Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams is a singer, actress and the first African-American to be crowned Miss America, in 1983. Though Williams famously lost her crown as a result of a nude picture scandal, she rebounded by focusing on music. Her 1988 debut album, The Right Stuff, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. She went on to star in the Broadway production of Kiss of the Spider Woman. Outside of stage and film, she has been successful as a TV actor, playing neighbor Renee Perry on Desperate Housewives and receiving three Emmy nominations for her work on the ABC comedy Ugly Betty.

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Vanessa Williams Gets Miss America Apology

Pageant CEO takes back the crown scandal.

Miss America Pageant Is Finally Over Vanessa Williams's Nude Photos

The former winner set to return as a judge 32 years after losing her crown.

Vanessa Williams 'Thinks It Up,' Talks Lion Babe Daughter

Vanessa Williams chats exclusively with BET about her new charitable venture and her Lion Babe of a daughter.

Vanessa Williams Is Married

Ugly Betty star tied the knot with Jim Skrip on July 4th.

Lift Every Voice: Extra Voices: Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams, Pt.3

Vanessa Williams discusses her musical experiences. (12/10/2014)

Vanessa Williams Engaged to Jim Skrip

Actress announced her big news on The Queen Latifah Show.
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