Born in The Bronx, Vanessa Williams is an American rhythm and blues singer and film actress. She graduated from Syracuse University. She was awarded for the Theatre World Award in 1995. Her latest film is 'False Profits' (2018). She is living in Chappaqua (United States of America). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. She married Jim Skrip. Her last album, 'Christmas With Vanessa Williams' was released in 2012.