Talk about black women breaking barriers with their multiple talents and “go-getting” attitude; we are looking at Wendy Williams today.

wendy williams

Wendy Williams Hunter was born as Wendy Joan Williams on the 18th of July, 1964.

She is an American television host, actress, author, fashion designer, and former radio personality.

She has hosted the nationally syndicated television talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008.

Early Life

Williams was born in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, a suburb of Asbury Park.

She is the second of three children born to parents Thomas and Shirley Williams.

She grew up in the Wayside section of Ocean Township. Williams graduated from Ocean Township High School, and from 1982 to 1986, she attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated with a B.A. in communications and was a DJ for the college radio station WRBB.

Career

Before going into television, Williams was a radio DJ and host and quickly became known in New York as a “shock jockette”.

She gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities and was the subject of the 2006 VH1 reality TV series, The Wendy Williams Experience, which broadcast events surrounding her radio show.

She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009.

She has written a New York Times best-selling autobiography and six other books, and has created various product lines including a fashion line, a jewelry collection and a wig line.

On her 50th birthday, the council of Asbury Park renamed the street she grew up on, to Wendy Williams Way.

Notable Films

Williams appeared in the film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, titled Think Like a Man (2012) and its sequel, Think Like a Man Too (2014).

Other stuff to wow at

Williams does stand-up comedy with sold out shows to her credit.  She has also gotten nominations and awards for her her TV and radio jobs.

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