Billy Dee Williams

LOS ANGELES - NOV 22: Billy Dee Williams at the ABC 25th Annual

Williams in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: William December Williams, Jr.

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 6, 1937

*African-American (father)
*African-Montserratian (mother)

Billy Dee Williams is an American actor, artist, and singer. He is known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, as well as for Lady Sings the Blues, Nighthawks, and other roles.

His parents were both black. His father, William December Williams, was from Texas, and his mother, Loretta Anne/Eve (Scott), was from Montserrat, an island in the Caribbean.

Billy is married to Teruko Nakagami. He has a son with his former wife Audrey Sellers; and a daughter with Teruko.

Billy’s paternal grandfather was named Alex Frank Darling Williams (the son of John Williams). Alex was born in Texas.

Billy’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Louise. Mary Louise was born in Texas.

Source: Genealogy of Billy Dee Williams (focusing on his father’s side) –


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1 Response

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    All I ever heard those old ladies say,was give me some Billy Dee

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