Serena Williams

Her athletic prowess, commanding personality, and passion for her chosen sport made Serena Williams a tennis superstar. Coached by her father along with her equally accomplished sister Venus, Williams rose up the world ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1981 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA

Filmography

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Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Drop Dead Diva 2012 (Tv Show)

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Trust Us with Your Life 2012 (Tv Show)

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La La's Full Court Life 2011 (Tv Show)

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Venus & Serena 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Million Dollar Password 2009 (Tv Show)

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Punk'd 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Shaq vs. 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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The 2009 ESPY Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

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Mad TV 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Black List: Volume One 2008 (Movie)

Serena Williams (Actor)

The Game 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Avatar: The Last Airbender 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Props 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Bernie Mac Show 2006 (Tv Show)

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All of Us 2005 (Tv Show)

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America's Next Top Model 2005 (Tv Show)

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ER 2005 (Tv Show)

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Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Venus & Serena: For Real 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Hair Show 2004 (Movie)

Agent Ross (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

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Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2004 ESPY Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Division 2004 (Tv Show)

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Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Street Time 2003 (Tv Show)

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The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Venus and Serena Williams 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

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She Got Game 2002 (Movie)

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The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Biography

Her athletic prowess, commanding personality, and passion for her chosen sport made Serena Williams a tennis superstar. Coached by her father along with her equally accomplished sister Venus, Williams rose up the world rankings by beating top-seeded players and winning one Grand Slam tournament after another in the early 2000s. Watching her play, especially when she was competing against her sister, was a ballet of powerful serves, skilled footwork, and strategic hits that demonstrated her competitive spirit and love for the game. With multiple wins in singles and doubles matches at the sport's most prestigious tournaments, an Olympic gold medal, and dozens of accolades, Williams established an iconic reputation that the mention of her first name alone was enough to fill stadiums and attract TV viewers. Her outspoken behavior on the court and neon-colored tennis ensembles added to the excitement of watching Williams, while her savvy business and media ventures established her celebrity status as one of the most dominant figures not only in tennis, but in the entire sporting world.

Relationships

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Companion
Began dating 2008 Reportedly split May 2010

Venus Williams Actor

Sister
Born June 17, 1980 With sister, won gold at Summer Olympic Games in women's doubles (2000, 2008, 2012)

Milestones

2012

Won fifth Wimbledon women's singles title

2012

Defeated Maria Sharapova for gold medal at Summer Olympic Games in London, England; also won gold along with Venus in women's doubles

2009

Became part owner of professional football team Miami Dolphins alongside her sister and other celebrities including Gloria Estefan, Mark Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez

2009

Published autobiography On the Line

2008

Williams sisters defeated Spanish players for gold at Summery Olympics in Beijing, China

2005

Co-authored Venus & Serena: Serving From The Hip: 10 Rules For Living, Loving and Winning with sister

2004

Made film acting debut in comedy "Hair Show"

2004

Launched own label called Aneres, her name spelled backwards

2002

Guest starred on ABC sitcom "My Wife and Kids"

2002

Defeated Venus back-to-back-to-back at French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open; dethroned sister for No. 1 world ranking

2002

Named "Female Athlete of the Year" by Associated Press

2001

Voiced herself on episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox)

2000

With Venus, won gold medal in women's doubles at Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia

1999

Won her first Grand Slam trophy at U.S. Open

1999

Won first professional singles title at Open Gaz de France tournament in Paris

1998

Made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open; faced Venus in second round and lost

1995

Made professional debut at Bell Challenge in Quebec City, Canada; lost in qualifying round

1990

With sister Venus, trained with coach Rick Macci at his West Palm Beach, FL tennis academy

Began playing tennis at age four in Compton, CA

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