Kellie Shanygne Williams

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Kellie Shanygne Williams
Kellie Shanygne Williams

(1976-03-22) March 22, 1976 (age 43)
Other namesKellie Williams‐Jackson
Years active1989–2011
Known forLaura Winslow – Family Matters
Hannibal Jackson (m. 2009)

Kellie Shanygne Jackson[1] (née, Williams; born March 22, 1976), is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Laura Lee Winslow, the middle child of Carl and Harriette Winslow on the ABC/CBS television series Family Matters which ran from 1989–1998.


Jackson was born in Washington D.C. as Kellie Shanygne Williams.[2] After Family Matters, she began acting in the ABC television show What About Joan on was on the Style Network program Clean House for six episodes in 2009, as a substitute host for Niecy Nash. In 2007 Jackson created the Kellie Williams Program with co-creator Jeff Rawluk[3] in the Washington, D.C., area. The program will provide Washington, D.C., students between the ages of 14-20 an opportunity to produce a television show to air on Comcast Cable Local On-Demand.[4] She stated, "I wanted to create a program similar to the one I grew up with (Howard University Children's Theatre). I wanted to bring it to the masses, not to just people who were familiar with the arts but to people who had never experienced any art."[5]

Personal life[edit]

Williams wed Hannibal Jackson on September 5, 2009 at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland;[6] the two met in 2007, through a mutual friend. They have two children together, daughter Hannah Belle Jackson (b. 2010) and son John Ervin Jackson (b. 2012).


  1. ^ "Kellie S. Williams: Family Really Matters". BlackDoctor. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  2. ^ All Movie Guide, "Kellie Shanygne Williams". Accessed 4 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Kellie Williams Program". Archived from the original on 2010-05-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kellie Williams Programs".
  5. ^ Harley, Chantel (2006-11-16). "Actress Introduces D.C. Students to Arts". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ "Family Matters Star Laura Winslow Gets Married". ESSENCE.COM. October 22, 2009.

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