Quick Facts of Cress Williams
- Full NameCress Williams
- Net Worth$1 million
- Date of Birth1970 /07 /26
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
- Active Year1990–present
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourBlack
- SpouseSimbi Khali (m. 2000; div. 2011) Kristen Torrianni (m. 2013)
- Height6 feet 4 inches
- EducationFullerton College, Savanna High School
- Online PresenceTwitter, Facebook, Instagram
There is no denying that Cress Williams has made an indelible mark in the acting industry. The German-born American actor has now landed in the lead role in an American superhero TV series, Black Lightning. Cress Williams, who was a cast member of ER’s, The show was named as America’s number one prime-time show which garnered a weekly audience of 33 million. Also, the actor is known for his roles in Close to Home and Prison Break.
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Who is Cress Willams? Bio, Family, and Height
An American actor, Cress Williams was is a native of Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany born to American parents on 26th July 1970. His star sign is Leo. Regarding his nationality, he is American and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
William enrolled at Fullerton College in California. While there he acted in a 1990 Fullerton College production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello. Furthermore, he went on to perform in another production named Red Roses, in the same year. Later, Williams attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
With interest in acting since his college days, Cress Williams stepped into the acting industry with role Terrence ‘Scooter’ Williams in the series Living Single. Following his debut role, he subsequently appeared in many TV series including Beverly Hills, 90210, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NYPD Blue, Close to Home, Lois &Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Grey’s Anatomy among others.
In 2008, Williams played the character of Wyatt Matthewson, a hitman in Prison Break. From 2011-2015, he featured as Lavon Hayes in Hart Of Dixie.
Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, Williams currently plays the lead role in the Black Lightning as Jefferson Pierce.
Know his Income Source and Net Worth
The German-born American actor, Williams has been in the entertainment industry since 1994, and till the day he has contributed in many TV series and movies. Though the official figure of Williams’ net worth is not public yet it is assumed to be no less than millions of dollar. As per the biowikis, his net worth is reported to be around $1 million.
Additionally, Williams did nine episodes in Prison Break. As per some online sources, the lead cast of the series made $175,000 per episode. He may not have made much as the star but for sure earned six-digit figure. As of 2018, he is playing the lead role in Black Lightning, possibly earning a six-figure pay cheque which will add more to his net worth.
Is He Married? Know His Wife and Daughter
The 48-years hunk has married twice in his life. He first exchanged the wedding vows in 2000 with Simbi Khali, an American singer-songwriter, and actress. They shared two children together, a son and a daughter. However, Williams and Simbi could not carry their relationship well and ended up divorcing in 2011.
Later, he found love with his colleague, Kristen Torrianni. The two hosted a weekly dinner together. At first both developed liking each other which then turned into a romantic relationship.
After dating over the years, the lovebird tied the knot on 21st May 2013, in a private ceremony on the island of Kauai. Also, the couple throws a formal reception in Los Angeles inviting around 150 guests including Williams’ co-stars from the Hart of Dixie.