Vanessa A Williams. Actor. Mother. Wife. Activist. Vanessa A. Williams is best known as her portrayal of Maxine Chadaway in the Showtime series of Soul Food. She has had a long career of playing strong Black women in made for movies, sitcoms and dramas. In a TV movie made for the big screen she played Keisha in New Jack City where she was a ruthless partner of drug lord Nino Brown. She has also been seen in episodes of The Cosby Show, Living Single, A Different World, and too many others to name here.
From 2008 - 2010 she was one of the 3 panelists who was on the TV One show "My Black is Beautiful". The scope of the show was to discuss the myths and societal beauty standards surrounding Black women.
Most recently, she has been featured in a promotional video for Greater Than AIDS in support of educating women and girls regarding HIV/AIDS awareness and protection.
She also is known for her fabulous natural hair. She has rocked naturally curls, locs, and curly hair pieces. Check out the various styles that she has rocked over the years.