Vanessa Williams Net Worth
Vanessa Williams Net Worth: Vanessa Williams is an American singer, actress and producer who has a net worth of $28 million dollars. Born in Millwood, New York, in 1963, Vanessa Williams was a student of the French horn and piano, and graduated from Syracuse University with a Musical Theatre Arts degree 25 years after taking a break from school to focus on her career. While in college, Williams won the Miss Syracuse crown and went on to win Miss New York. She won the title of 1984 Miss America and was soon involved in a nude photo scandal when pictures appeared in the pages of "Penthouse" without her consent. Williams gave up her crown, but is still officially recognized as Miss America 1984. Four years later, Williams broke into the music industry with her debut album, "The Right Stuff". Her third single off the record landed in the Billboard Hot 100's top ten and the album eventually went gold with three Grammy nominations. Williams' second effort, "The Comfort Zone", spawned a number one hit ("Save the Best for Last") and sold more than two million copies in the U.S. when it first came out. The album has since gone triple platinum in America, and her third album also went platinum. Over the course of her singing career, Williams has sold more than six million records and received 15 Grammy nods. The Broadway actress has starred in Tony Award-nominated productions, including "Into the Woods" in 2002. She won Outstanding Actress from the NAACP for her part in the 1997 movie "Soul Food". Other TV and film credits include "Harley Davison and the Marlboro Man", "Eraser", "Dance with Me", "My Brother", "The Love Boat", "Ally McBeal" and "Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer". She was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in "Ugly Betty" and played a prominent role in the hit series "Desperate Housewives" as Renee Perry. Williams has had several endorsement deals over her career, including a stint as spokesmodel for L'Oreal and Proactiv Solution. Williams has been married twice, with her first marriage ending in 1997 and her union to NBA player Rick Fox dissolving in 2004.