Vanessa L. WILLIAMS

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Actor, Singer & Musician, Model

AmericanBorn Vanessa Lynn WILLIAMS

American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model

Born on March 18, 1963 in Tarrytown, New York, USA , United States (59 years)

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Williams was born in Tarrytown, New York, the daughter of music teachers Helen L. (née Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr. Her parents are of African American, Welsh and Native American descent. Williams and her younger brother Chris, who is also an actor, grew up in Millwood, a predominantly white middle-class suburban area. Prophetically, her parents put "Here she is: Miss America" on her birth announcement.



Williams studied piano and French horn growing up, but was most interested in singing and songwriting. She received a scholarship and attended Syracuse University as a Musical Theatre Arts major from 1981 to 1983. She interrupted her education at Syracuse during her sophomore year to fulfill her duties as Miss America, and subsequently left the university to focus on her entertainment career. Twenty-five years later, she graduated from Syracuse by earning her remaining college credits through her life experience.

...   Williams was born in Tarrytown, New York, the daughter of music teachers Helen L. (née Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr. Her parents are of African American, Welsh and Native American descent. Williams and her younger brother Chris, who is also an actor, grew up in Millwood, a predominantly white middle-class suburban area. Prophetically, her parents put "Here she is: Miss America" on her birth announcement.



Williams studied piano and French horn growing up, but was most interested in singing and songwriting. She received a scholarship and attended Syracuse University as a Musical Theatre Arts major from 1981 to 1983. She interrupted her education at Syracuse during her sophomore year to fulfill her duties as Miss America, and subsequently left the university to focus on her entertainment career. Twenty-five years later, she graduated from Syracuse by earning her remaining college credits through her life experience.



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