Malinda Williams Net Worth

    Malinda Williams net worth is
    $1.5 Million

    Malinda Williams Wiki Biography

    Malinda Williams was born on 24 September 1975, in Heidelberg, Germany, to parents Fred and Beverly Williams, of African-American descent. She is an actress and producer, probably best known for her role in the television series “Soul Food”, and in the films “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”, “High School High” and “The Wood”.

    A famous actress, how wealthy is Malinda Williams? Sources state that Williams has acquired a net worth of over $1.5 million, as of mid-2016. Her wealth has mostly been established during her acting career.

    Malinda Williams Net Worth $1.5 Million

    During her childhood years, Williams’ family moved from Germany to Westfield, New Jersey where she attended Westfield High School. She later enrolled in Union County College in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Williams had started her acting career already, as a child appearing in an episode of “The Cosby Show” in 1987. She went on to take acting classes at New York’s Actors Conservatory and in 1993 was castin a major role in the television film “Laurel Avenue”. She made guest appearances in several television series during the ’90s, such as “Miami Vice”, “Roc”, “South Central”, “My So-Called Life”, “Sister, Sister”, “Under the Roof” and “The Client”. Her net worth was well established.

    She made her film debut in the 1996 dark comedy-romance film “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”, in which she played Erica Wright, alongside Martin Lawrence and Lynn Whitfield. The same year she had a recurring role as Taylor in the television series “Moesha”, and made guest appearances in other series such as “The John Larroquette Show”, “NYPD” and “Dangerous Minds”. In 1997 she was cast with a starring role as Tasha Morrison in the series “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”. Her film roles of the time include “Sunset Park” and “High School High”. In 1999 she starred in the hit romantic comedy film “The Wood” as Young Alicia, playing opposite actor Omar Epps as the ex-girlfriend of his character; the role earned her a nomination for Black Reel Award for Best Actress. She also appeared as Tammy in the thriller “Uninvited Guest” the same year. All added to her net worth.

    In 2000 Williams catapulted into the national spotlight by landing a role in the hit Showtime television series “Soul Food” as hair salon owner Tracy ‘Bird’ Van Adams; the series, airing from 2000 to 2004, represented the longest-running African-American television drama in US history, and Williams’ performance earned her three nominations for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, and significantly added to her wealth. She went on to land roles in numerous films of the early 2000s, including “Dancing in September”, “Idlewild”, “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “First Sunday” and “A Day in the Life”. She also appeared in the series “Half & Half”, “The Division”, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The District”, and had a recurring role in the NBC series “Windfall”.

    Williams’ numerous roles brought role national attention and she became a recognized figure in both the film and television industries. In the following years she landed various film roles, such as in “2 Days in New York”, “Side by Side”, “Percentage”, “Accidental Love”, “Girlfriends Getaway” and “Girlfriends Getaway 2”, as well as several television film parts, including “Marry Me for Christmas”, in which she also served as a producer, and its sequels “Marry Us for Christmas” and “A Baby for Christmas”. All contributed to her wealth.

    Aside from acting, in 2006 Williams launched her own line of lingerie and intimate accessories called Modern Goddess.

    When speaking about her personal life, Williams married her co-star from “High School High” and “Uninvited Guest”, Mekhi Phifer in 1999; she has one child with the actor. After their divorce in 2003, the actress started dating the DJ and photographer D-Nice and the two married in 2008, however, two years later the couple divorced. Sources believe that Williams is currently single.


    Full Name Malinda Williams
    Net Worth $1.5 Million
    Date Of Birth September 24, 1970
    Place Of Birth Heidelberg, Germany
    Height 5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
    Profession Actress, producer
    Education Westfield High School, Union County College in Elizabeth, New York’s Actors Conservatory (acting classes)
    Nationality United States of America
    Spouse D‐Nice (m. 2008–2010), Mekhi Phifer (m. 1999–2003)
    Children Omikaye Phifer
    Parents Beverly Williams, Fred Williams
    Siblings Lisa Sorensen, Leslie Dunn
    Nicknames Melinda Williams , Malinda C. Williams , Malinda Jones , Malinda Phifer
    Nominations Black Reel Award for Best Actress (1999), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2003-2005), American Black Film Festival Award for Best Performance (2012)
    Movies “Laurel Avenue” (1993), “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” (1996), “High School High” (1996), “The Wood”, “First Sunday” (2008), “Daddy’s Little Girls” (2007) (1999)
    TV Shows “Soul Food” (2000-2004), Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1997-1998), “The District” (2004), “The John Larroquette Show” (1996)
    # Fact
    1 Appears in G Unit’s Young Buck music video ‘Shorty Wanna Ride’ as his love interest. [September 2004]
    2 Has a son named Omikaye with ex-husband Mekhi Phifer.
    3 Studied at The Actor’s Conservatory in New York City.


