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Malinda Williams

Malinda Williams, an esteemed Hollywood sweetheart, can currently be seen gracing the silver screen in the Outkast film, Idlewild (Universal). Idlewild is Malinda's first starring role in a major musical production. In this period piece, also starring Big Boi and Andre 3000, Malinda portrays Zora, the wife of Rooster (Big Boi).

Malinda recently starred on the television drama Windfall(NBC), where she portrayed Kimberly George, a 22 year-old single mother whose luck found her winning the $386 Million dollar lottery and left her life in the trailer park behind.

If you ask this talented actress some of her career goals, she will tell you, I just want to portray African-American women accurately, because that is all I represent; not necessarily positively or negatively, just correctly.

If this beautiful actress's face seems familiar, it may be because she spent five years portraying Tracey Bird Van Adams, a beauty salon owner and struggling entrepreneur on Showtime's ground-breaking, history making series Soul Food. Malinda has worked consistently in a business where many careers are short-lived. Her versatile talents and distinctive beauty have led her to a list of admirable credits.

In 2003 and 2004 she earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, and in 2002, 2003 and 2004 the series received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series with yet another nomination in 2004.

Malinda's leading role film credits include: The Wood (MTV /Paramount), High School High (Tri-Star), and An Invited Guest which won the Best of Show at the 1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 1999 Urban World Festival in New York. She also starred in Dancing in September (HBO). Other film credits include: Sunset Park (Columbia/Tri- Star) and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (New Line). Malinda's guest starring television credits include: CBS's The District, Law and Order: SVU and ABC's NYPD Blue.

Having the ability to portray characters ranging from a sophisticated beauty salon owner, to a mentally challenged teenager, has branded Malinda Williams one of Hollywood's most wellrespected actresses.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Malinda Williams Facts

BirthdayDecember 3, 1975 (48)
BirthplaceNew Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Dancing in September (2000) as Rhonda
The Wood (1999) user recommendation
Uninvited Guest (1999)
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
High School High (1996)
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