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Vanessa Williams          

Grammy Nominated Singer, Actress & Philanthropist

Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold millions of records worldwide, Williams has also achieved numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind," from the Disney’s Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

Williams’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in "The Trip to Bountiful," "After Midnight," and a special limited engagement in "Hey, Look Me Over" at New York City Center in 2018. Williams is also in Josie Rourke’s "City of Angels" in London’s West End. Williams is one of the world’s most accomplished concert artists, appearing regularly with the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the world, most recently with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Williams is a strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the LGBTQ+ community and minorities. She was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Williams is also a type 1 diabetic and the mother of four.

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Award-Winning Documentary Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic Available Online For $1
"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" is a feature length documentary about HPV and cervical cancer narrated by Vanessa Williams.
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