Vanessa Williams Biography

Updated On Jul 17, 2017 Published On Oct 28, 2015
Facts of Vanessa Williams
Date of Birth: 1963 , March-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
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In July 1984, Ramon Hervey II was hired as her manager. He also played a great role from this side to resuscitate her career. In the process of time, they fell in love with each other began their romantic love affairs. They got married on 2nd of January, 1987. They also have three children from their relationship.  They got divorced in 1997.

On 26th of September, 1999, she was married to Rick Fox. She gave birth to a sweet little daughter after being married for about a year. She was happy to be his loving spouse but in 2004, some pictures of him kissing other women were made public and this dissolved their married life. On 4th July 2015, she got married to Jim Skrip. He is the former accountant in Buffalo.

Since her childhood days, she was interested in singing, dancing, acting, and modeling. She also took several drama classes. In 1984, she was approached by the agent from the Miss Syracuse pageant. They were influenced by her and they offered her to take part in this competition. She was not so fascinated by this offer but she joined it at the end because they also offered her the scholarship. Fortune turned into her side and she was crowned with the Miss Syracuse the same year.

In 1984, she was also crowned with the Miss America. But her nude pictures she took while she was in her college days was made public and she had to step down from the Miss America. As a model and actress, she earned a massive amount of salary and her net worth as of 2015 is estimated to be around $28 million dollars. Apart from acting, she also makes a lot of money from endorsements.

 

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Born in Millwood, New York

March 18 , 1963

Vanessa Williams was from the middle class family born as Vanessa Lynn Williams in Millwood, New York, United States of America to Helen Williams and Milton Augustine Williams Jr.. She is an American and is of diverse descent.

Joined Syracuse University

1981

As she was raised in the musical background, she grew up learning various musical instruments. She was good at dancing and playing piano, violin since her childhood days. After graduating from her high school, she joined Syracuse University.

Won Miss Syracuse

1983

In 1984, she was approached by the agent from the Miss Syracuse pageant. She was not so fascinated by this offer but she joined it at the end because they also offered her the scholarship. Fortune turned into her side and she was crowned with the Miss Syracuse the same year. 

Was crowned with Miss America 1984

September 17 , 1983

She was kind of lucky since her early days. The year when she began her beauty pageant career she was crowned with two prestigious awards. That year after being crowned with the Miss Syracuse, she moved to New York and then she was also crowned with the Miss America 1984. 

Resign the post of Miss America

1984

After she was crowned with the Miss America 1984, her name and fame was all over the world. But some days also came in 1984 and it took away her title of Miss America. Her nude pictures she took while she was in her college days was made public and she had to step down from the Miss America.

Began her acting career

1984

She began acting from 1984. Her first acting role was in the television series titled Partners in Crime and there she played the role of Roselle Robins. She also made her big screen appearances from the movie, The Pick-up Artist in 1987. 

Married to Ramon Hervey II

February 2 , 1987

She met Ramon Hervey II for the first time in July, 1984 after he was hired as her manager. He also played a great role from this side to resuscitate her career. In the process of time they fell in love with each other began their romantic love affairs and then married in 1987. 

Divorced with Ramon Hervey II

1997

Her a decade of married life with Ramon Hervey II finally came to an end in 1997. She got married with him on 2nd of January, 1987. They also have three children from this married life. Their separation was believed to be friendly and she also expressed huge respect for him.

Married to Rick Fox

September 26 , 1999

She was married for the second time in her life with Rick Fox. His full name in Ulrich Alexander "Rick" Fox and he was the professional basket player who used to play from the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also an actor. 

Divorced with Rick Fox

2005

On 26th of September, 1999, she was married to Rick Fox. She was happy to be his loving spouse but in 2004, some pictures of him kissing other women were made public and this dissolved their married life.

Married to Jim Skrip

July 4 , 2015

After she dissolved her second married life she was not found with anyone having romantic love affairs till the end of 2013. But in 2014, some videos of her being engaged with Jim Skrip were made public. On 4th July, 2015, she got married with him. 

First child, Melanie Hervey

June 30 , 1987

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1987. She gave birth to her first child, a sweet little baby girl on 30th of June after being married with Ramon Hervey II at the start of that year. They named her Melanie Hervey. 

Second child, Jillian Hervey

June 19 , 1989

Jillian Hervey is her second child. Jillian Hervey is the famous singer from United States. She is currently associated with Lion Babe. She was born on 19th of June, 1989. She was in good health when she was born. 

Won Image Awards

1998

Image Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has been nominated in this award several times in her life and she won this award for the first time in 1998 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture.