Kellie Shanygne Williams, an American actress was born in Washington, D.C., March 22, 1976. At the age of four Kellie began taking acting classes and landed her first stage role at the age of six, in a regional production entitled “Cousins.”
After joining the Howard University Children’s Theater, Kellie began acting in commercials and theater. From that point, she’s amassed an impressive list of theater credits, including roles in “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” “Butterfinger’s Angel,” “Colored Museum,” “Goin’ Home,” and “The Bacchae,” in which she performed highly acclaimed vocals.
A home video created by her dad won her the role as Laura Winslow on the sitcom “Family Matters” (1989-1998). Through this role Kellie won the hearts of many across America. Over the years Kellie has been nominated for many awards for her performances.
After Family Matters, Kellie continued her career in acting and producing. In 2001, she starred in the ABC sitcom “What About Joan” with Joan Cusack. Kellie also served as a celebrity guest host for Niecy Nash on the hit show Clean House (2009). Kellie was also the co-executive producer of “Blessed and Cursed”. (2010).
Kellie is a woman of many hats, but these days her lists began with devoted wife and mother. Kellie is married to Hannibal Jackson and they have two beautiful children Hannah Belle and John Ervin Jackson.
In her spare time Kellie enjoys public speaking and participating in a variety of charitable activities. Kellie has received several honors for her commitment to be a positive influence in her community. Kellie splits her time between her home in Los Angeles and Maryland, where her family currently resides.