Famous Last Name: Williams

by christophershobris | created - 03 Nov 2014 | updated - 18 Aug 2016 | Public

Celebs with the last name Williams. I am doing common last names that are enough to make a list. Enjoy!

1. John Williams

Music_department | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...

2. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

3. Brian Williams

Editorial_department | NBC Nightly News

Brian Williams was born on May 5, 1959 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA as Brian Douglas Williams. He is known for his work on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970), 30 Rock (2006) and Family Guy (1998). He has been married to Jane Gillian Stoddard since June 7, 1986. They have two children.

4. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

5. Chris Williams

Animation_department | Frozen

Chris Williams was born on April 23, 1968 in Missouri, USA as Christopher John Williams. He is known for his work on Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Moana (2016). He has been married to Astrid Sealey since July 10, 2004. They have two children.

6. Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Harry Gregson-Williams is a composer. He was the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster Shrek franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first Shrek; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score to Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: ...

7. Rupert Gregson-Williams

Composer | Wonder Woman

Rupert Gregson-Williams was born in 1966 in Chichester, England. He is known for his work on Wonder Woman (2017), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and The Crown (2016).

8. Paul Williams

Soundtrack | Phantom of the Paradise

Known for timeless classics such as "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Evergreen", "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Rainbow Connection", Paul Williams is responsible for what will remain part of our popular culture for many years to come. His music has been recorded by some ...

9. Pharrell Williams

Soundtrack | Despicable Me 2

Pharrell Williams was born on April 5, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. He has been married to Helen Lasichanh since October 12, 2013. They have four children.

10. Serena Williams

Actress | Pixels

Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open ...

11. Vanessa Williams

Actress | Ugly Betty

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...

12. Robbie Williams

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Robbie Williams was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th, 1974. Having played in school productions of "Oliver" and, obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and, at age 16, was a member of Take...

13. Steven Williams

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Steven Williams was born on January 7, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), The X-Files (1993) and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993).

14. Billy Dee Williams

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Billy Dee Williams was born William December Williams on April 6, 1937 in New York City. Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 50+ years. He is easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish Lando Calrissian in the last two ...

15. Chris Williams

Actor | Silicon Valley

An extremely versatile performer in film, television and on stage, Chris is no stranger to the entertainment arena both on and off camera in both comedy and drama.

Film credits include the "The World's Fastest Indian" playing Tina, a transvestite opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins "The Joneses" opposite ...

16. Gerald Williams

Producer | Dominic the Actor

Gerald Williams is a producer and actor, known for Dominic the Actor (2016), Scammerhead (2014) and Beloved: Trevor Trilogy (2014).

17. Tennessee Williams

Writer | A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams met long-term partner Frank Merlo in the summer of 1948 (Merlo died of lung cancer in the fall of 1963). Though separated briefly in 1961 and again in 1962, the two were partners for 15 years. Merlo acted as his personal manager/secretary.

Williams spent much of his most prolific ...

18. Caroline Williams

Actress | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Caroline Williams began her career in Texas, co-starring for revered cinema master Louis Malle in his Corpus Christi-based film, Alamo Bay (1985). She worked opposite stars Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in what was her first feature film, after only six months of training at the Studio For Actors, ...

19. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School....

20. Olivia Williams

Actress | The Ghost Writer

Olivia Williams was born July 26, 1968 in Camden Town, London. She was educated at South Hampstead High School, an independent school for girls in Hampstead, North London, followed by Newnham College at the University of Cambridge. She graduated with a degree in English literature. She went on to ...

21. Johnny Williams

Actor | The Mask

Johnny Williams is an actor, known for The Mask (1994), Goodfellas (1990) and Intersection (2016).

22. Maisie Williams

Actress | Game of Thrones

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting ...

23. Allison Williams

Actress | Girls

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News ...

24. Mark T. Williams

Composer | Masterchef

Mark T. Williams was born on July 29, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Mark Thomas Williams. He is known for his work on Masterchef (2010), Shark Tank (2009) and The Biggest Loser (2004).

