Vanessa A. Williams

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Vanessa A. Williams
Born(1963-05-12) May 12, 1963 (age 49)
New York City
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
SpouseAndre Wiseman (1993-2007 divorced) 1 child
John Marshall Jones (2007-Present 2 children)
 
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Vanessa A. Williams
Born(1963-05-12) May 12, 1963 (age 49)
New York City
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
SpouseAndre Wiseman (1993-2007 divorced) 1 child
John Marshall Jones (2007-Present 2 children)

Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an American actress[1] who has appeared in numerous television shows. She best known for her roles as Rhonda Blair in Melrose Place and as Maxine Chadway on the Showtime cable television series Soul Food. In 1996, she was also a series regular in the television series Murder One. In 1988, she appeared in the music video for "Parents Just Don't Understand" sung by rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

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Personal life

Williams was born in New York City. In 1993, Williams met Andre Wiseman. The couple began dating and then got married in Stuyvesant, New York. Vanessa has two children; sons Omar Tafari Wiseman and Haile Zion Ali Wiseman with Andre. In an ABC News interview, Williams has stated that her background from Georgia and Virginia came from a family of slaves.

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Interesting Facts

While not related, she is sometimes confused with singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams, who starred in the original film version of Soul Food. She had her DNA tested and discovered that she descended from the Tikar and Bamileke ethnic groups from Cameroon.[citation needed]

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