Biography

Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous television series. She is best known for her roles as Anne-Marie McCoy in the 1992 horror film Candyman and Rhonda Blair in the first season of the television soap opera, Melrose Place. In 1995, she was also a series regular in the television series Murder One. Though not related, she is sometimes confused with American actress, singer, and former Miss America 1984 Vanessa L. Williams. Both women were also coincidentally born in New York in the same year. In addition, Vanessa A. Williams starred in the television soap opera, Soul Food (TV series), while Vanessa L. Williams starred in the original film Soul Food (film).

Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an American actress who has appeared in numerous television series. She is best known for her roles as Anne-Marie McCoy in the 1992 horror film Candyman and Rhonda Blair in the first season of the television soap opera, Melrose Place. In 1995, she was also a series regular in the television series Murder One. Though not related, she is sometimes confused with American actress, singer, and former Miss America 1984 Vanessa L. Williams. Both women were also coincidentally born in New York in the same year. In addition, Vanessa A. Williams starred in the television soap opera, Soul Food (TV series), while Vanessa L. Williams starred in the original film Soul Food (film).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1963-05-12

Place of Birth Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Vanessa A. Williams

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Batman: Hush as Amanda Waller (voice)
2018 Thriller as Mrs. Walker
2014 The Flash (5 episodes) as Francine West
2013 Raising Izzie as Tonya
2009 Imagine That as Lori Strother
2009 Contradictions of the Heart as Lea
2008 Flirting with Forty as Kristine
2008 The Wendy Williams Show (1 episode)
2007 Ice Spiders as Dr. April Sommers
2003 Cold Case (1 episode)
2003 Black Listed as J.W.
2002 Our America as Sandra Williams
2002 Like Mike as Pharmacist
2001 Good Day Live (1 episode)
1999 Incognito as Wilhelmina Hunter
1999 Total Recall 2070 (1 episode)
1997 Between Brothers (1 episode)
1996 Mother as Donna
1996 The Pretender (1 episode)
1996 The Steve Harvey Show (1 episode)
1996 Malcolm & Eddie (1 episode)
1996 Buddies (1 episode)
1995 Murder One (23 episodes) as Lila (2 episodes)
1994 Drop Squad as Mali
1994 Chicago Hope (4 episodes)
1993 Living Single (1 episode)
1992 Candyman as Anne-Marie McCoy
1991 New Jack City as Keisha
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1984 The Cosby Show (4 episodes)

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page