Jessica Williams (actress)

Jessica Williams (actress)

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Jessica Williams
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Williams in 2016
Born Jessica Renee Williams
(1989-07-31) July 31, 1989 (age 28)
Los Angeles County, California, USA[1]
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 2006–present

Jessica Renee Williams (born July 31, 1989) is an American actress and comedian who was formerly a senior correspondent on The Daily Show.

Early life[edit]

Jessica Renee Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Nathaniel Narbonne High School where she flourished in the school’s drama department. She made her television debut as a series regular on the Nickelodeon series Just for Kicks in 2006[2] and in 2012, she became The Daily Show’s youngest correspondent ever.[3][4] She attended California State University, Long Beach.[5] The results of a DNA test traced Williams’ maternal ancestry to the Bamileke people of Cameroon.[6]

Career[edit]

Williams made her Daily Show debut on January 11, 2012.[7] Williams is a frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.[5] Williams also made appearances on Season 3 of HBO’s Girls.[8] She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York[9] and Los Angeles, California.[10] She appears in the film People Places Things. She currently co-hosts the comedy podcast 2 Dope Queens with Phoebe Robinson. Williams will appear in an HBO special spun off from the podcast in February, 2018.[11] She appeared on her last Daily Show episode on June 30, 2016.[12] She is the star of the 2017 Netflix comedy movie The Incredible Jessica James, in which she portrays a character whom the Guardian described as “a struggling Brooklyn-based playwright navigating the murky waters of modern romance while waiting impatiently for her big break.”[13] She will appear in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, a teacher from the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Crying in Public Coffee Shop Crier Short film
2013 Delivery Man African American Spa Worker
2015 People Places Things Kat
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Herself
2015 Tap Shoes & Violins Charlie Short film
2017 The Incredible Jessica James Jessica James Also Executive Producer
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks Post-production
2019 Booksmart Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Just for Kicks Vida Atwood 13 episodes
2012–2016 The Daily Show Herself (correspondent) 141 episodes
2014 Girls Karen 4 episodes
2018–present 2 Dope Queens Herself (co-host) Also co-creator, writer, executive producer
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