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Nafessa Williams Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination, Movies 2024

Nafessa Williams Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Husband, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination, Movies 2024
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Nafessa Williams, an American actress, has gained recognition for her various roles in film and television.

In 2011, she portrayed Nicole Gordon in the Meek Mill film Streets and Deanna Forbes on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.

Her talent further shone through in 2016 when she played Dr. Charlotte Piel on the CBS drama Code Black.

From 2018 to 2021, Williams captivated audiences with her portrayal of Anissa Pierce in The CW’s Black Lightning.

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Recently, she took on the role of Robyn Crawford in the 2022 Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

Born
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater West Chester University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Known for Black Lightning

Early life and education

Williams was raised in West Philadelphia. She attended Robert E. Lamberton High School.Williams studied criminal justice at West Chester University and interned in the homicide unit of the District Attorney’s Office.
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Career

In 2010, Williams starred alongside Meek Mill in Streets. The movie was released in 2012.

In March 2011, it was revealed that Williams would be part of ABC’s One Life to Live as Deanna.

Initially set for three episodes, Williams signed a four-year contract before her debut.

However, after just a month, ABC decided to cancel the show. Williams left the series in July 2011.

In March 2012, Williams announced her appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful. She debuted on May 8, 2012, but only appeared in two episodes.

In 2015, Williams was in Brotherly Love, produced by Queen Latifah, alongside Keke Palmer. In April 2016, Williams joined the Showtime continuation of Twin Peaks.

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She later landed a recurring role as Charlotte on the CBS drama Code Black in July 2016. In 2017, Williams was cast as Anissa Pierce in the 2018 series Black Lightning.

In May and June 2019, Williams, along with DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, writer Tom King, and CW series actresses Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker, visited five U.S. military bases in Kuwait with the USO.

They celebrated DC’s 80th anniversary of Batman with approximately 12,000 U.S. military personnel stationed in the country.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Streets Nicole Gordon
2013 Dumb Girls Female Co-Ed #1 TV movie
2014 The Dirty 30 Samantha Kimm
2015 Whitney Kim TV movie
Brotherly Love Simone
The Man in 3B Krystal
2016 Restored Me Monica Berry
Asterisk Angela Short
2017 Burning Sands Toya
True to the Game Sahirah
2019 Black and Blue Missy
2021 A Holiday Chance Noel Chance
2022 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody Robyn Crawford
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 One Life to Live Deanna Forbes Regular Cast
2012 The Bold and the Beautiful Margo Ivey Episode: “Episode #1.6316” & “#1.6323”
2014 Survivor’s Remorse Adina Parker Episode: “Six”
2015 Real Husbands of Hollywood Eboni Episode: “Hart Medication”
2016 Code Black Dr. Charlotte Piel Recurring cast: season 2
2017 Twin Peaks Jade Recurring cast: season 3
Tales Jenny Episode: “F*ck the Police”
2018–21 Black Lightning Anissa Pierce/Thunder Main cast
TBA The Spook Who Sat by the Door TBA
TBA Rivals Cameron Cook In-production

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2016 NBA 2K17 Tiffany Rasberry (voice)

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