Actress best known for her roles in Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. She initially gained fame after becoming the first African-American woman to earn the title of Miss America in 1984.She made her feature film debut in the 1987 movie The Pick-up Artist.She starred alongside America Ferrera on Ugly Betty.BEFORE FAME
She received a scholarship to Syracuse University and went on to major in musical theatre arts.PERSONAL LIFE
She married her second husband, Rick Fox, in 1999, and the couple had a daughter in 2000 before divorcing in 2004. She was previously married to Ramon Hervey II from 1987 to 1997.The meaning of the name Williams: Son Or Servant Of William FUN FACTS
TV Actress Vanessa Williams were born on Monday, birthstone is Aquamarine, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Rabbite, it is 72 days until Vanessa Williams next birthday.