Vanessa Williams Biography

Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold millions of records worldwide, Williams has also achieved numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind," from the Disney’s Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

Williams’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in "The Trip to Bountiful," "After Midnight," and a special limited engagement in "Hey, Look Me Over" at New York City Center in 2018. Williams is also in Josie Rourke’s "City of Angels" in London’s West End. Williams is one of the world’s most accomplished concert artists, appearing regularly with the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the world, most recently with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Williams is a strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the LGBTQ+ community and minorities. She was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Williams is also a type 1 diabetic and the mother of four.

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Vanessa Williams Videos

Exclusive interview with Vanessa Williams at Saturday Night Alive
Vanessa Williams Reflects on Fame, Family & Her Biggest Fear

How to book Vanessa Williams?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vanessa Williams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vanessa Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vanessa Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Vanessa Williams?

Booking fees for Vanessa Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vanessa Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Vanessa Williams?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vanessa Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vanessa Williams for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vanessa Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vanessa Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Vanessa Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Diversity and Heart Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vanessa Williams for live events is $100,000 - $200,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Vanessa Williams generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rita Moreno, Alfre Woodard and Victoria Rowell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vanessa Williams for an upcoming event.

Vanessa Williams Videos

Exclusive interview with Vanessa Williams at Saturday Night Alive
Vanessa Williams Reflects on Fame, Family & Her Biggest Fear

Vanessa Williams Speaking Topics

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Vanessa Williams News

How to book Vanessa Williams?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vanessa Williams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vanessa Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vanessa Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Vanessa Williams?

Booking fees for Vanessa Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vanessa Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Vanessa Williams?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vanessa Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vanessa Williams for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vanessa Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vanessa Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Vanessa Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Diversity and Heart Health. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vanessa Williams for live events is $100,000 - $200,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Vanessa Williams generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rita Moreno, Alfre Woodard and Victoria Rowell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vanessa Williams for an upcoming event.

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