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Vanessa Williams



Vanessa Lynn Williams est une actrice, chanteuse, productrice et mannequin de nationalité américaine, née le 18 mars 1963 dans le Bronx, New York (États-Unis). Elle est couronnée Miss America 1984 (elle est officiellement élue à Atlantic City le 17 septembre 1983), c’est la première fois que ce titre revient à une Africaine-Américaine.

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1988 : The Right Stuff
1991 : The Comfort Zone
1995 : The Sweetest Days
1996 : Star Bright
1997 : Next
2002 : Vanessa
2003 : The Best of Vanessa Williams
2004 : Silver and Gold
2005 : Everlasting Love
2007 : The Best of Vanessa Williams : Volume 2
2007 : Love Songs
2009 : The Real Thing


Comme actrice
1987 : Le Dragueur (The Pick-up Artist) : Rae, Girl with Dog
1988 : Under the Gun : Samantha Richards
1989 : Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (TV) : Valentine Hayward
1990 : Un enfant pour Noël (The Kid Who Loved Christmas) (TV) : Lynette Parks
1990 : Perry Mason : The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV) : Terri Knight
1991 : New Jack City : Keisha
1991 : Another You : Gloria
1991 : Harley Davidson et l’homme aux santiags : Lulu Daniels
1992 : Le Prince de Bel-Air (série TV) : Danny Mitchell
1992 : Stompin’ at the Savoy (TV) : Pauline
1992 : The Jacksons: An American Dream (TV) : Suzanne de Passe
1994 : Score with Chicks (vidéo)
1995 : Mort clinique (Nothing Lasts Forever) (TV) : Dr. Kathy’Kat’ Hunter
1995 : Bye Bye Birdie (TV) : Rose Alvarez
1996 : L’Effaceur : Lee Cullen
1997 : L’Odyssée (TV) : Calypso
1997 : Les Seigneurs de Harlem (Hoodlum) : Francine Hughes
1997 : Soul Food : Teri
1998 : Danse passion (Dance with Me) : Ruby Sinclair
1998 : Futuresport (TV) : Alexandra’Alex’ Torres
1999 : Elmo au pays des grincheux (The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland) : Queen of Trash
1999 : Light It Up : Audrey McDonald
2000 : Style World (série TV) : Host
2000 : The Courage to Love (TV) : Mother Henriette Delille
2000 : Don Quichotte (TV) : Dulcinea / Aldonza
2000 : Shaft : Carmen Vasquez
2000 : Les Fantômes de Noël (A Diva’s Christmas Carol) (TV) : Ebony Scrooge
2001 : WW3 (TV) : M.J. Blake
2002 : Keep the Faith, Baby (TV) : Hazel Scott
2002 : Boomtown (TV) : Inspecteur Katherine Pierce
2004 : Les Vacances de la famille Johnson (Johnson Family Vacation) : Dorothy Johnson
2006 : My Brother : L’Tisha Morton
2006 : South Beach : Elizabeth Bauer
2006-2010: Ugly Betty (TV) : Wilhelmina Slater
2007 : Ice Spiders
2009 : Hannah Montana, le film de Peter Chelsom : Vita, l’agent de Hannah Montana
2010-2012 : Desperate Housewives (TV) : Renee Perry
2012 : 666 Park Avenue (TV) : Olivia Doran
2013 : Tentation : Confession d’une femme mariée : Janice
2014 : The Trip to Bountiful (TV)
2014-2015 : Glee (TV) : Rôle inconnu[réf. souhaitée]

Comme productrice
2000 : The Courage to Love (TV)

1 MTV Video Music Awards

14 nominations aux Grammy Awards



Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman crowned Miss America.

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VANESSA WILLIAMS is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the music charts, Broadway, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and she has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television.

Her albums The Right Stuff, The Comfort Zone and The Sweetest Days earned multiple GRAMMY® Award nominations and have yielded such classic hits as « Save the Best For Last, » « Dreamin » and « Love Is, » as well as the Academy Award®-winning single, « Colors of the Wind, » from Disney’s Pocahontas, among many others. Her recordings also include two holiday albums, Star Bright and Silver & Gold, Vanessa Williams Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years, Everlasting Love and The Real Thing.

In 1994, Vanessa took Broadway by storm when she replaced Chita Rivera in Kiss of the Spider Woman, winning the hearts of critics and becoming a box-office sensation. She garnered rave reviews and was nominated for a Tony® Award for the 2002 revival of Into the Woods. She also headlined a limited special engagement of the classic, Carmen Jones, at the Kennedy Center and starred in the Encore! Series staged concert production of St. Louis Woman. She was last seen in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s original Broadway musical, Sondheim on Sondheim.

Vanessa made her film debut in 1986 in Under the Gun. She has starred in such features as Eraser, Hoodlum, Soul Food, Dance With Me, Light It Up, Shaft and Johnson Family Vacation. She starred in the independent features, My Brother and Somebody Like You and co-starred in Disney’s feature film, Hannah Montana: The Movie. Next up, Vanessa plays Janice in Tyler Perry’s Temptation.

On television, Vanessa has starred in « Stompin’ at the Savoy, » « The Boy Who Loved Christmas, » « The Jacksons: An American Dream, » ABC’s revival of « Bye, Bye Birdie, » « Nothing Lasts Forever, » « The Odyssey, » « Don Quixote, » « Keep the Faith, Baby, » and she executive produced and starred in Lifetime’s « The Courage to Love » for Lifetime and the VH1 Original Movie, « A Diva’s Christmas Carol. » She starred in ABC’s critically-acclaimed hit series, « Ugly Betty, » earning three Emmy® nominations as the deliciously wicked Wilhelmina Slater, in addition to numerous individual and ensemble awards and nominations, including SAG, Golden Globes® and NAACP Image Awards. In 2010, she moved to Wisteria Lane on ABC’s « Desperate Housewives, » where she stirred things up for the hit show’s final two seasons, winning an NAACP Image Award. She currently plays Olivia, the stylish wife of the devilish Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) in ABC’s supernatural drama « 666 Park Avenue. »

In April 2012, Vanessa and her mother Helen landed on the New York Times Best Seller list with their memoir, « You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other). »