Kellie Shanygne Williams

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Not to be confused with Kelli Williams.
Kellie Shanygne Williams
Born (1976-03-22) March 22, 1976 (age 39)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Hannibal Jackson (m. 2009)
(2 children)
Website Kellie Williams Twitter

Kellie Shanygne Jackson (née Williams; March 22, 1976[1]) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Laura 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.[2]


Williams was born in Washington, D.C.[1] 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.

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Williams created the Kellie Williams Program[3] 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.[4] 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".[5] She has a younger sister and brother named Marti and Donte, respectively.[citation needed] Williams married Hannibal Jackson on September 5, 2009.[6] They have two children.


  1. ^ a b All Movie Guide, "Kellie Shanygne Williams". Accessed 4 April 2010.
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  3. ^ "Kellie Williams Program". 
  4. ^ "COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kellie Williams Programs". 
  5. ^ Harley, Chantel (2006-11-16). "Actress Introduces D.C. Students to Arts". The Washington Post. 
  6. ^ "Hannibal and Kellie's Wedding". 

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