Weekends Just Got Bettyer

Wilhelmina Slater


Creative Director of Mode Magazine

"That is the absolute cruelest thing I've ever seen. Someone's getting a raise."

Vanessa Williams - Actor Bio

Vanessa Williams' performance as "Ugly Betty's" scheming fashionista Wilhelmina Slater has earned her critical acclaim as well as an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, having conquered the music charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television.

In addition to her Emmy nomination, Williams has earned two NAACP Image Awards


as Outstanding Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Wilhelmina Slater. The role has also garnered her a Teen Choice Award for TV Villain.

Williams' charitable contributions are many and varied, embracing and supporting such issues as education, homelessness, abuse, women's issues and health concerns, AIDS and anything having to do with children.