Was There Hisako 2014
The Trip to Bountiful Jessie Mae Watts 2014
Broad City Elizabeth Carlton 2014
The Librarians General Cynthia Rockwell 2013
The Queen Latifah Show Self - Guest 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
The Real Self 2013
He's Way More Famous Than You Vanessa Williams 2013
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Janice 2013
The Broadway.com Show Self 2013
The Haunting Of Self 2012
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Self - Guest Judge 2012
Delhi Safari Begum 2012
666 Park Avenue Olivia Doran 2012
The Mindy Project Dr. Phillips 2012
Larry King Now Herself - Guest 2012
Bethenny Self 2012
CBS This Morning Self - Guest 2012
Project Runway All Stars Self - Guest Judge 2012
Kitchen Cousins Self 2011
The Chew Herself - Guest 2011
Tim Alexander's A Mother's Love Rochelle Richardson 2011
Oprah's Master Class Self 2011
The Talk Self - Guest Co-Host, Self - Guest, Self 2010
Who Do You Think You Are? Self 2010
Talk Stoop Self - Guest 2009
Let's Make a Deal Self 2009
Modern Family Rhonda 2009
The Good Wife Courtney Paige 2009
The Dr. Oz Show Self - Guest, Herself, Self 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self - Guest 2009
Royal Pains Olympia Houston 2009
Hannah Montana: The Movie Vita 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Herself - Guest (as Vanessa L. Williams) 2009
RuPaul's Drag Race Self - Guest Judge, Self 2009
The Wendy Williams Show Self - Guest 2008
Baisden After Dark Herself 2007
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies Mama Mirabelle 2007
Phineas and Ferb Flight Attendant 2007
The 61st Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 2007
Shear Genius Self - Celebrity Judge 2007
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards Self - Presenter 2007
Lincoln Heights Naomi Bradshaw, Aunt Naomie 2007
And Then Came Love Julie 2007
Ugly Betty Willhelmina Slater, Wilhelmina Slater 2006
Rachael Ray Self - Guest 2006
Rehearsing a Dream Self 2006
South Beach Elizabeth Bauer 2006
My Brother L'Tisha Morton 2006
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Performer 2005
The Tyra Banks Show Self - Guest 2005
Black in the 80s Self 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Herself - Guest (as Vanessa L. Williams) 2005
Christmas in Washington 2004
Fashion News Live Herself 2004
Desperate Housewives Renee Perry 2004
The Tony Danza Show Self - Guest 2004
The Insider Herself, Herself (archive footage) 2004
Johnson Family Vacation Dorothy Johnson 2004
Fashion in Focus Self 2003
Cold Case Crystal Stacy - 2007 2003
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Self 2003
A Century of Black Cinema Self 2003
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Reader 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself - Guest 2003
Boomtown Detective Katherine Pierce 2002
The 56th Annual Tony Awards Self - Nominee & Performer 2002
Cool Women Herself 2002
Fashion Police Self - Guest 2002
Keep the Faith, Baby Hazel Scott 2002
It's Black Entertainment Host / Self - Host 2002
Santa, Baby! Alicia / Alicia (voice) 2001
The Proud Family Debra 2001
WW 3 M.J. Blake 2001
A Diva's Christmas Carol Ebony Scrooge 2000
Shaft Carmen Vasquez 2000
Don Quixote Dulcinea / Aldonza 2000
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 2000
The Courage to Love Mother Henriette Delille 2000
Light It Up Audrey McDonald 1999
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Queen of Trash 1999
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Self - Celebrity Contestant 1999
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Self - Celebrity Question Presenter 2002
I'll Make Me a World Self - Narrator 1999
Futuresport Alexandra 'Alex' Torres / Alex Torres 1998
L.A. Doctors Dr. Leanne Barrows 1998
Dance with Me Ruby Sinclair 1998
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1998
Soul Food Teri 1997
Ally McBeal Sheila Hunt 1997
Hoodlum Francine Hughes / Francine Hughes (as Vanessa L. Williams) 1997
The View Herself - Guest, Self - Guest 1997
The Odyssey Calypso 1997
Eraser Lee Cullen / Lee 1996
The 68th Annual Academy Awards Self - Performer 1996
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1996
Bye Bye Birdie Rose Alvarez 1995
Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter 1995
MADtv Herself 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Beauty 1995
Chicago Hope Dr. Grace Carr 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage), Self 1994
The 48th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1994
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Presenter 1994
David Foster's Christmas Album Self 1993
NYPD Blue Kira 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself - Guest 1993
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Performer 1993
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Arandis 1993
The Jacksons: An American Dream Suzanne de Passe 1992
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Self - Co-Host 1992
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Lulu Daniels 1991
Another You Gloria 1991
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards Self 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Danny Mitchell 1990
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Terri Knight 1990
The Kid Who Loved Christmas Lynette Parks 1990
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards Self 1989
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Valentine Hayward 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Herself - Guest 1989
Inside Edition Self - Former Miss America 1988
American Experience Self 1988
Sidewalks Entertainment Self - Guest 1988
Under the Gun Samantha Richards 1988
The Pick-up Artist Rae, Girl with Dog / Rae 1987
Showtime at the Apollo Herself - Musical Guest 1987
Biography Self 1987
The Redd Foxx Show Jessica 1986
He's the Mayor Self 1986
Motown Returns to the Apollo Self 1985
Super Password Self - Celebrity Contestant, Herself - Celebrity Contestant 1984
Partners in Crime Roselle Robins 1984
Salute to Lady Liberty Self 1984
T.J. Hooker Officer Pat Williamson 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
The Love Boat Herself, Miss America 1984, Pearl 1977
Live from Lincoln Center Graduates / Off Stage Voices, Julie LaVerne 1976
Saturday Night Live Herself - Musical Guest, Self - Musical Guest / The Kwanzettes 1975
Soul Train Self 1971
Great Performances Self, Self - Host 1971
Evening at Pops Self 1970
Sesame Street Self 1969
Top of the Pops Herself - Musical Guest 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962

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Producer Filmography

2009 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2007 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
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