25. Laura Williams

Soundtrack | The Lion King

Laura Williams was born on April 22, 1979 in Oceanside, California, USA as Laura Lashan Williams. She is an actress, known for The Lion King (1994), Downtown (1990) and The Boy Who Had Everything (1985).

She did the singing voice for Young Nala in The Lion King.

26. Joseph Williams

Soundtrack | The Goonies

Joseph Williams was born on September 1, 1960 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Joseph Stanley Williams. He is known for his work on The Goonies (1985), Pitch Perfect (2012) and Magic Mike (2012). He has been married to Amye Williams since 1992. They have three children.

He did the singing voice for Adult Simba in The Lion King.

27. John H. Williams

Producer | Shrek

John H. Williams is a producer and executive, known for Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004) and Seven Years in Tibet (1997).

28. Bill Williams

Actor | Son of Paleface

A solid film and TV player bearing a strong, honest persona for most his career, this innocent-eyed, boyishly handsome blond "B" actor of the 40s and 50s was born in Brooklyn on May 21, 1915, and educated there at the Pratt Institute. A natural athlete, Bill Williams was a professional swimmer who ...

30. Todd Williams

Actor | Good Behavior

Born and raised around New York City, Todd Williams began the pursuit of his acting career straight out of high school. Having been persuaded to have a backup plan, he applied himself to the course study of Music Business at New York University but left NYU only after a semester to focus on his ...

31. Charles Williams

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Charles Williams was born on September 27, 1898 in Albany, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Midnight Limited (1940) and Heroes in Blue (1939). He was married to Isabel and Virginia Josephine Evans. He died on January 3, 1958 in Hollywood, Los ...

32. Tonya Williams

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Born in London, UK, she is an only child of Lloyd G. Williams a now deceased Supreme Court Justice of the British Virgin Islands and St. Kitts, and Korah H. Williams a retired Registered Nurse. Both Tonya's parents are Jamaican, but met in the UK at University and married there. When Tonya was 1 1/...

33. Tim Williams

Actor | Ninja Assassin

Actor Tim Williams who has had a quiet career, burst onto the scene in 2016, in his breakout role A commercial! Yes he is the spokesman for Trivago.com. Helen Hunt also had a career that was quiet, until a commercial spot, led her to stardom, on Mad About You. Tim Williams unfortunately has not ...

34. Tod Williams

Director | The Door in the Floor

Tod Culpan Williams, also known as Kip, is the writer and director of The Door in the Floor (2004) (This is that, Revere and Focus Features), starring Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges, and based the novel "A Widow For One Year" by John Irving.

Kip grew up in New York City, with his mother, a dancer, ...

35. Andy Williams

Soundtrack | Lord of War

The extraordinary, easy-listening crooning talents of Andy Williams were first unveiled when he was 8 years old and inducted into the Williams Brothers Quartet as its youngest member. Born in Wall Lake, Iowa on December 3, 1927, Andy started singing with his three older brothers (Bob Williams, Dick...

37. Alan Williams

Composer | Amazon

Alan Williams is known for his work on Amazon (1999), Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa (2002) and The Princess and the Pea (2002).

38. Gary Anthony Williams

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Gary Anthony Williams was born on March 14, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). He is married to Leslie. They ...

39. Adam Williams

Actor | North by Northwest

Adam Williams was born on November 26, 1922 in Wall Lake, Iowa, USA as Adam Berg. He was an actor and writer, known for North by Northwest (1959), The Big Heat (1953) and Darby's Rangers (1958). He was married to Marilee Phelps. He died on December 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Adrien Isaiah Williams

Actor | Flow

Adrien Isaiah Williams was born in Santa Cruz, California and has 2 older brothers. Adrien has always been comfortable in front of the camera and first began staring in his brothers' short films and YouTube videos. Adrien began acting in community and regional theater after a friend invited him to ...