Who is Wendy Williams?

Wendy Joan Williams is an American television host, businesswoman, media personality, and author. She has been hosting the nationally syndicated television talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” since 2008. Before entering the television industry, she served as a radio DJ and also became popular in New York as a “shock jockette.” Despite her popularity, she has also earned notoriety for her on-air spats with several celebrities. She is also a successful author. She has also launched many product lines including a wig line, a fashion line, and a jewelry collection as a fashion designer. The council of Asbury Park renamed the road on which she grew up to Wendy Williams Way to mark her 50th birthday.

Quick Info
Full NameWendy Joan Williams
Birth DateJuly 18, 1964
Birth PlaceAsbury Park, New Jersey, United States
FatherThomas Williams
SiblingsWanda Williams
Thomas William Jr
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight79 kg (174 lbs)
Body Measurement41-30-40 inches
EyesDark Brown
Net Worth$40 million


Wendy was born on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States. She is currently 56 years. Williams is a daughter to mother, Shirley, and to father, Thomas Williams. She has two siblings; a brother named Thomas William Jr, and a sister named Wanda Williams. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Wendy Williams

Early Life

Wendy moved with her family to the Wayside section of Ocean Township, New Jersey at the age of five. She got graduated from Ocean Township High School. Then, she attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from 1982 to 1986, where she also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. She was a DJ for the college radio station, WRBB.


Wendy began her career in radio as a host for WVIS in Virgin Island in the United States. She then started serving as a substitute disc jockey at urban contemporary WRKS in New York City in 1989. Subsequently, in December 1994, she was switched to the company’s other New York property, hip-hop formatted WQHT, after Emmis Broadcasting purchased WRKS. Then, she went on to work with a Philadelphia-based station called WUSL. In 2001, she began serving WBLS. She was syndicated by 2008 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Redondo Beach, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Columbia, South Carolina, and Toledo, Ohio among other markets. In 2009, she finally left her radio career.

Wendy first appeared on television in the series “Martin” in 1992. Then, she hosted the morning show “Good Day New York” in 2017. Eventually the following year, she started hosting her own talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” which debuted in four cities in its initial phase but after a successful run, Fox decided to broadcast the show nationally. Eventually, in 2010, BET began airing the show internationally in about 54 cities. She missed the show in January 2019 as she was hospitalized due to complications from Graves’ disease. She then returned on March 4, 2019. Subsequently, in early March 2020, the show discontinued its live audience for two tapings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wendy Williams


William next appeared in the soap opera “One Life to Live” and Lifetime network’s “Drop Dead Diva” in 2011. The same year, she also appeared as a contestant in “Dancing with the Stars” and also hosted the game show “Love Triangle.” Soon after this, she landed her own production company called Wendy Williams Productions. She served as an executive producer of the shows Celebrity Undercover and “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.” Then, she hosted and produced a documentary series titled “Death By Gossip with Wendy Williams.”

Wendy has acted in the screen adaptation of Steve Harvey’s popular book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” in 2012. She has also appeared in its sequel, “Think Like a Man Too” in 2014. She did the flick “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” in 2016. However, in 2013, she played Marton Morton in the musical Chicago. Eventually the following year, she participated in Lipshtick’s comedy series at the Venetian in Las Vegas and made her sold-out comedy debut on July 11, 2014.

The same year, she also hosted a comedy series titled How You Laughing at NJPAC and also started her tour “The Wendy Williams Sit Down Tour: Too Real For Stand-Up. She is a seven-time New York Times best-seller and has published six books named “Wendy’s Got the Heat,” “The Wendy Williams Experience,” “Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance” and Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life.

Personal Life

Wendy married Bert Girigorie in 1994. The couple separated after five months. They officially divorced after a year and a half. Eventually, on November 30, 1997, she married her second husband, Kevin Hunter. The couple has a son named Kevin Hunter Jr. born in 2020. Wendy filed a divorce after it was found that Kevin fathered a child with another woman and was finalized in January 2020.

Wendy Williams


Williams has been associated with the entertainment industry for a long time and has contributed a lot to the hosting sector. She won for Radio Personality of the Year, National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 and has also received the 2,677th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 17, 2019.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Wendy is American by nationality and is of the black race. She belongs of African-American descent.

Besides that Wendy stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighing about 79 kg (174 lbs) with a body measurement of 41-30-40.  Additionally, her hair color is dyed brown and her eye color is dark brown.


Williams has an active Instagram account as @wendyshow with 1.8 million followers and a Twitter account as @WendyWilliams with 1.5 million followers. She also owns a Facebook account as @wendyshow with 3.2 million followers.

Net Worth

Williams is living a luxurious life. She is a famous personality that has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Williams currently has about $40 million approximately.