Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
Real Name/Full Name Vanessa Lynn Williams
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Vanessa Williams
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 March 1963
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms –  68 Kg
In Pounds –  149 lbs
Eye Color: Blue eyes
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Milton Augustine Williams Jr.
Mother – Helen Williams
Siblings: Chris Williams
School: Horace Greeley High School
College: Syracuse University
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Jim Skrip (m. 2015), Rick Fox (m. 1999–2005), Ramon Hervey II (m. 1987–1997)
Kids/Children Name: Jillian Hervey, Sasha Gabriella Fox, Melanie Hervey, Devin Hervey
Profession: Singer, actress, and fashion designer
Net Worth: $30 million
Last Updated: June 2024

The American actress, singer, and ex-model, Vanessa Lynn Williams is known for her popular role in the movie Eraser. She became Miss America’s first African American woman winner in 1983. Then, as a model, musician, songwriter, and actress, Vanessa Williams made her name. Although the title of Miss America helped her launch her career, it was not easy to get there because she suffered death threats and hate messages.

Finally, to escape the dangers, she had to give up her word. Williams tried her hand singing after her modeling career and produced her debut single, which became a great hit. It contributed to the release of a further eight album tracks, each very successful. She started her career as an actress and tried her chances in every media – theatre, movies, or TV, after the great success of her musical career.

Well, how well do you know about Vanessa Williams? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Vanessa Williams’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Vanessa Williams to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in Milwood, New York, on 18 March 1963 to Helen L and Milton Augustine Williams Jr, Vanessa was the oldest of the couple’s two daughters. Her parents were professors of music.

Young Williams had music at a young age, influenced by her parents. She learned to play the French horn and piano. She also became interested in singing and composing songs. She was the first African-American to be known as Miss America in September 1983. The crown was not so pleasant because she became the first pageant of beauty to receive threats of death and hatred. She renounced in 1984.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Vanessa Williams in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Vanessa Williams’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 24th June 2024 having been born on 18 March 1963. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 149 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue eyes and hair color is Brown.


Vanessa studied at Horace Greeley High School and then received a merit scholarship to register with Syracuse University. She studied at the Musical Theater Arts there.

During college, she got the modeling bug first. She took part in and awarded the title Miss Syracuse after which she won the crown of Miss New York. She disputed the title Miss America after winning the same.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Vanessa Williams With Husband Jim Skrip
Vanessa Williams With Husband Jim Skrip

She’s been thrice married.  The first one happened in 1987 to Ramon Hervey. Two daughters and a son were born to the couple. But in 1997, they divided.

She wed Rick Fox, an NBA Basketball player. Both settled in 1999 and had a daughter welcomed in 2000. The marriage did not succeed too, and in 2004 they separated.

She revealed her commitment to a retired accountant Jim Skrip in September 2014. In 2015, she patched up the knot.

Is Vanessa Williams Lesbian?

Vanessa’s dating history speaks of her sexual orientation as straight. She has been involved with several men in the past, which proves that she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

In 1988, Vanessa entered the music sector. Her debut single was a success with a lot of awards, and the album even went Gold. Her second album was also a significant achievement and sold over two million copies in the United States alone. Her third album was Platinum certified in the U.S. and was nominated variously. She sold more than six million records during her singing career.

She stepped into acting as her music career progressed. Her first project ever was Broadway’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” In Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods,’ she next appeared as a Witch. She then appeared in plays off-Broadway.

Vanessa has also enjoyed a fruitful professional career in TV and film. She was commended for her incredible screen performance.

Her clothing line, V. by Vanessa Williams, was recently unveiled for EVINE Live.


She hasn’t ever received the coveted prize but has been nominated for Grammy Awards in nine different categories. Other honors such as the Billboard Music Award, the Horne Award, the NAACP, the World Theater Award, Playboy Magazine Award, and so on have also been awarded to her.

She received many awards for her performance, among them the NAACP Image Award, Satellite Award, etc.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Vanessa Williams in 2024

Vanessa Williams Net Worth
Vanessa Williams Net Worth

By 2024, Vanessa Williams’ projected net worth is around $30 million. She used to earn $100,000 in a TV series, according to some sources. She’s an excellent singer who won an excellent income during her career.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Vanessa actively promotes homosexual rights and marriage of the same sex.
  • She co-authored ‘You Had No Idea’ along with her mother, Helen, in 2012. She explains her life in depth in the novel, gaining fame and personal challenges.

The singer and versatile actress is trendy Vanessa Williams, who has worked in several TV shows and movies. She had a heartbreaking loss during the Miss America contest. Despite all scrutiny and controversies, she is already remembered as Miss America today. Her personal life was full of ups and downs, but now she’s doing very well in her life.


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