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. Collapse

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