Nafessa Williams – Biography, Parents, Husband, Age, Is She Gay?

Nafessa Williams is an African-American actress who is gradually making a name for herself in the Hollywood industry. The rising star is in the 2018 sitcom Black Lightning and her character as the lesbian Anissa Pierce is loved by many. However, as her fame is rising, so also are the speculations about her sexuality on the upsurge.

To clarify your doubts and speculations on the issue, this piece has covered all the details as well as facts about the starlet’s background, family and career.

Nafessa Williams Biography (Age)

The starlet is a December baby as she was born on the 4th of December 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. Nafessa holds American citizenship but she is of African-American ethnicity. Her early education can be traced back to Robert E. Lamberton High School while her higher education was attained at the West Chester University where she bagged a degree in Criminal Justice.

Upon graduation, Nafessa Williams worked as an intern in the District Attorney’s Office in the Homicide Department which happened to be the only job on record she has done in her field of study. In 2011, Williams was seen in the film Streets, playing the role of Nicole Gordon and she also landed her debut role in TV series as Deanna Forbes in One Life to Live. The next year was also favorable for the upcoming star as she got a recurring role in the sitcom The Bold and the Beautiful as Margo Ivey. Her character as Samanta Kimm in the movie The Dirty 30 was the main role likewise in the films The Man in 3B and Restored Me in which Nafessa Williams was featured as the lead actress.

In recent times, the dynamic actress was seen in the 2017 film Burning Sands, playing a supporting role as Yoya as well as in the movie True to the Game, she played a supporting role as Sahirah. Furthermore, she appeared in four episodes of the notable sitcom Code Black as well as 3 episodes of Twin Peaks. However, Nafessa’s much talked about film is the 2018 sitcom Black Lightning in which she plays the lead role of Anissa Pierce.

Nafessa Williams
Nafessa & Cress Williams in Black Lightning Image Source

Net Worth

Nafessa Williams has not been very liberal when it comes to her net worth so far. From what was gathered, her average salary range is $20,000 to $156,000 as an actress in TV series. From the above, some sources have come up with a sum of $800,000 as her current net worth.

In spite of the limited information available, it is a known fact that the starlet is gradually gaining grounds in Holywood and her earnings are definitely doing well with prospects to increase in the nearest future.

Family: Parents, Husband

From her given name – Williams, it is possible that Nafessa is from a family that bears Williams as their surname. We know she grew up in West Philadelphia but there are no further details about her parents’ names nor that of her siblings.

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Flipping to her romantic life, Nafessa Williams has also been tight-lipped on that matter. Not even her social media pages indicate that she is in a relationship, talk more about having a husband. However, a source reveals that after much digging for facts on her relationship that the starlet back in 2009, made a tweet of having the funniest boyfriend ever. Aside from that, nothing more is known about the mystery man.

On this note, it will be safe to assume that the actress might be taking things slow when it comes to finding Mr. Right and in the meantime, she is concentrating on her career.

Is Nafessa Williams Gay?

The recent TV series Black Lightning in which Nafessa Williams is being featured as Annie Pierce has raised a lot of speculations about her sexuality. The character in the film happens to be a lesbian who has superpowers and the starlet, in an interview, revealed she greatly admires and loves her. Making reference to her relationship status, people started making speculations that Nafessa Williams could just be lesbian hiding in the closet.

However, since Nafessa has not given her statement concerning the matter it would be safe to say that she is straight and not gay.

Body Stats

The beautiful star of Black Lightning stands at a height of 5 ft 2 inches. Her body is known to have curves at the right places which makes heads turn whenever she is around. Furthermore, her hair is black whereas her eyes are a sparkling brown set.


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