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Kellie Shanygne Williams Wiki Biography
Kellie Shanygne Williams was born in Washington D.C. on 22 March 1976. She is an actress and a producer, well known for playing the role of Laura Lee Winslow in the 1989-1998 hit television sitcom “Family Matters”. She also has an impressive resume in terms of theatre performances which have contributed to her current wealth, having played roles in shows like “Goin’ Home” and “Colored Museum”.
How rich is Kellie Shanygne Williams? Sources estimate that her net worth is over $2 million, with most of her wealth having come from her television appearances, hosting, and a few films. Her foray into producing has also helped in this regard as she handles both entertainment and charitable productions.
Kellie Shanygne Williams Net Worth $2 Million
Kellie started acting after being enrolled in the Howard University Children’s Theater; her father felt that Kellie had trouble expressing and speaking which led to the enrollment. At a very young age, she started modelling and acting, which opportunity would allow her to start doing commercials and eventually land her the first stage role of her career in “Cousins”. She would then do other theatre shows like “The Bacchae”, “Pure Energy” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”, to name a few. These were the start of her net worth.
After the complete run of the television sitcom “Family Matters”, she went on to her first feature film debut in “Suspect”, a film starring Dennis Quaid and Cher. Kellie then started to do recurring roles in numerous television shows, including “Moesha”, “Girlfriends”, “The Parkers” and “Eve”. She has also starred in shows like “What About Joan” alongside Joan Cusack and a few episodes of “Clean House” as a substitute host for Niecy Nash.
Kellie is also the co-executive producer of the film “Blessed and Cursed” which was released in 2010, which also added to her net worth.
A few of her recent appearances include her role as Cee Cee in “Steppin: The Movie” and “Celebrity Wife Swap”, a show in which she traded lives with Ce Ce Peniston. A lot of these projects have helped her to accumulate her current fortune.
Kellie also manages a rhythm and blues group called Amari, which is composed of women Kellie grew up with.
Kellie dedicates a lot of her time to charity work, being involved in numerous programs like “The Starlight Foundation International Youth Ambassador”, “Great Beginning for Black Babies”, “Famous Phone Friends”, and “Hollywood for Children”. She is the creator of the “Kellie Williams Program”, which aims to provide 14-20 year olds with the opportunity to produce their own television show; the program airs on Comcast Cable Local On-Demand. Her dedication to education and philanthropy has earned her two awards, the “Timmie” Award from the Touchdown Club of Washington D.C. which she received in 1994 as well as the “1995 Role Model of the Year Excellence Award” from RJR Nabisco Company.
Kellie Shanygne Williams is also known as Kellie Shanygne Jackson, after her marriage to Hannibal Jackson in 2009. They currently have two children. She is attending the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) with a major in Psychology. Despite her wealth and busy professional life, she mentions that she enjoys hobbies like singing, dancing and roller skating.
|1||Despite playing his younger sister on Family Matters (1989), Kellie is actually older than co-star Darius McCrary by a little over a month.|
|2||Majoring in psychology at UCLA (June 2000)|
|3||Kellie has moved back to Washington, DC, where she has just launched a new fine arts program for youth at Howard University’s Children’s Theater. [November 2006]|
|4||In July 2012, she gave birth to a son named John Ervin Jackson.|
|5||In June 2010 she gave birth to a daughter named Hannah Belle Jackson.|
|6||Though their characters had a love-hate relationship on Family Matters (1989), in real life she and Jaleel White were good friends during the taping of the show.|
|7||Oldest of three children. She has a sister (Marti) and a brother (Donte).|
|8||When Family Matters (1989) was on hiatus and Kellie went back to her home town, all her friends would ask questions about Jaleel White such as, “Is that boy really a nerd?” She was upset about it at first but later got used to it.|
|9||Ate lunch with her co-star Jaleel White every day, and they shared the same tutor on set.|
|10||Didn’t talk as a toddler, so her father enrolled her into a theater program, where she came out of her shell.|