Vanessa Williams

Biography: Vanessa was born to music teacher parents in New York City. She danced and sang in school performances and signed high school yearbooks with a promise that she'd one day be on Broadway. After she won her perforating scholarship to Syracuse University she tried to make it into the New York entertainment business. She entered several beauty contests in the year of 1984 and eventually won Miss New York. She later became the first African American woman to win the Miss America contest. During her reign, she found herself involved in a scandal when revealing photographs were leaked to the media, and she ended up resigning her crown. After the media storm had settled down, Vanessa landed a recording contract and released several hit albums, including The Comfort Zone and The Sweetest Days. Following her chart success, she returned to the acting world, appearing in films such as Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Eraser, Soul Food and Shaft. She kept her high school promise and preformed on Broadway in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Expand

Vanessa Williams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 68 Soul Food
Lowest Metascore: 26 Tyler Perry's Temptation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
13 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 Soul Food Sep 26, 1997 Teri 6.0
59 The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Oct 1, 1999 Queen Of Trash 8.0
56 Eraser Jun 21, 1996 Lee Cullen 7.5
55 Punks Nov 2, 2001 Jennifer 10
54 Imagine That Jun 12, 2009 Lori Strother 5.7
50 Hoodlum Aug 27, 1997 Francine Hughes 7.9
50 Shaft Jun 16, 2000 Carmen Vasquez 7.2
47 Hannah Montana: The Movie Apr 10, 2009 Vita 4.7
43 Light It Up Nov 10, 1999 Audrey McDonald 8.0
37 Delhi Safari Dec 7, 2012 Begum 4.3
33 My Brother Mar 16, 2007 L'Tisha Morton 6.3
29 Johnson Family Vacation Apr 7, 2004 Dorothy Johnson 5.7
26 Tyler Perry's Temptation Mar 29, 2013 Janice / Janice 2.8