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Vanessa Williams

Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous television series. She is best known for her roles as Anne-Marie McCoy in the 1992 horror film Candyman and Rhonda Blair in the first season of the television soap opera, Melrose Place. In 1995, she was also a series regular in the television series Murder One. Though not related, she is sometimes confused with American actress, singer, and former Miss America 1984 Vanessa L. Williams. Both women were also coincidentally born in New York in the same year. In addition, Vanessa A. Williams starred in the television soap opera, Soul Food (TV series), while Vanessa L. Williams starred in the original film Soul Food (film).

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May 12, 1963 In Brooklyn, New York
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Cosby Show 1984-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie Thriller 2018-09-23
Known For
Poster of The Flash
Poster of Cold Case
Poster of Shaft
Poster of Murder One
Movie Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Amanda Waller (voice) 2018-05-09
Movie Thriller Mrs. Walker 2018-09-23
Movie The Man from Earth: Holocene Carolyn 2017-06-10
Movie The Secret She Kept Beverly 2016-07-10
Series The Flash Francine West 2014-10-07
Movie When Marnie Was There Hisako (voice) 2014-07-19
Movie The Trip to Bountiful Jessie Mae Watts 2014-03-08
Movie Swim Little Fish Swim Naked Artist Throwing Ping Pong Balls on Mouse Traps 2014-01-22
Movie Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Janice 2013-03-29
Movie Raising Izzie Tonya 2013-08-06
Movie He's Way More Famous Than You Vanessa Williams 2013-05-10
Movie Delhi Safari Begum (voice: English version) 2012-10-19
Series 666 Park Avenue Olivia Doran 2012-09-30
Movie A Mother's Love 2011-02-22
Movie Imagine That Lori Strother 2009-06-19
Movie Contradictions of the Heart Lea 2009-06-01
Movie Hannah Montana: The Movie Vita 2009-04-10
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Flirting with Forty Kristine 2008-12-06
Movie Ice Spiders Dr. April Sommers 2007-01-01
Movie And Then Came Love Julie 2007-01-01
Series Ugly Betty Willhelmina Slater 2006-09-28
Movie Rehearsing a Dream 2006-08-25
Series South Beach Elizabeth Bauer 2006-01-11
Movie My Brother L'Tisha Morton 2006-01-01
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Witch (segment "Into the Woods") 2005-08-07
Movie Johnson Family Vacation Dorothy Johnson 2004-04-07
Series Desperate Housewives Renee Perry 2004-10-03
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Black Listed J.W. 2003-01-21
Movie Our America Sandra Williams 2002-07-28
Movie Like Mike Pharmacist 2002-07-03
Movie Santa, Baby! Alicia (voice) 2001-12-17
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie The Courage to Love Mother Henriette Delille 2000-01-24
Movie Don Quixote Dulcinea / Aldonza 2000-04-08
Movie A Diva's Christmas Carol Ebony Scrooge 2000-12-13
Movie Shaft Carmen Vasquez 2000-06-15
Movie Light It Up Audrey McDonald 1999-11-04
Movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Queen of Trash 1999-10-01
Movie Incognito Wilhelmina Hunter 1999-09-17
Series Total Recall 2070 Unknown 1999-01-05
Series L.A. Doctors Dr. Leanne Barrows 1998-09-21
Movie Dance with Me Ruby Sinclair 1998-08-21
Movie Futuresport Alexandra 'Alex' Torres 1998-01-09
Movie Soul Food Teri 1997-09-26
Series Between Brothers Unknown 1997-09-11
Movie Hoodlum Francine Hughes 1997-08-27
Series The Odyssey Calypso 1997-05-17
Series The Steve Harvey Show Unknown 1996-08-25
Series Buddies Unknown 1996-03-05
Movie Eraser Lee Cullen 1996-06-21
Series Malcolm & Eddie Unknown 1996-08-26
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Jungle Cubs 1996-10-05
Movie Mother Donna 1996-12-25
Movie Bye Bye Birdie Rose Alvarez 1995-12-03
Movie Nothing Lasts Forever Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter 1995-11-04
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-20
Movie Drop Squad Mali 1994-10-28
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Living Single Unknown 1993-08-29
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Suzanne de Passe 1992-11-15
Movie Candyman Anne-Marie McCoy 1992-09-11
Movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Lulu Daniels 1991-08-23
Movie Another You Gloria 1991-07-26
Movie New Jack City Keisha 1991-03-08
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Terri Knight 1990-05-20
Movie Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Valentine Hayward 1989-01-01
Movie Under the Gun Samantha Richards 1988-04-25
Movie The Pick-up Artist Rae, Girl with Dog 1987-09-18
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20