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Jessica Williams          

Actress and Comedian Best Known as a Former Correspondent on "The Daily Show"

Jessica Williams is an actress and comedian who was formerly a senior correspondent on The Daily Show. Williams was the youngest and the first female African American correspondent in the history of The Daily Show.

Jessica got her start in comedy through the intense and cut-throat world of improv and sketch. She regularly performed in at both The UCB theatre and Comedysportz.

She made her television debut as a series regular on the Nickelodeon series Just for Kicks in 2006 and in 2012, she became a Daily Show correspondent.

Williams also made appearances on Season 3 of HBO's Girls, and in the film People Places Things. She is the star of the 2017 Netflix comedy movie The Incredible Jessica James. She will appears in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as Professor Eulalie "Lally" Hicks, a teacher from the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

She currently co-hosts the comedy podcast 2 Dope Queens with Phoebe Robinson. Both appear in an HBO special spun off from the podcast.

A millennial herself, Jessica is also a talented speaker and her lectures cover many topics discussed on a college campus today including women’s issues and race issues.

Williams attended California State University, Long Beach.


Daily Show's Jessica Williams: Stop Telling Me to Lean In ...

Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams doesn't need anybody else telling her what is right for her and she wants to make it clear she most certainly does not ...

Get Ready To Obsess Over Jessica Williams' Fresh Fall Hair Color

What’s a woman to do between high-profile TV gigs? If you’re comedian, actress, and all-around cool girl Jessica Williams, who departed The Daily Show after serving up the most spot-on segments as a senior correspondent, you brainstorm swoon-worthy hair ideas. Exhibit A: The star uploaded a bright-lavender dreadlocks look to Instagram on Sunday — and we couldn't love it more.

Jessica Williams is smart, funny and serious about being both

With her Mickey Mouse T-shirt, pizza socks and wonderfully bright pink hair, Jessica Williams doesn't exactly look like a serious person.

Jessica Williams Is the New Queen of Comedy

For decades, female comedians have been shut out of political satire. It's not that women don't joke about politics, it's just that they aren't often given an opportunity, let alone a platform, to share their views with the broader public.

Jessica Williams Shares Her Story, And Plenty Of Laughter, With Alumni Hall

Not only did Jessica Williams grace the HUB with a hilarious stand-up routine Saturday night, but the world-renowned comedian and actress also imparted some wisdom and encouraged students to “tell their story.”

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