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
Education UCLA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Known for Laura Winslow – Family Matters
Spouse(s) Hannibal Jackson (m. 2009)
Children 2

Kellie Shanygne Williams (born March 22, 1976[1]) 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.[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. 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]

Personal life[edit]

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, Hannah, born in 2010 and John, born in 2012.


  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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