Nafessa Williams is an American actress famous for her role in 2011 Meek Mill film Streets as Nicole Gordon. She also participated in soap opera One Life to Live as Deanna Forbes. Since 2018, Williams has been playing in the CW’s Black Lightning as Anissa Pierce.
Nafessa Williams' early life and education
Nafessa was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1989. She holds American nationality and Afro-American ethnicity. Not much is known about Nafessa's family, childhood, and parents.
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She attended Robert E. Lamberton High School and enrolled at West Chester University to study criminal justice. Williams also interned in the homicide unit of the District Attorney’s Office.
Nafessa Williams' acting career
Williams made her acting debut in the 2011 feature film Streets where she played the character of Nicole Gordon. The same year, she made an appearance in the TV show One Life to Live as Deanna Forbes.
Likewise, she appeared in movies like The Dirty 30, Brotherly Love (2015). She also starred in The Man in 3B as Krystal.
Nafessa has made appearances in several TV shows like The Bold and the Beautiful, Dumb Girls, Survivor’s Remorse, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and Code Black.
In 2017, Nafessa co-starred in Burning Sands alongside Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, Trevante Rhodes, and Rotimi Akinosho. The same year, she appeared in True to the Game in the supporting role as Sahirah.
She also participated in Twin Peaks as Jade. She appeared in three episodes along with Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Gia Carides, Vincent Castellanos, and Scott Coffey. Williams also appeared in an episode of Tales.
Since 2018, she has been appearing as a regular cast Anissa Pierce in the superhero series Black Lightning.
Nafessa Williams' personal life
Nafessa is a very private person when it comes to her personal life. She had tweeted in August 2009 about how much she loves her boyfriend. Since then, she hasn’t opened up about her love life or about her marriage.
Nafessa is probably single at present. There is no information regarding her relationship, boyfriend, children, and divorce.
Nafessa Williams' net worth
Although her exact salary and net worth are not mentioned, she earns no less than in six digits. However, the average salary of a soap opera participant is $20,000 to $156,000.
Nafessa Williams' body measurements
Nafessa stands 5 feet 3 tall (height). She is active on Twitter with 24.5k followers and has over 193k followers on Instagram.