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Vanessa A. Williams

Personal information
Birth dateMay 12, 1963(age 53)
Place of birthBedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
SpouseAndre Wiseman (1993-2007 divorced) 1 child John Marshall Jones (2007-Present 2 children)

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Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an American actress who has appeared in several television series such as Melrose Place and the Showtime cable television series Soul Food. In 1996, she was featured in the television series Murder One. In 1988, she appeared in the music video for "Parents Just Don't Understand" sung by rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

Williams was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City. While not related, she is sometimes confused with singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams, who starred in the original film version of Soul Food. She had her DNA tested and discovered that she descended from the Tikar and Bamileke ethnic groups from Cameroon.


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