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Vanessa Williams Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Wed Oct, 2015
Vanessa Williams

Facts of Vanessa Williams

Date of Birth: 1963 , March-18
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch

Quick Timeline of Vanessa Williams

1963 Born in Millwood, New York
1981 Joined Syracuse University
1983 Won Miss Syracuse
1983 Was crowned with Miss America 1984
1984 Resign the post of Miss America
1984 Began her acting career
1987 Married to Ramon Hervey II
1997 Divorced with Ramon Hervey II
1999 Married to Rick Fox
2005 Divorced with Rick Fox
2015 Married to Jim Skrip
1987 First child, Melanie Hervey
1989 Second child, Jillian Hervey
1998 Won Image Awards

Detail Timeline of Vanessa Williams

March 18 , 1963

Born in Millwood, New York

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.

1981

Joined Syracuse University

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.

1983

Won Miss Syracuse

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. 

September 17 , 1983

Was crowned with Miss America 1984

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. 

1984

Resign the post of Miss America

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.

1984

Began her acting career

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. 

February 2 , 1987

Married to Ramon Hervey II

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. 

1997

Divorced with Ramon Hervey II

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.

September 26 , 1999

Married to Rick Fox

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. 

2005

Divorced with Rick Fox

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.

July 4 , 2015

Married to Jim Skrip

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. 

June 30 , 1987

First child, Melanie Hervey

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. 

June 19 , 1989

Second child, Jillian Hervey

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. 

1998

Won Image Awards

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. 

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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.