Malinda Williams Net Worth

Malinda Williams Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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 NameMalinda Williams
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 24, 1970
Place Of BirthHeidelberg, Germany
Height5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
ProfessionActress, producer
EducationWestfield High School, Union County College in Elizabeth, New York's Actors Conservatory (acting classes)
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseD‐Nice (m. 2008–2010), Mekhi Phifer (m. 1999–2003)
ChildrenOmikaye Phifer
ParentsBeverly Williams, Fred Williams
SiblingsLisa Sorensen, Leslie Dunn
NicknamesMelinda Williams , Malinda C. Williams , Malinda Jones , Malinda Phifer
NominationsBlack 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)
1Appears in G Unit's Young Buck music video 'Shorty Wanna Ride' as his love interest. [September 2004]
2Has a son named Omikaye with ex-husband Mekhi Phifer.
3Studied at The Actor's Conservatory in New York City.


Perceptions2016/IIShort completedYolanda
Merry Christmas, Baby2016TV MovieMarci
A Baby for Christmas2015TV MovieMarci
Girlfriends Getaway 22015TV MovieCamille
Accidental Love2015Rakeesha
Marry Us for Christmas2014TV MovieMarci
Girlfriends' Getaway2014TV MovieCamille
Marry Me for Christmas2013TV MovieMarci Jewel
24 Hour Love2013PJ
A Cross to Bear2012TV MovieFae
Back Then2012Andrea 'Dre' Devine
2 Days in New York2012Elizabeth
The Undershepherd2012Casandra
A Day in the Life2009/IIBoopsy
First Sunday2008Tianna
Daddy's Little Girls2007Maya
Windfall2006TV SeriesKimberly George
Exposure2005ShortWoman #2
Soul Food2000-2004TV SeriesTracy 'Bird' Van Adams
The District2004TV SeriesRennee
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesLori-Ann Dufoy
The Division2004TV SeriesTanya
Half & Half2003TV SeriesMyra
Movie Stars2000TV SeriesBianca
Dancing in September2000Rhonda
Outreach1999TV SeriesAdrea Young
The Wood1999Young Alicia
Uninvited Guest1999Tammy
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1997-1998TV SeriesTasha Morrison
Damn Whitey1997ShortMalinda
Dangerous Minds1997TV SeriesLashawn
NYPD Blue1996TV SeriesAnnette Morris
The John Larroquette Show1996TV SeriesShanelle
High School High1996Natalie Thompson
Moesha1996TV SeriesTaylor
Sunset Park1996Cheryl
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996Erica
The Client1995TV SeriesZora Ward
Under One Roof1995TV SeriesTamika
Sister, Sister1994-1995TV SeriesTyra
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1995TV SeriesMichelle
CBS Schoolbreak Special1995TV SeriesAlex Bing
Me and the Boys1994TV SeriesElizabeth
My So-Called Life1994TV SeriesYvette
South Central1994TV SeriesCandi
Roc1993TV SeriesCelina
Laurel Avenue1993TV SeriesSheila Arnett
Miami Vice1990TV SeriesLynette
The Cosby Show1987-1990TV SeriesShana / Althea Logan


Marry Me for Christmas2013TV Movie executive producer


History Is Made at Night1999assistant to producers - as Melinda Williams


Exhale2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Side Piece2014DocumentaryHerself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie2012Documentary
Mic Check Live: Ms. Lauryn Hill & Tyrese Gibson2011TV MovieHerself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Played by Fame2009TV SeriesHerself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
2007 Trumpet Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Angels Can't Help But Laugh2007DocumentaryHerself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHerself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2003TV SeriesHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair1996Video GameHerself / Production Assistant

Won Awards

2012Grand Jury PrizeAmerican Black Film FestivalBest Performance by an Actor (Male or Female)The Undershepherd (2012)

Nominated Awards

2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSoul Food (2000)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSoul Food (2000)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSoul Food (2000)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActressThe Wood (1999)

Known for movies

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