Zelda Williams

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Zelda Williams
Zelda Williams.jpg
Zelda Williams in November 2011
Born Zelda Rae Williams
(1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 24)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

Zelda Rae Williams (born July 31, 1989) is an American actress and the daughter of actor and comedian Robin Williams and Marsha Garces. Her father stated that she was named after Princess Zelda of The Legend of Zelda series of video games.[1][2][3]

Acting professionally, her first big role was that of Melissa Loggia, the main character's teenage love interest in the 2004 film House of D. In 2007, she was chosen as one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People.[4]

Early life[edit]

Williams was born in New York City, New York to Marsha Garces Williams, the second wife of Robin Williams. The first of Marsha's two children, Zelda has an older half-brother Zachary Pym Williams (born April 11, 1983), as well as a younger brother, Cody Alan Williams (born November 25, 1991).[5] Zelda moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Francisco.

Hobbies[edit]

Williams has been quoted as saying she's played "every single sport on the face of the planet."[6] She regularly visits an indoor climbing gym in her hometown of San Francisco. Williams is a dedicated video game player and Halo 3 fan. She has stated that Wikipedia and Notcot.org are websites she visits frequently.[7] In June 2011, both Zelda and Robin featured in a television commercial for the Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.[8] Furthermore on October 25, 2011, she was the special guest host at the London Zelda Symphony Concert at the Hammersmith Apollo, marking the 25th anniversary of the Zelda Series. On November 17, 2011, subscribers to Nintendo emails received an email of her and her father playing the new game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii. She appears in an interview with Nintendo representatives in which she says that one of her favorite things to do in her free time is play Super Smash Bros. Melee with her friends, always playing as the character Sheik. She has stated that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is her favorite game of all time and voices support of its release on the Nintendo 3DS by supporting Operation Moonfall.[9] She appears in the Wynter Gordon music video for "Buy My Love" and has a cameo in the Cobra Starship music video "You Make Me Feel", along with father Robin.

On June 10, 2014, she played a match of Super Smash Bros. during E3's Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament.

Career[edit]

Williams's acting debut was in the 2004 film House of D opposite Anton Yelchin as his young first love, Melissa Loggia. In House of D, she worked alongside her father Robin Williams. Though the film received mixed reviews, Zelda's and Anton's performances were well received.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss Daughter TV film
1995 Nine Months Little Girl #3 in Ballet Class
2004 House of D Melissa
2008 Were the World Mine Frankie
2009 Don't Look Up Matya
2010 See You on the Other Side Zoey Meola Short film
2010 Jezuz Loves Chaztity Chaztity Short film
2010 Detention Sara
2011 Stupid Questions Lucy Short film
2012 Beer Tale, AA Beer Tale Kelly
2012 Noobz Rickie
2012 Checked Out Marissa Episodes: "1.1", "1.2", "1.3", "1.4"
2013 Teen Wolf Caitlin 2 Episodes
2013 Never Nikki Post-production
2014 The Legend of Korra Kuvira Book Three, Episode 8: "The Terror Within"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Williams, daughter Zelda star in "The Legend of Zelda" ad (Video)
  2. ^ Profile: Robin Williams, actor and comedian
  3. ^ Ocarina of Time 3D Commercial Stars Robin Williams
  4. ^ People Magazine, April 2007 People.com features the 100 Most Beautiful. Published online May 7, 2007
  5. ^ "Robin Williams named his daughter after Princess Zelda". Destructoid. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Teen Vogue, Young Hollywood Issue interview by Chris Henry
  7. ^ Whitney, Christine. Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Is Cooler Than Her Dad. Published July 7, 2008.
  8. ^ Ocarina of Time 3D – Robin Williams Commercial. June 15, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Twitter post". Retrieved May 4, 2013. 

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