    Title Year Status Character
    Perceptions 2016/II Short completed Yolanda
    Merry Christmas, Baby 2016 TV Movie Marci
    A Baby for Christmas 2015 TV Movie Marci
    Girlfriends Getaway 2 2015 TV Movie Camille
    Accidental Love 2015 Rakeesha
    Marry Us for Christmas 2014 TV Movie Marci
    Girlfriends’ Getaway 2014 TV Movie Camille
    Percentage 2014 Cassandra
    Marry Me for Christmas 2013 TV Movie Marci Jewel
    24 Hour Love 2013 PJ
    A Cross to Bear 2012 TV Movie Fae
    Back Then 2012 Andrea ‘Dre’ Devine
    2 Days in New York 2012 Elizabeth
    The Undershepherd 2012 Casandra
    A Day in the Life 2009/II Boopsy
    First Sunday 2008 Tianna
    Daddy’s Little Girls 2007 Maya
    Windfall 2006 TV Series Kimberly George
    Idlewild 2006 Zora
    Exposure 2005 Short Woman #2
    Soul Food 2000-2004 TV Series Tracy ‘Bird’ Van Adams
    The District 2004 TV Series Rennee
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 TV Series Lori-Ann Dufoy
    The Division 2004 TV Series Tanya
    Half & Half 2003 TV Series Myra
    Movie Stars 2000 TV Series Bianca
    Dancing in September 2000 Rhonda
    Outreach 1999 TV Series Adrea Young
    The Wood 1999 Young Alicia
    Uninvited Guest 1999 Tammy
    Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1997-1998 TV Series Tasha Morrison
    Damn Whitey 1997 Short Malinda
    Dangerous Minds 1997 TV Series Lashawn
    NYPD Blue 1996 TV Series Annette Morris
    The John Larroquette Show 1996 TV Series Shanelle
    High School High 1996 Natalie Thompson
    Moesha 1996 TV Series Taylor
    Sunset Park 1996 Cheryl
    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 Erica
    The Client 1995 TV Series Zora Ward
    Under One Roof 1995 TV Series Tamika
    Sister, Sister 1994-1995 TV Series Tyra
    Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1995 TV Series Michelle
    CBS Schoolbreak Special 1995 TV Series Alex Bing
    Me and the Boys 1994 TV Series Elizabeth
    My So-Called Life 1994 TV Series Yvette
    South Central 1994 TV Series Candi
    Roc 1993 TV Series Celina
    Laurel Avenue 1993 TV Series Sheila Arnett
    Miami Vice 1990 TV Series Lynette
    The Cosby Show 1987-1990 TV Series Shana / Althea Logan


    Title Year Status Character
    Marry Me for Christmas 2013 TV Movie executive producer


    Title Year Status Character
    History Is Made at Night 1999 assistant to producers – as Melinda Williams


    Title Year Status Character
    Exhale 2013-2015 TV Series Herself – Co-Host
    Side Piece 2014 Documentary Herself
    2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
    Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie 2012 Documentary
    Mic Check Live: Ms. Lauryn Hill & Tyrese Gibson 2011 TV Movie Herself – Guest
    The Mo’Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
    Played by Fame 2009 TV Series Herself
    The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
    2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
    Angels Can’t Help But Laugh 2007 Documentary Herself
    The 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards 2007 TV Special documentary Herself
    BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
    The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
    Retrosexual: The 80’s 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
    4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
    35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
    Vibe Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
    MADtv 2003 TV Series Herself
    34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
    32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
    Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Chair 1996 Video Game Herself / Production Assistant

    Won Awards

    Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
    2012 Grand Jury Prize American Black Film Festival Best Performance by an Actor (Male or Female) The Undershepherd (2012)

    Nominated Awards

    Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
    2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Soul Food (2000)
    2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Soul Food (2000)
    2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Soul Food (2000)
    2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical – Best Actress The Wood (1999)

    Known for movies


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