Kellie Shanygne Williams

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Kellie Shanygne Williams is a renowned American actress. Kellie Shanygne Williams is best known for portraying the role of Laura Lee Winslow on the CBS TV series, “Family Matters”.

Early Life and Childhood

Kellie Shanygne Williams was born on 22nd March 1976. She stepped into this world in Washington, D.C., United States.

By this, she is currently 46 years old and American by nationality. Similarly, she follows Christianity and her actual birth sign is Aries. Her birth name is Kellie Shanygne Williams-Jackson.

Moving on to her family members, she was born to her father Ervin Williams, and her mother Patricia Williams. Her father was a manager at a telephone company whereas her mother worked for Jet Magazine as a journalist.

She is the oldest child of her parents and has a younger brother named Donte Williams and a younger sister named Marti Williams.

Kellie grew up as a shy child, and her father put her in acting courses to help her gain confidence. She started working as a runway model at the age of six. In the same year, Kellie signed with an agent and began working as a model and actor.

Kellie was at school when her agent informed her of an audition for ‘Family Matters and encouraged her to put in a tape. She did, and it completely transformed her life.

Relationship Status

On September 5, 2009, Williams married Hannibal Jackson at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland.

In 2007, they met through a mutual acquaintance. Hannah Belle Jackson was born in 2010 and John Ervin Jackson was born in 2012. They have two children together.

Kellie Shanygne Williams

Caption: Kellie with her family (source: HollywoodMask)

Body Measurements

Enhancing her body measurements, she is 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67 meters tall and weighs around 75 kg or 165 pounds. Likewise, she has maintained a fit and attractive body style. In addition, the actress has dark brown hair and a pair of black eyes.

Professional Life and Career

She has made minor roles in feature films such as ‘Men Don’t Leave’ and ‘Suspect’ while still in school. She was in school at the time and had no intention of dropping out.

However, in 1989, on the recommendation of her agent, she sent her audition video to the producers of the comedy Family Matters.’ The producers were impressed with her recordings and invited her to a face-to-face audition in Los Angeles.

Kellie made the difficult decision to drop out of school to pursue her acting career. She was chosen to portray one of the series’ lead parts. In September 1989, the comedy ‘Family Matters’ premiered, with an all-black ensemble portraying the show’s central Winslow family.

Since its debut, the series has achieved widespread critical and commercial success, and it has gone on to become one of the most popular American sitcoms of all time.

Laura Lee Winslow, the middle child of Carl and Harriette Winslow, was played by Kellie in the series. Kellie appeared in every episode of the series, which spanned nine seasons and 215 episodes.

Her acting career started well for her, but that was not the case for the rest of her life. She repeated her role as Laura on the ABC TGIF show in 1993, while also starring in ‘Family Matters.’ In addition, she had a one-episode appearance on the MTV series Oddville.’

She made her cinematic debut in the 1998 film ‘Ride’ as Tuesday, in which she had a supporting part. The picture had a mixed response from critics and audiences.

She participated in two episodes of the television series ‘Moesha’ in 1996 and 1998, portraying Charisse in a small role. Moreover, she followed it up with a supporting part as Katie in the television film ‘After All’ in the late 1990s.

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In the 2000 sitcom ‘What About Joan?’ she played Alice Adams, one of the main characters. She repeated her role throughout the whole 21-episode series, which was a critical and commercial flop. Following this catastrophe, her acting career battled mightily to regain its footing.

In 2002, she featured in the episode ‘Handling Baggage’ of the ‘Girlfriends’ series as Cecily in a tiny guest role. The next year, she participated in the television series ‘The Parkers,’ where she played Michelle for a single episode.

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Caption: Kellie modeling for a magazine (source: Instagram)

She also played Cami in the comedy-drama film ‘In the Mix,’ which she featured in 2005. She had a supporting part as Lynn in the television series ‘Eve’ in 2006, and she had a supporting role as Cee Cee in the film ‘Steppin: The Movie’ in 2009.

Furthermore, she followed it up with a prominent role in the short film ‘Aide-de-camp,’ in which she played Dedra.

Kellie Shanygne Williams – Net Worth 2023

With a long and successful career, she has made a satisfactory amount of money. As of 2022, she currently has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars.

Kellie Shanygne Williams – Social Media

When it comes to her social media handles, she is pretty popular with them. She is a verified Instagram user under the username @kellieswilliams and has a huge 174k followers currently. Likewise, she joined Twitter in January 2013 and has more than 8.3k followers.