Kellie Shanygne Williams, Everything You Need To Know About Her

Kellie Shanygne Williams

Kellie Shanygne Williams is a well-known American actress who appeared in Family Matters’ American sitcom. Williams portrayed Laura Lee Winslow in the famous family program. The comedy program premiered on September 22, 1989, but was canceled on July 17, 1998. Family Matters was originally produced by ABC, but production was eventually taken up by CBS.

In Brief: Kellie Shanygne Williams’ Career

Williams began her acting career in 1989 with Family Matters. Williams was a children’s model before her TV break. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Colored Museum, and Buffterfingers Angel star the Howard University Children’s Theatre alum.

The 45-year-old actress began her career early and was most recently featured in 2020’s Christmas in Carolina. After Family Matters, the actress appeared in Moesha, What About Joan, In the Mix, and Eve (2006).

Williams starred in What About Japan, starring John Cusack’s wife Joan Cusack, in 2001. Williams appeared in Steppin: The Movie (2009). Unfortunately, the 2-hour, 18-minute film about college students and a step-dance competition was a disappointment.

In-Depth Look at Kellie Shanygne Williams’ Husband and Children

Williams married Hannibal Jackson in Fort Washington, Maryland, on September 5, 2009, after meeting him in 2007. According to Essence, their wedding ceremony was black and white themed. Last year, the adorable pair celebrated their tenth anniversary, and actress Williams was quick to upload a charming video on her social media page with photographs of the husband and wife.


The video was accompanied by African-American singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s song “The Making of You.” Jackson, her spouse, had previously served as a military reserve. However, he is presently the President/Chief Executive Officer of Y-Tech, LLC, an IT firm situated in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. According to Jackson, his first name, Hannibal, which seems distinctive and eye-catching, was given to him by his father in honor of the renowned African commander, Hannibal Barca.

Kellie Shanygne Williams
Kellie Shanygne Williams (Source: Google)

The couple has two children, Hannah Belle Jackson, their older daughter, and John Ervin Jackson, their son. Their daughter was born in June 2010, and their boy was born in July 2012, two years later. Her son John Ervin is a high school baseball player, but no information on her daughter Hannah Belle is available to the public. Williams is also known to share pictures of her husband and kids on her verified Instagram account. In one of the photos shared in October 2019, her husband Hannibal was seen attending a baseball game with their children, all three of them were dressed in baseball attire. Overall, the four-person family seems to be well-linked and united by affection.