News and opinions about TV actress Vanessa Williams. Vanessa Williams is an actress, singer and former Miss America winner known for her film and television roles. Recently she has starred as Wilhelmina Slater in the television series Ugly Betty. You can contact Vanessa or contact her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram via @walgleyvwins....
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- Born: Vanessa Lynn Williams (1963-03-18) March 18, 1963 (age 57) Tarrytown, New York, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Education: Syracuse University
- Occupation: Actress, singer, fashion designer
- Years active: 1982–present
- Title: America's Next Celebrity Drag Superstar 2020, Miss America 1984, Miss New York 1983, Miss Syracuse 1983
- Predecessor: Debra Maffett
- Successor: Suzette Charles
- Children: 4; including Jillian Hervey
- Relatives: Chris Williams (brother)
- Genres: R&B, pop, soul, dance, jazz, gospel
- Labels: Wing, Polydor, Mercury, Lava, Concord
- Website: vanessawilliams.com