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Days of our Lives Star Vanessa Williams Celebrates Her Birthday

We wish her a happy birthday!

vanessa williams who plays valerie grant on days of our lives celebrates a birthday.Happy birthday, Vanessa Williams.

Days of our Lives‘ Valerie Grant sure is missed in Salem even though her former love Abe Carver has married Paulina. Her portrayer, Vanessa Williams, is missed too, but she does have a reason to celebrate.

Happy Birthday, Vanessa Williams!

That’s because she was born on May 12, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, which means that this talented actress is turning 60 years old today! Williams began her career in 1989 with guest appearances in primetime programs such as Dream Street and Law & Order.

In 1991, she was cast in the crime film New Jack City, and one year later, she portrayed Anne-Marie McCoy in the horror film Candyman — a role she revisited in the same-titled sequel film released in 2020.

Williams was an original cast member in the FOX primetime serial Melrose Place though her character, Rhonda Blair, was written out after only one season. She subsequently guest starred on NYPD Blue and Living Single before being cast as a regular player in the ABC legal thriller Murder One.

In 1996, Williams had a recurring role as Dr. Grace Carr on the CBS series Chicago Hope. Four years later, she was hired to portray Maxine Chadway in the Showtime dramedy Soul Food.

Further credits include Drop Squad, Mother, Punks, Like Mike, and Imagine That (all feature films), made-for-TV movies like Sugar Momma, Raising Izzie, and One Fine Christmas, as well as episodes of Between Brothers, The Pretender, Cold Case, and The Flash.

Williams has recurred on Days of our Lives as Dr. Valerie Grant since 2016. She was the fourth actress to assume the part, which had last been played by Diane Sommerfield in 1982.

Soap Hub would like to wish Vanessa Williams a very happy birthday, and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. 

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