Vanessa Williams and Her Celebrity Friends

Vanessa Williams and actor Jamal Weathers appear in her new one-woman show Feet On The Ceiling, a coming-of-age tale of a young woman’s sexual revelations. "I’m a bit of an exhibitionist and I like art that disturbs people," she said. "I’m driven to issues that get people talking and push the envelope, particularly in regards to women’s sexuality, which is a huge part of who we are as women."
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

1 of 11 Inez Lewis

Vanessa Williams and actor Jamal Weathers appear in her new one-woman show Feet On The Ceiling, a coming-of-age tale of a young woman’s sexual revelations.

“I’m a bit of an exhibitionist and I like art that disturbs people,” she said. “I’m driven to issues that get people talking and push the envelope, particularly in regards to women’s sexuality, which is a huge part of who we are as women.”

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Vanessa Williams greets Forest Whitaker on the red carpet at The Last King of Scotland premiere.

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Vanessa Williams and Kerry Washington show their support for Forest Whitaker at The Last King of Scotland premiere.

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Vanessa Williams poses with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and looks forward to winning her own.

“I’m still expecting to thank the Academy one day,” Williams said. “I still have plenty of goals on my dream list.”

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Vanessa Williams considers Terri Vaughn and Malinda Williams among her closest friends in the business. Malinda Williams and Nicole Ari Parker remained like family after the trio wrapped the series Soul Food.

“Nicole Ari [Parker] and I are bridesmaids in Malinda’s [Williams ]upcoming wedding. Many of us flew out to Germany when Boris [Kodjoe ]and Nicole got married,” she said.

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Vanessa Williams and Tichina Arnold both open up in Terri Vaughn’s documentary Angels Can’t Help But Cry on their experiences as Black women in Hollywood.

“For sure, they’re not checking for us like they are for the 25-year-old blonde girl but at the same time, we have it so much better than Black actresses back in the day,” Williams said. “Yes, of course there is so much work to do but all of the sisters in the documentary have had marvelous careers.”

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Vanessa Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Victoria Rowell and Chris Rock share a laugh at the Snakes On A Plane premiere.

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Vanessa Williams catches up with Paris Hilton and Adrian Grenier from Entourage at the 11th Hour premiere.

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Vanessa Williams and Holly Robinson Peete share the experience of being busy actresses along with their most important roles of wife and mother.

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Vanessa Williams smiles bright with Billy Crystal and Eddie Izzard.

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Vanessa Williams strikes a pose with model and actress Eva Pigford.

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