Nafessa Williams is an American actress who has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 2011 to date. She is also a YouTuber who often posts vlogs of her real life. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Nafessa later moved to LA to explore her career. Likewise, this actress is well-acknowledged for her acting role in the TV series ‘Black Lightning’, where she played the role of Anissa Pierce, also known as Thunder.

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Full NameNafessa Williams
Birth Date4 December 1989
Birth PlaceWest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Parents NameN/A
Net Worth 2021$1 million
Star SignSagittarius
Height5 feet and 4½ inches (1.64m/164cm)
Weight50kg (110lbs)
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Where was Nafessa Williams born?

Nafessa Williams was born on 4 December 1989 in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She has not disclosed anything about her family background, parents, and siblings at the moment. Additionally, Nafessa is currently 31 years old with a Sagittarius star sign.

Where did Nafessa receive her education?

Nafessa Williams completed her studies at Robert E. Lamberton High School. For her further studies, she attended West Chester University. There she studied Criminal Justine. Moreover, she also did her internship in the homicide unit of the District Attorney’s Office

What are Nafessa Williams’ nationality and ethnicity?

Nafessa Williams holds an American nationality. As per her ethnicity, she is Black. In addition, she is of African-American ancestry. Talking about her religious belief, she has not confirmed anything about her religion in the media.

Is Nafessa physically fit?

Nafessa Williams stands 5 feet and 4½ inches (1.64m/164cm) tall and weighs around 50kg (110lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body type. Besides this, she has a pair of dark brown-colored eyes and dark brown hair color. Additionally, her body measures 34-25-36 inches respectively.

What are Williams’s social media handles?

Nafessa Williams is active in her social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@nafessawilliams) has 670 thousand followers. She is also on Twitter with a username (@NafessaWilliams) that has 44.7 thousand followers. Moreover, she is also a YouTuber who has her own YouTube channel by her own name. It has 36.5 thousand subscribers to date. Her first-ever YouTube video was posted on 11 December 2014.

IS Nafessa Williams involved in a love relationship?

Nafessa Williams is very secretive about her personal life. She likes to keep it private and away from the media. But it is believed that she is currently single and unmarried. Moreover, she also doesn’t have any children. She has also not spilled anything about her past relationship.

However, there was a rumor that she dated an American actor Matthew Noszka. They were seen together in the BET Awards. Nafessa also posted a cute picture of the pair on her Instagram account in June 2017.

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Is Nafessa Gay?

Nafessa is playing one of the lesbian characters in her series ‘Black Lightning.’ She has played the role of Anissa Pierce opposite Grace Choi played by Chantal Thuy. Due to which many people get confused about her sexuality in her real life too. However, she has confessed that she is straight and is currently focusing on her career rather than her love life.

How did Nafessa Williams begin her acting career?

Nafessa Williams landed her debut acting role in the 2011 film ‘Street’ where she played the role of Nicole Gordon. Some of her other played movies are ‘The Man in 3B’ in 2015, ‘ Burning Sands’ in 2017, ‘Black and Blue’ in 2019, and many more. Talking about her TV roles, Nafessa is also known for her recurring role in the series, ‘ The Bold and the Beautifseries ul’ in 2012.

Moreover, she is also notable for playing the role of Anissa Pierce also known as Thunder in ‘Black Lightning’ from 2018 to 2021. This actress has shared her screen alongside famous stars like China Anne McClain, Cress Williams, Harry Ford, Musetta Vander, Jack Wagner, etc.

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Has Nafessa won any awards?

Nafessa Williams is yet to win awards. However, she has received a nomination from the Teen Choice Award under the category Breakout Star for her role in ‘Black Lightning’ in 2018.

What is the net worth of Nafessa Williams? 

Nafessa Williams is an American actress and YouTuber who has actively been working in the entertainment field for many years. As of the year 2024, she has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Her major source of income is her professional acting career. Additionally, she is also a YouTuber, so she earns some money from her YouTube videos.

Likewise, she has also endorsed and promoted brands such as Lionne Clothing. This is yet another source of income. Undoubtedly, her wealth will become even higher in the upcoming years if she paces her career the same.