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Well-known for her work in High School High, The Undershepherd, and Soul Food.

Relationship Facts of Malinda Williams

Malinda Williams is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Malinda Williams?

Malinda Williams is currently in a relationship. She is engaged to Tariq M. Walker. Walker is a digital media consultant and journalist. The couple dated for a while before Tariq proposed her and she accepted.

She revealed their engagement through a post on Instagram. To acknowledge it, the couple then posted pictures dressed up as “3 Icons of Love,” where they dressed up as real-life and fictional iconic black couples. They posted pictures inspired by Barrack and Michelle Obama, Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams, and lastly, Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.

Previously, she was married to Mekhi Phifer. He is an American who is famous for his appearance in the drama, ER and film, 8 Mile.  Williams was introduced to Phifer by a friend. The couple started getting closer their love became stronger while the duo was working on ‘High School High’ together. The couple dated for around two years before he proposed her on New Year’s Eve, 1998. They exchanged wedding vows on 14th February 1999 on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Form their relationship, the married couple has a son named Omikaye. They divorced in 2003.

On August 23, 2008, she married DJ, producer, and rapper, Derrick Jones who is better known by his stage name ‘D-Nice‘. However, the couple separated in October 2009. Their divorce was finalized on June 14, 2009.

Malinda Williams: Biography in Details

Who is Malinda Williams?

Malinda Williams is an American actress and producer. She is well-known for her work in High School High, The Undershepherd, and Soul Food.

Malinda Williams: Age, Parents, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Malinda Williams was born on September 24, 1975, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As of 2020, her age is 44.

She was born to parents, Fred Williams(father) and Beverly Williams(mother).

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caption: Malinda Williams and Tariq Walker (Source: Zimbio)

Williams has two siblings, Leslie Dunn and Lisa Sorensen. She spent her childhood days in Elizabeth with her family.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Education: School/College, University

Talking about her education, she attended Westfield High School. Following that, she attended the Union County College of Elizabeth.

Malinda Williams studied acting at The Actor’s Conservatory in New York City.

What is Malinda Williams’s net worth?

Malinda Williams has an estimated net worth of around $2.5 million. There is no information about her salary. An average actor in American earns around $40k per year.

Some of the movies she has featured have made very money at the box office. Some of them include The Wood($25.06 million), First Sunday ($38.8 m), and Daddy’s Little Girls ($31.61 m).

Malinda Williams: Professional Life, Career

Malinda Williams started her career on TV as a child artist in 1987. She appeared in two episodes of ‘The Cosby Show.’

Following this, she made appearances in several series such as ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Roc’, ‘Sister, Sister’, and ‘NYPD Blue.

In 1996, she made her film debut portraying ‘Erica Wright’ in the dark comedy-romance movie, ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate’. The same year she also co-starred in two other movies, ‘High School High’ and ‘Sunset Park.’

In 1999, Malinda Williams made appearances in ‘Uninvited Guest’ and ‘The Wood.’ Her role in ‘The Wood’ earned a nomination for the ‘Black Reel Award for Best Actress’.

She started the new decade with one of her most significant roles. She appeared as ‘Tracy “Bird” Van Adams,’ in the series ‘Soul Food,’ in 2000. From June 28, 2000, to May 26, 2004, she portrayed the lead role in all five seasons.

In 2012, Malinda Williams portrayed Casandra in the drama film ‘The Undershepherd.’ The same year, she made an appearance in the film ‘2 Days in New York.’ This film premiered at the ‘Sundance Film Festival’ and also screened at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival’ and ‘Seattle International Film Festival’. Furthermore, she also acted in the TV film, ‘A Cross to Bear.’

From 2013 to 2015, she co-hosted the talk show ‘Exhale’ and appeared in the television film ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway’(2014) and also in its sequel which released a year later, ‘Girlfriends Getaway 2’.

Malinda Williams also owns her own lingerie line, ‘Modern Goddess.’

Rumors and Controversies

Malinda Williams has not been involved in any controversies. So far, she has not done anything controversial in her career to harm her reputation or image. She is very much focused on her work and her acting career.

Similarly, there are no rumors about her.

How tall is Malinda Williams?

Malinda Williams stands at a height of around 5 feet 2 inches. She weighs around 52 kg. Her hair color is black and her eye color is dark-brown. She has not revealed her body measurements for breasts, waist, and hips.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Malinda Williams is active on social media sites. She is active on Instagram and Twitter. Although she does have a fan page, she does not seem to be active on Facebook. Her Instagram account has around 576k followers. Similarly, her Twitter account has around 240.9k followers.

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