Nafessa Williams

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Nafessa Williams (born December 4, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. She is most known for her 2011 role as Nicole Gordon in the Meek Mill film Streets, her 2011 role as Deanna Forbes on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, and her 2016 role as Dr. Charlotte Piel on the CBS drama Code Black.

Williams studied criminal justice at West Chester University and interned in the homicide unit of the District Attorney's Office[1]

Williams has been cast as Jade in the 2017 Mark Frost/David Lynch Showtime series Twin Peaks.[2] and as Anissa Pierce in the 2018 Mara Brock Akil/Greg Berlanti series Black Lightning [3]


Films and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Streets Nicole Gordon feature film
2011 One Life to Live Deanna Forbes TV series, 33 episodes
2012 The Bold and the Beautiful Margo Ivey TV series, 2 episodes
2014 The Dirty 30 Samantha Kimm feature film
2014 Survivor's Remorse Adina Parker TV series, 1 episode
2015 Whitney Kim TV movie
2015 Brotherly Love Simone feature film
2015 Real Husbands of Hollywood Eboni TV series, 1 episode
2015 The Man in 3B Krystal feature film
2016 True to the Game Sahirah feature film
2016 Restored Me Monica Berry
2016 NBA 2K17 Tiffany Rasberry video game
2016 Code Black Dr. Charlotte Piel TV series, 4 episodes
2016 Asterisk Angela short film
2017 Burning Sands Toya
2017 Twin Peaks Jade TV series, 3 episodes
2017 Tales Jenny TV series, 1 episode
2018 Black Lightning Anissa Pierce Series regular


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