|Real Name/Full Name||William December “Billy Dee” Williams Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Billy Dee Williams|
|Birth Place:||New York, New York, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||6 April 1937|
|Age/How Old:||86 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 191 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171.961 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – William December Williams
Mother – Loretta Anne Williams
|School:||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art|
|College:||National Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Harlem Actors Workshop|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Teruko Nakagami (m. 1972), Marlene Clark (m. 1968–1971), Audrey Sellers (m. 1959–1963)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Corey Williams, Hanako Williams|
|Profession:||Actor, voice actor, and artist|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
The American actor, voice actor, and artist Billy Dee Williams is widely famous throughout the world for his brilliant acting skills. He is widely known for his role in the Star Wars franchise where he portrayed the character of Lando Calrissian. In the 1980s he has played the characters first, but then he took a long gap and came back after 40 years in the movie named Rise of Skywalker in 2019. This gap and his role in 2019 made him one of the few actors in the history of the cinema industry to make the long-awaited intervals between on-screen portrayals of a part by the original person.
Well, how well do you know about Billy Dee Williams? If not much, here is what we know about Billy Dee Williams to date.
Biography and Early Life
Billy Dee Williams put his foot to the world for the first time on April 6, 1937, in New York City. His mother’s name was Loretta Anne Williams and his father’s name was William December Williams, Sr. by profession his mother used to work as an elevator operator and his father was a caretaker of some Native American ancestry. He also has a twin sister named Loretta. He grew up with her sister under the guidance of his grandparents because their parents used to travel a lot to different places for their odd jobs.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Billy Dee Williams in 2023, and what is his height and weight? Well, Billy Dee Williams’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 2nd June 2023 having been born on 6 April 1937. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 191 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 171.961 lbs in Pound and 78kg in Kilograms
Initially, Williams went to Booker T. Washington Junior High School for his schooling and has completed his whole education from the same school. Then for his graduation, he went to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts. He has completed his graduation from the same college in the year 1955. After completing his graduation, he got a two-year scholarship for which he went to the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design to study the subject of “Painting.”
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Billy Dee Williams has been married a total of three times till now. He has three children and two grandchildren. Initially, he has married Audrey Sellers, but in few years, they both got separated. They both had a son together named Corey Dee Williams. Corey took birth in 1960. But after his divorce, he got depressed, and after many years he had married actress Marlene Clark in 1968. But this relationship also didn’t work much, and they both got divorced in 1971. They both had a daughter named Hanako who took birth in 1973.
Is Billy Dee Williams Gay?
Billy Dee Williams has been married three times till now and has four children and two grandchildren, which clearly shows no sign of Billy Dee Williams being gay. So, he is straight by his sexual orientation.
In 1959, Billy started his career with the movie “The Last Angry Man.” He had made his debut acting in this movie. In the year 1971, he has grabbed national attention for his appearance and superb acting in the film Brian’s Song. For this movie, he has also got a nomination in the Emmy Awards for best actor. He has worked for over six decades and had his appearances in over 75 movies.
Some of his best films are Mahogany, Nighthawks, Lady Sings The Blues and many more. He has been a part of the Star Wars franchise and did the character of Lando Calrissian in the movie The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and was the first African-American to do so. He also had his role in the voices in many video games, animated series, and radio shows.
Following are the awards and recognition received by Billy in his entire career:
- He received the Lifetime Achievement Honor from the Multicultural Motion Picture Association in 2000.
- NAACP Image award in 1972 and 1977.
- Indie Series Award in 2010.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Billy Dee Williams in 2023
Billy Dee Williams has an estimated net worth of around $10 million as of 2023. He has been a part of over 75 movies till now and has worked with many big franchises like DC batman and the Star Wars franchise. He also had his voice in over 60 animated series, video games, etc.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He has played the role of Attorney Harvey Dent in the Batman series.
- He has been a part of the Star Wars franchise.
- The “Dee in his name stands for December.
- He was mainly raised by his maternal grandmother.
- His mother, before stepping in as a performer, worked as an elevator operator.
Billy Dee Williams had a rough personal life because of his relationship failures. Still, he was dedicated to his career and earned a significant amount of name and fame in his life. He has been incredibly famous throughout the world for his acting skills and his voice-over in many series. He has managed to be indifferent at the same time and achieved success in his life.