American actress and producer, Malinda Williams, 47, debuted her career at an early age of 17. She has appeared in several movies and TV series in her career. She is best known for portraying Tracy "Bird" Van Adams in the Showtime drama series Soul Food. Malinda is possibly single at the moment but previously she was married two times and both of them ended in a divorce.
Malinda Williams was born on September 24, 1970, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. She is American and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. Her birth sign is Libra.
Williams studied acting The Actor's Conservatory in New York City. She spent her entire childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Williams began her professional acting career in 1987. She appeared in the episode of The Cosby Show. Later, she guest-starred in TV series like Miami Vice, Roc, My So-Called Life, Sister, Moesha, and NYPD Blue.
In 1996, Williams made her big-screen debut with the dark comedy-romance film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. She has worked on numerous movies and TV series in her career. She rose to popularity after she signed to Showtime drama series, Soul Food as Tracy "Bird" Van Adams.
Her performance over Soul Food was well appreciated by critics and the audience. She received three nominations for NAACP Image Award for her work in the series. The show was longest-running show in the history of American prime-time television with the predominantly black cast.
Williams' other screen credit includes Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Windfall, Idlewild, Daddy's Little Girls, 2 Days in New York, Marry Me for Christmas, Accidental Love and many more.
Williams was married twice in the past. The current relationship status of Soul Food star, Malinda Williams is possibly single.
In 1999, she exchanged the vow with actor Mekhi Phifer at an intimate ceremony. The pair shared a son, Omikaye Phifer. Their life was going smoothly until and unless their irreconcilable differences hit their married life.
The couple tried hard to save their relationship but ended in divorce. However, after the divorce, they remain good friends for the sake of their son.
Later on, Williams met Derrick Jones aka D-Nice and eventually fell in love. The couple tied the knot in August 2008. Her wedding ceremony was attended by Nicole Ari Parker and they walked down the aisle at The Mezzanine in Newark, New Jersey. The pair separated in October 2009. They filed for divorce in February 2010. The divorce was finalized on June 14, 2010.
Williams is also known for hairstyles, which she learned from her mother. She has not been involving in any relationship after her divorce with Derrick.
Williams has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. She is one of the few female stars who succeeded to establish herself so well in the industry.
In 1999, her movie, The Wood earned $25.06 million at the box office. Likewise, her other movies also did a quite satisfactory job at the box office, which includes First Sunday ($38.8 m), Daddy's Little Girls ($31.61 m).
Besides, Williams is living a lavishing life at Beverly Hills along with her son.