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 andVanessa 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

Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 29 South Beach: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
62 666 Park Avenue: Season 1 Sep 30, 2012 Olivia Doran 7.2
tbd The View: Season 17 Sep 4, 2012 Herself tbd
tbd Desperate Housewives: Season 8 Sep 25, 2011 Renee Perry 8.5
tbd Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 2 Feb 4, 2011 Self tbd
tbd Desperate Housewives: Season 7 Sep 26, 2010 Renee Perry 8.1
tbd Ugly Betty: Season 4 Oct 16, 2009 Wilhelmina Slater 6.8
tbd Flirting With Forty Dec 6, 2008 Kristine tbd
tbd Ugly Betty: Season 3 Sep 25, 2008 Wilhelmina Slater 7.8
tbd Ugly Betty: Season 2 Sep 27, 2007 Wilhelmina Slater 7.6
75 Ugly Betty: Season 1 Sep 28, 2006 Wilhelmina Slater 8.3
29 South Beach: Season 1 Jan 11, 2006 Elizabeth Bauer 8.6
79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1 Oct 3, 2004 Renee Perry 8.7
tbd The View: Season 8 Aug 30, 2004 Herself tbd
tbd Boomtown: Season 2 Sep 26, 2003 Katherine Pierce tbd
tbd The View: Season 7 Sep 2, 2003 Herself tbd
tbd The View: Season 6 Sep 3, 2002 Herself tbd
tbd The View: Season 5 Jan 2, 2002 Herself tbd
tbd Today : Season 1 Jan 14, 1952 Herself tbd
tbd The View: Season 4 Aug 11, 1997 Herself tbd
tbd Today : Season 63 Jan 14, 1952 Herself tbd