Kellie Shanygne Williams
|Kellie Shanygne Williams|
March 22, 1976 |
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Known for||Laura Winslow – Family Matters|
|Spouse(s)||Hannibal Jackson (m. 2009)|
Kellie Shanygne Williams (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Laura Lee Winslow, the middle child of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the ABC/CBS television series Family Matters which ran from 1989–1998. Her middle name is pronounced Sha-neen.
Williams was born in Washington, D.C. After Family Matters, she began acting in the ABC television show What About Joan. Williams was on the Style Network program Clean House for six episodes in 2009, as a substitute host for Niecy Nash. In 2006, Williams created the Kellie Williams Program with co-creator Jeff Rawluk in the Washington D.C. area. The program will provide Washington, DC students between the ages of 14-20 an opportunity to produce a television show to air on Comcast Cable Local On-Demand. She stated, "I wanted to create a program similar to the one I grew up with (Howard University Children's Theatre). I wanted to bring it to the masses, not to just people who were familiar with the arts but to people who had never experienced any art".
She has a younger sister and brother named Marti and Donte, respectively. After her break up with Jeff Rawluk in 2003, Williams married Hannibal Jackson on September 5, 2009. They have two children, Hannah Belle, born in 2010 and John Ervin Jackson, born in 2012.