Vanessa Williams is an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model who became the first African-American woman crowned Miss America in 1983, but resigned after nude photos surfaced in Penthouse magazine. Her runner-up, Suzette Charles, became the second African-American Miss America after her resignation. Vanessa is best known for her roles on television shows such as Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. She is the daughter of Milton Williams and Helen Williams. Her parents worked as music teachers. Her brother is actor and comedian Chris Williams. Vanessa grew up in a the mainly white middle-class suburb of Millwood, New York. She has been married to Jim Skrip since 2015. She was previously married to basketball player Rick Fox and film producer Ramon Hervey II.
Vanessa Williams Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 18 March 1963
Birth Place: Tarrytown, New York, USA
Residence: Chappaqua, New York, USA
Birth Name: Vanessa Lynn Williams
Nicknames: Van, Ness, V
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Singer, Actress, Model
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Vanessa Williams Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 125.66 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 57 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Meters: 1.68 m
Body Shape: Hourglass
Body Measurements: 37-27-39 in (94-69-99 cm)
Breast Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Waist Size: 27 inches (69 cm)
Hips Size: 39 inches (99 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34B
Feet/Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Vanessa Williams Family Details:
Father: Milton Augustine Williams Jr. (Music teacher)
Mother: Helen Williams (Music teacher)
Spouse: Jim Skrip (m. 2015), Rick Fox (m. 1999–2005), Ramon Hervey II (m. 1987–1997)
Children: Jillian Hervey (Daughter), Sasha Gabriella Fox (Daughter), Devin Hervey (Son), Melanie Hervey (Daughter)
Siblings: Chris Williams (Younger Brother)
Vanessa Williams Education:
*She attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.
*She also attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Vanessa Williams Facts:
*Her parents, Milton Williams and Helen Williams, were both music teachers.
*She made her feature film debut in the 1987 movie The Pick-up Artist.
*Her daughter Jillian Hervey is lead singer-dancer for “Lion Babe”.
*She was the first black contestant in the hot seat on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ in 1999.
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