Kellie Shanygne Williams

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Kellie Shanygne Williams
Born March 22, 1976 in Washington, DC, USA
Sometimes credited as Kellie Williams
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Family Matters Laura Winslow 1989–1998 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
What About Joan Alice Adams 2001 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
(credited as Kellie Williams)
Charisse 1x09 - Niece April 9, 1996
(credited as Kellie Williams)
Charisse 4x07 - A Terrible Thing Happened on My Tour of College November 17, 1998
Girlfriends Cecily 3x08 - Handling Baggage November 11, 2002
The Parkers
(credited as Kellie Williams)
Michelle 5x10 - Cheaters Never Prosper November 23, 2003
(credited as Kellie Williams)
Lynn 3x18 - Separate, but Unequal April 13, 2006
(credited as Kellie Williams)
Lynn 3x21 - Daddy's Home May 4, 2006
(credited as Kellie Williams)
Lynn 3x22 - Daughter Don't Preach May 11, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
After All Katie 1999
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration Herself May 19, 2003

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Fun House September 19, 1990

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(3 Nominations)


  • Her mother, Patricia worked for Jet magazine and her father, Ervin was the manager of a telephone company
  • Has a younger sister, Marti and a younger brother, Donte
  • Her middle name is pronounced as "Sha-neen"
  • Didn't talk when she was a toddler, but when her father enrolled her into a theater program where she came out of her shell
  • Her first professional job was in an insurance company
  • Was a model for several years
  • Performed in professional theater in plays such as "The Colored Museum", "Goin' Home" and "Butterfinger's Angel"
  • Is older than her "Family Matters" co-star, Darius McCrary by a little over a month despite her character being younger than Darius's character
  • While on the set of "Family Matters", she ate lunch with Jaleel White every day and even shared the same tutor
  • Attended UCLA where she majored in psychology
  • Began a fine arts program for youths in Washington, DC at Howard University's Children's Theater
  • Married to Hannibal Jackson since 2009; they have two children: a daughter, Hannah (born in 2010) and a son, John (born in 2012)