Zelda Williams

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Zelda Williams
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Williams in 2011
Zelda Rae Williams[1]

July 31, 1989 (age 30)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, director, producer, writer
Years active1994 (1994)–present

Zelda Rae Williams (born July 31, 1989)[2][3][4] is an American actress, director, producer and writer. She is the daughter of actor and comedian Robin Williams and film producer Marsha Garces Williams.

Early life[edit]

Zelda was born in New York City[5] to Robin Williams and his second wife, Marsha.[6] She was born 10 days after her father's 38th birthday. Her father stated that he named her after Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda video game series.[7][8][9][10] Her mother is of Filipino and Finnish descent.[11][12] Zelda, the older of Williams's children by his second wife, has a younger brother, Cody, and an older half-brother, Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams.[13]


She made her acting debut at age 5. At 15, Williams acted in the 2004 film House of D opposite her father and actor Anton Yelchin as the latter's young first love, Melissa Loggia.[6]

In June 2011, both Williams and her father were featured in a television commercial for the Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.[14] 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 Wii console. 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 was also born on the North American release of the original Gameboy.

She appeared in People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People issue for 2007.[6] 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", alongside her father.[15]

In 2018, Williams wrote and directed the short film Shrimp, which she also starred in alongside Conor Leslie, Paulina Singer, Frances Fisher, and Jake Abel. The film depicts the lives of dominatrixes in a Los Angeles BDSM den. Williams later entered into a deal with Gunpowder & Sky to develop the short film into a half-hour series.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Williams has described herself as an avid athlete[17][page needed] and video game player, and a fan of her namesake The Legend of Zelda series. She has stated that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is her favorite game and had voiced support of its release on the 3DS by supporting Operation Moonfall until Nintendo finally announced the game on November 5, 2014.[18]

Williams is bisexual.[19][20] She dated actor Jackson Heywood from 2013 to 2016.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
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 Luster Victor
2010 Jezuz Loves Chaztity Chaztity Short film
2010 Detention Sara
2011 Stupid Questions Lucy Short film
2012 The Frankenstein Brothers Kelly Martin also known as A Beer Tale
2012 Noobz Rickie
2014 Never Nikki
2014 Maddie Moonwater Maddie Short film
2016 Meet Cute Andy Short film
2018 Locating Silver Lake Ella
2018 Shrimp Jess also director, producer and writer


Year Title Role Notes
1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss Daughter Television film
2012 Checked Out Marissa Main role; 4 episodes
2013-2014 Teen Wolf Caitlin Recurring role; 2 episodes
2014 Chaotic Awesome Episode: #1.12
2014 The Legend of Korra Kuvira Recurring role; 11 episodes, voice role
2015-2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mona Lisa / Y'Gythgba Recurring role; 5 episodes, voice role
2016 Dead of Summer Drew Reeves Main role; 10 episodes
2016 Girl in the Box Janice Hooker Television film
2017 Stitchers Zelda Episode: "The Gremlin and the Fixer"
2017 Criminal Minds Melissa Miller Episode: "False Flag"
2019 Dark/Web Cheshire Episode: "Chapter Three"; also director, producer and writer
2019 Jane the Virgin Leona Episode: "Chapter Eighty-Seven
2019 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Foot Recruit / Female Barista Recurring role; 4 episodes, voice role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016[22] King's Quest - Chapter III: Once Upon A Climb Amaya Blackstone Voice role


  1. ^ "#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my..." Twitter. July 31, 2014. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Vrajlal, Alicia (August 11, 2014). "Robin Williams' daughter Zelda dedicated birthday message to her father and Aussie Home And Away star boyfriend Jackson Heywood just weeks before actor's death". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "So Jackson Heywood..." Zelda Williams verified Twitter page. July 21, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014. I turn 25 on the 31st.
  4. ^ Monde, Chiderah. "Robin Williams dead at 63: Actor's daughter Zelda Williams posts heartfelt tribute: 'Only you will have the stars that can laugh'". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Zelda Rae Williams Biography". entertainment.oneindia.in.
  6. ^ a b c "Generation Next: Look Who's Stepping Out of Hollywood's Spectacular Gene Pool". People. 67 (18). New York City: Time Inc. May 7, 2007. p. 164. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Robin Williams, daughter Zelda star in "The Legend of Zelda" ad (Video)". Archived from the original on February 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Profile: Robin Williams, actor and comedian". Edinburgh: Johnston Publishing Ltd. September 25, 2010.
  9. ^ Rosenberg, Jared (June 15, 2011). "Ocarina of Time 3D Commercial Stars Robin Williams". Nintendo World Report. Nintendo World Report LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2014. Sourced from "What Links a Hollywood Legend and his daughter to one of the greatest video game franchises of all time?" (Press release). June 15, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Robin Williams named his daughter after Princess Zelda". Destructoid. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  11. ^ "How Robin Williams remained close to Pinoy family even after divorce with Fil-Am wife". GMA News Online. August 12, 2014.
  12. ^ Giles, Jeff (August 11, 2014). "Robin Williams: Fears of a Clown". The Rolling Stones.
  13. ^ "Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams, Zachary Pym Williams: Who Are Robin Williams' Kids?". The Epoch Times. Retrieved August 11, 2014.[unreliable source?]
  14. ^ Ocarina of Time 3D – Robin Williams Commercial. June 15, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  15. ^ "You Make Me Feel... by Cobra Starship Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  16. ^ Spangler, Todd (November 9, 2018). "Zelda Williams 'Shrimp' Short About BDSM Scene to Become Half-Hour Series With Gunpowder & Sky". Variety. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  17. ^ Teen Vogue, Young Hollywood Issue interview by Chris Henry[page needed]
  18. ^ "Twitter post". Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  19. ^ Levine, Katie (April 2, 2015). "'The JV Club #148: Zelda Williams'". nerdist.com. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  20. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  21. ^ Zelda Williams Live Chat - TORN Tuesdays. March 26, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2016 – via YouTube.
  22. ^ The Odd Gentlemen. King's Quest - Chapter III: Once Upon A Climb. Sierra Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 1 min in, Cast.

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