Vanessa Williams is joining The Good Wife. The former Ugly Betty star will reportedly have a recurring role when the hit CBS drama returns for its seventh season on October 4.
Vanessa will play a character named Courtney Boalt, described as an extremely successful, self-made businesswoman who shows an interest in backing Peter Florick’s campaign for United States president.
Here is some great news for all you “Desperate Housewives” fans, singer/actress Vanessa Williams has officially signed on to join the cast this fall. This is definitely a gansta move by ABC to breathe life into the ailing drama and reminds me so much of when the network brought on Diahann Carroll to do the same for Dynasty back in the late 80s.
Vanessa is expected to become a series regular and according to the show’s creator Marc Cherry, “She’ll be moving into the neighborhood to cause trouble in all the ladies’ lives.” Vanessa’s character will make her debut during this season’s third episode.
Vanessa Williams is back with a new album. The “Ugly Betty” star will release her first solo album in over four years on June 2nd. “The Real Thing” will be Vanessa’s 13th album (her first for Concord Records) and features two original Babyface written & produced tracks; “Breathless” and “Just Friends”. Vanessa recently shot a video for “Just Friends”, which you can view here. Promo shots from the singer/actress have also been released and those you can view on the next page.
Vanessa L. Williams is on a breakneck schedule as she races back and forth between her children in New York and the shooting of her ABC series “Ugly Betty” which tapes in Los Angeles.
She’s happy that the network is accommodating her responsibilities as a single mother to a brood of four by allowing her to work only three days a week on the Hollywood version of the wildly popular Colombian show, in which she’s playing a manipulative magazine editor.
But she’s anything but thrilled that she’s been thrust into the position of being a bicoastal mom.
“I live in New York,” she says. “My kids are in school in New York. And I was under the impression the series would shoot in New York. I don’t go out for shows that shoot in Los Angeles. But that’s the way things have turned out. You just make the best of what you have. I love the show. We’re all getting along great and, well, I commute home each week.”