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Then + Now: Kellie Shanygne Williams from ‘Family Matters’

Kellie Shanygne Williams Family Matters

Admit it: You can’t think of Kellie Shanygne Williams from ‘Family Matters’ without hearing Steve Urkel saying “Lauraaaa.” The ’90s TV star stole Urkel’s heart and made us laugh every week with her sass — but what’s she up to these days?


Kellie Shanygne Williams played Laura, the teen daughter of the Winslow family on ‘Family Matters.’ She was the object of dorky neighbor Steve Urkel’s affection, but it was only when he became the suave Stefan Urquelle that Laura started to realize her true feelings for Steve. You may have also seen Williams on a couple of episodes of ‘Moesha.’


Kellie Shanygne Williams
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Kellie married M. Hannibal Jackson four years ago, and the pair have two kids together. She now goes by the name Kellie Shanygne Jackson, and has appeared on episodes of ‘Girlfriends,’ ‘The Parkers,’ and ‘Eve.’ In 2009, she filled in for Niecy Nash on six episodes of ‘Clean House,’ and her most recent acting credit was also that year in ‘Steppin: The Movie.’

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