Billy Dee Williams - Updated Feb 2024

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Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams is a veteran actor, artist, and singer from the United States. Billy Dee Williams has given a very immortal print in the industry. Fans have praised his many roles in the movies, and on television too, including his role of Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film.

Early Life

Billy Dee Williams was born on April 6, 1937, in New York City, New York, United States of America. This makes him about 86 years old as of 2023. His real name is William December Billy Dee Williams Jr. His father’s name is William December Williams Sr., and his mother’s name is Loretta Anne Williams. There is no confirmation about his siblings. He holds an American nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to the African-American nationality. According to astrology, he has Aries as his zodiac sign.

Talking about their formal educational status, he has completed his schooling at the High School of Music & Art ( now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art) school in her hometown. While later he also attended high school for higher studies. Moreover, he also went to the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

Billy Dee Williams – Net Worth 2023

Billy Dee Williams is living a very happy and opulent life with his family. He has earned a good sum of fortune from his work as an actor, and artist. The total net worth of Billy Dee Williams is about $9 million US dollars as of 2022.

Professional Life

Billy Dee Williams has established himself as one of the stalwarts of the industry. During his initial days, he wanted to become a painter or an artist, rather than an actor. And, he came to the acting field to act and earn some money to aid him in his study at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design. And, this move led him to join it as a career option.

Billy Dee Williams

Caption: Billy Dee in his character of Star Wars (Source: STLtoday)

Thus, his debut in film and television was later around 33 years of age. He came into more limelight from his role of Gale Slayer in Brian’s Song. The beauty of his acting rose more arousing him to a higher height from his performance as Louis McKay in Lady Sings the Blues. From this very project, he went on to have a name called Black Clark Gable. He is also equally active in painting. He hosted his first exhibition at the age of 56.

Some of the movie credits are; The Last Angry Man, The Out-of-Towner, The Final Comedown, Lady Sings the Blues, Hit!, The Take, Mahogany, Nighthawks, Marvin & Tige, Return of the Jedi, Fear City, Terror in the Aisles, Batman, Steel Sharks, Moving Target, Woo, Fear Runs Silent, The Visit, The Ladies Man, Good Neighbor, The Last Place on Earth, etc. Further, he has contributed to the television entertainment industry through many more roles in shows and series.

Personal Life

Moving on to the romantic and private life of Billy Dee Williams, he is married. He has married thrice in his life. His first marriage was with Audrey Sellers in 1959. The couple later divorced in 1963 after four years of marriage. Later, Billy married Marlene Clark. They tied the knot in 1968, and the couple divorced in 1971 after three years of marriage.

Further, Billy Dee is currently in a marriage relationship with Teruko Nakagami. The couple tied the knot in 1972. Billy has altogether two children. They are; Corey Williams and Hanako Williams. Further, Billy is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have involvement in any kind of controversial events.

Billy Dee Williams

Caption: Billy Dee height (Source: Men’s Health)

Body Measurements

Billy Dee is healthy and has a very charming appearance. The actor stands about 6 feet tall. While he weighs 103 kg. Further, the color of his hair is black, and he has black-colored eyes. Talking about the overall body measurement, he is still to provide further information on it.

Billy Dee Williams – Social Media

Billy Dee is present on social media too. He has a Facebook account under his name. The account has around 17k followers. He has an Instagram account under the name @therealbillydee with 197k followers. Likewise, he has a Twitter account under the name @realbdw with 231.8k followers.