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    Vanessa Williams

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    Vanessa Lynn Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, 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.

    Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with a promise to "see you on Broadway". After winning a performing scholarship to Syracuse University, she left school and tried to make it in New York show business. She began entering beauty contests in 1984, eventually winning Miss New York and then becoming the first African-American Miss America. During her reign, some nude girl-girl photos, taken while she was in New York, surfaced in Penthouse magazine. Although the photos were taken before her beauty contest victories, she was forced to resign her crown. Many predicted that her future in show business was over. She landed a recording contract and released several hit albums, including "The Comfort Zone" and "The Sweetest Days".

    Vanessa made her film debut in 1986 in Under the Gun (1988) and appeared in the films The Pick-up Artist (1987), Another You (1991) and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991). She starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Eraser (1996), opposite Laurence Fishburne and Andy Garcia in Hoodlum (1997) and the box office hit, Soul Food (1997). She also starred in Dance with Me (1998), Light It Up (1999), Shaft (2000), opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Johnson Family Vacation (2004). She starred recently in the independent features, My Brother (2006) and And Then Came Love (2007) (aka "Somebody Like You"). On television, Vanessa starred in such movies and mini-series as Stompin' at the Savoy (1992), The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990), The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992), ABC's revival of Bye Bye Birdie (1995), Nothing Lasts Forever (1995), The Odyssey (1997), Don Quixote (2000) and Keep the Faith, Baby (2002), and she executive-produced and starred in Lifetime's The Courage to Love (2000) for Lifetime and the VH1 Original Movie, A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000).

    Her albums "The Right Stuff", "The Comfort Zone and "The Sweetest Days" earned multiple Grammy nominations and have yielded such classic hits as "Save the Best For Last", "Dreamin", "Work To Do" and "Love Is", and the Academy Award-winning single "Colors of the Wind", from Disney's Pocahontas: The Musical Tradition Continues (1995), among many others. Her recordings also include two holiday albums, "Star Bright" and "Silver & Gold", "Vanessa Williams Greatest Hits: The First Ten Years" and "Everlasting Love", a romantic collection of love songs from the 1970's. 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 stars in ABC's critically-acclaimed hit series, Ugly Betty (2006), for which she has won or been nominated for numerous individual and ensemble awards, including the Emmy, SAG Award, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Awards. Vanessa achieved a career pinnacle, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her accomplishments as a performer. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Special Olympics and many others.
     

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      [09/15/08] Vanessa Williams @ Ugly Betty" in New York preview party x3

      NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Vanessa Williams attends the "Ugly Betty" in New York preview party at Highbar on September 15, 2008 in New York City.


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      [09/21/08] Vanessa Williams - 60th Primetime Emmy Awards - x6


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      [11/23/08] Vanessa Williams @ Opening night of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas - x7

      Vanessa Williams @ Opening night performance of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" on November 23:


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      Vanessa Williams - Ugly Betty Season 3 Promos - x6


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      [03/12/09] Vanessa Williams @ March of Dimes 34th Annual Beauty Ball - x5

      Vanessa Williams attends the March of Dimes 34th Annual Beauty Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on March 12:




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      Vanessa Williams - NAACP Image Awards Portraits - x12


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      [08/10/09] Vanessa Williams @ presents 'The Magic of Salsa Kingdom' x9

      Amas Musical Theatre and Honorary Benefit Chair actress/singer Vanessa L. Williams present 'The Magic of Salsa Kingdom' by the Maria Torres Dance Theatre Company and Emerging Artist Project, held at the Taj Lounge, Chelsea,08/10/09


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      Vanessa Williams - "The Real Thing" Promo 2009 - x3






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      [10/12/09] Vanessa Williams @ attends TimesTalks: An Evening With Ugly Betty x9

      NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Actress Vanessa Williams attends TimesTalks: An Evening With Ugly Betty at The Times Center on October 12, 2009 in New York City.



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      [02/13/10] Vanessa Williams @ attends a farewell to ABC's ''Ugly Betty'' x

      NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Vanessa Williams attends a farewell to ABC's ''Ugly Betty'' at Capitale on February 13, 2010 in New York City.



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      Re: Vanessa Williams

      Out and about in New York City - March 31


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      [04/14/10] Vanessa Williams @ grand opening celebration of Otarian x5

      NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Vanessa Williams attends the grand opening celebration of Otarian, the planet's most sustainable restaurant, on Bleeker Street on April 14, 2010 in New York City.




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      [06/28/10] Vanessa Williams @ 10th Annual Trevor New York Summer Gala - x11


      Vanessa Williams attends the 10th annual Trevor New York Summer Gala benefiting The Trevor Project, which is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. New York, NY. 6/28/10






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      [06/28/10] Vanessa Williams @ 10th Annual Trevor New York Summer Gala x13

      NEW YORK - JUNE 28: Actress Vanessa Williams attends the 10th Annual Trevor New York Summer Gala on June 28, 2010 in New York City.


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      [12/08/10] Vanessa Williams @ 30th Annual Women In Film & Television Muse Awards - x3


      NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Honoree Vanessa Williams attends the 30th Annual New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards at New York Hilton and Towers on December 8, 2010 in New York City.



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