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Birth information

18 March 1963 Tarrytown, New York, USA

Given Name

Vanessa Lynn Williams

Nickname

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Ness
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How tall is Vanessa Williams?

1.68 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jim Skrip
Rick Fox
Ramon Hervey

Life Story of Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with a promise to "see you on Broadway". After winning a performing scholarship to Syracuse University, she left school and tried to make it in New York show business. She began entering beauty contests in 1984, eventually winning Miss New York and then becoming the first African-American Miss America. During her reign, some nude girl-girl photos, taken while she was in New York, surfaced in Penthouse magazine. Although the photos were taken before her beauty contest victories, she was forced to resign her crown. Many predicted that her future in show business was over. She went on to land a recording contract and released several albums, including "The Comfort Zone" and "The Sweetest Days".

Vanessa made her film debut in 1986 in Under the Gun (1988) and appeared in the films The Pick-up Artist (1987), Another You (1991) and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991). She...

Publications and Magazines about Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams (w/Helen Williams, Irene Zutell You Have No Idea - A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other). 2012
Suzanne Freedman Vanessa. 2000

What movies did Vanessa Williams play or participate?

Producers Filmography
And Then Came Love (2007) , Vanessa Williams Christmas: Live by Request (2004) , The Courage to Love (2000) , Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (1996) ,
Actors Filmography
The Horror of Dolores Roach , Bad Hair Zora, Happy Accident Sherri, T.O.T.S. (2019) Captain Beakman, Miss Virginia (2019) Sally Rae, Batman: Hush (2019) Amanda Waller, False Profits (2018) Suzanne, Milo Murphy's Law (2018) Dr. Eileen Underwood / Doctor Underwood, The Legend of Hallowaiian (2018) Fire Goddess, Me, Myself and I (2018)...

Birth information

18 March 1963 Tarrytown, New York, USA

Given Name

Vanessa Lynn Williams

Nickname

Van
Ness
V

How tall is Vanessa Williams?

1.68 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jim Skrip
Rick Fox
Ramon Hervey

Life Story of Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with a promise to "see you on Broadway". After winning a performing scholarship to Syracuse University, she left school and tried to make it in New York show business. She began entering beauty contests in 1984, eventually winning Miss New York and then becoming the first African-American Miss America. During her reign, some nude girl-girl photos, taken while she was in New York, surfaced in Penthouse magazine. Although the photos were taken before her beauty contest victories, she was forced to resign her crown. Many predicted that her future in show business was over. She went on to land a recording contract and released several albums, including "The Comfort Zone" and "The Sweetest Days".

Vanessa made her film debut in 1986 in Under the Gun (1988) and appeared in the films The Pick-up Artist (1987), Another You (1991) and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991). She...

Publications and Magazines about Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams (w/Helen Williams, Irene Zutell You Have No Idea - A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other). 2012
Suzanne Freedman Vanessa. 2000

What movies did Vanessa Williams play or participate?

Producers Filmography
And Then Came Love (2007) , Vanessa Williams Christmas: Live by Request (2004) , The Courage to Love (2000) , Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (1996) ,
Actors Filmography
The Horror of Dolores Roach , Bad Hair Zora, Happy Accident Sherri, T.O.T.S. (2019) Captain Beakman, Miss Virginia (2019) Sally Rae, Batman: Hush (2019) Amanda Waller, False Profits (2018) Suzanne, Milo Murphy's Law (2018) Dr. Eileen Underwood / Doctor Underwood, The Legend of Hallowaiian (2018) Fire Goddess, Me, Myself and I (2018)...

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Vanessa Williams in Modern Family (2009)

(November 17, 2003) Sang the National Anthem at Arnold Schwarzenegger's inauguration as Governor of California.

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Vanessa Williams and Nolan Gould in Modern Family (2009)

Celebrity spokesperson for Proactive Solution (Acne Medication).

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Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn in 666 Park Avenue (2012)

Turned down the role in Monster's Ball (2001), which later went to Halle Berry.

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Vanessa Williams and Ryan Tresser in The Quest - Die Serie (2014)

In 2007, she became one of the highest-paid spokespersons of all time in the world of infomercial products when she signed a $20-million contract with ProActive Solution.

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Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, and Vanessa Williams in Soul Food (1997)

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 19, 2007.

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Vanessa Williams in Eraser (1996)

Has a skin-care line called "Revitalistic" [2012].

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Vanessa Williams in Eraser (1996)

Currently living in Chappaqua, New York. [January 2009]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams in Eraser (1996)

Daughter Jillian Hervey is lead singer-dancer for "Lion Babe".

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Vanessa Williams and Kim Kardashian West in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselo

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Vanessa Williams in Partners in Crime (1984)

Was originally cast as Jane Toussaint in Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but was replaced by Tisha Campbell-Martin due to artistic differences.

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Vanessa Williams and Arthur Burghardt in Partners in Crime (1984)

Parents, Milton Williams and Helen Williams, were both music teachers.

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Dean Cain and Vanessa Williams in Futuresport - Kämpfe um dein Leben! (1998)

In 1981, she won a musical theatre scholarship to Syracuse University. However, she eventually lost those funds. That led to her entry in the Miss America pageant.

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Vanessa Williams and Sarah Hyland in Modern Family (2009)

Often confused with actress Vanessa Williams.

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Vanessa Williams and Sarah Hyland in Modern Family (2009)

Former Miss America 1984, resigned after nude photos surfaced in Penthouse magazine. The centerfold model for that issue was 16-year-old Traci Lords. Because Ms. Lords was underage, it is illegal to own or trade that issue of the magazine, unless the centerfold pictorial is removed.

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Vanessa Williams, Sarah Hyland, and Nolan Gould in Modern Family (2009)

Has four children: Melanie Hervey (b. 1987), Jillian Hervey (b. 1989), Devin Hervey (b. 1993) (with Ramon Hervey) and Sasha Fox (b. 2000) (with Rick Fox.

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Vanessa Williams and James Alan Hensz in Modern Family (2009)

Attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.

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Vanessa Williams and Sarah Hyland in Modern Family (2009)

Was introduced to husband Rick Fox by his then-girlfriend, model Tyra Banks. When his romance with Banks ended, Fox and Williams began dating.

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Vanessa Williams and Sarah Hyland in Modern Family (2009)

She and Rick Fox eloped to the Caribbean in the Summer of 1999, but promised family and friends they would re-tie the knot that Fall, which they did in a lavish ceremony at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City, followed by a gala reception at the St. Regis Hotel.

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Vanessa Williams, Sarah Hyland, and Nolan Gould in Modern Family (2009)

Did commercials for Radio Shack from 2001 with Howie Long and Ving Rhames, and, from 2003, husband Rick Fox. She also did spots for Crest, and a late-night infomercial for skin care product, Proactive Solution.

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Vanessa Williams and Sarah Hyland in Modern Family (2009)

Her runner-up, Suzette Charles, became the second African-American Miss America after her resignation.

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Vanessa Williams and Sarah Hyland in Modern Family (2009)

Older sister of Chris Williams.

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