Jessica Williams (actress)

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Jessica Williams
Born Jessica Renee Williams
(1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 25)
Los Angeles County, California[1]
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Actress/comedian
Years active 2006–present
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

Jessica Renee Williams (born July 31, 1989) is an American actress and comedian who is currently a correspondent on The Daily Show.

Early life[edit]

Jessica Renee Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She made her television debut as a series regular on the Nickelodeon series Just for Kicks in 2006[2] and in 2012, she became The Daily Show's youngest correspondent ever.[3][4] She attended Narbonne High School and California State University, Long Beach.[5]


Williams made her Daily Show debut on January 11, 2012.[6] Williams is a frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.[5] Williams also made appearances on Season 3 of HBO's Girls.[7] She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.[8]


  1. ^ "The Birth of Jessica Williams". California Birth Index. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (April 7, 2006). "'Just for Kicks' shows girls how to get along". The Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Del Signore, John (January 19, 2012). "Jon Stewart: SOPA Will Drive Us To Libraries "Like A Common Masturbator"". Gothamist. 
  4. ^ Czajkowski, Elise (February 27, 2014). "Talking to 'Daily Show' Correspondent Jessica Williams". Splitsider. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Jessica Williams". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Indecision 2012 - In the South of Madness". The Daily Show. January 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ Williams, Lauren (January–February 2014). "The Daily Show's Jessica Williams on Race, Comedy, and Her Role in "Girls."". Mother Jones. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "FACES: THE DAILY SHOW'S JESSICA WILLIAMS INTERVIEW". Nixon. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 

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