CW's Nafessa Williams Love For Lesbian Superhero Swirls Girlfriend/Partner Talks

By Staff Writer | On: 10 Jun, 2018
CW's Nafessa Williams Love For Lesbian Superhero Swirls Girlfriend/Partner Talks

Quick Summary

Date of BirthDecember 04 ,1989
Age30 Years 3 Month(s)
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Career 2011–present
Relationship StatusSingle
Husaband/SpouseNot Known
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
GirlfriendGrace Choi (On-Screen)
Net WorthNot Disclosed
CollegeWest Chester University
Height/ How Tall?5 Feet 4 Inches (1.64 m)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Children/KidsNot Yet

American actress Nafessa Williams career is hitting the upward trajectory of late. However, with the surge of her popularity as the popular lesbian character Anissa in Black Lightning, several questions and speculations have been raised about her sexual orientation.

The Philadelphia native’s popularity is an actress most known for her role as Nicole Gordon on the Meek Mill movie Streets. Currently, she is on the rise after becoming the first black lesbian superhero in the silver screen on CW's critically acclaimed series Black Lightning.

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Before Black Lightning, she was an indispensable part of CBS drama Code Black and ABC soap opera One Life To Live.

Nafeesa Williams Graduated With Degree In Criminal Justice

Born on 4 December 1989, Nafessa knew from early childhood that she wanted to be an actor.

As a 6-year-old, Nafessa had a diary penciled with the showtimes of he favorite shows and never missed an episode from them. What’s more, she credits the American sitcom The Cosby Show for igniting the acting fire in her.

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However, the aspiring actress was aware of the fact how competitive the industry was and how harder it was for a black woman to break into the acting scene. As a backup option, she attended the West Chester University and graduated in Criminal Justice. After interning in with the homicide unit at the District Attorney Office, Nafessa even got a job at a worker's law firm.

Nafeesa Williams Career Journey In Hollywood

The alternative career route, however, was not for the ever-smiling actress so she decided to pursue a career in Hollywood.

She left the home comforts of Philadelphia and moved to New York. After two frustrating years at the big apple, she again decided to move and chose LA this time. And the move bore fruits as she was cast opposite rapper Meek Mills in the movie Streets in 2010.

The Streets opened up the highway for her, as she was given a contract of 4 years with the ABC's One Life To Live in 2011. Unfortunately, she was just one month into the series, when ABC decided to wrap up the show. After CBC, her next prominent role came in CBS's Code Black in 2016.

But her career change is definitely gonna reward her as there are plenty of things waiting for her to become a successful actress.

Meet Anissa Pierce -- Famous Lesbian Character Played By Nafeesa William's

The beautiful actress' next role as Anissa Pierce on CW’s superhero series Black Lightning propelled her to unimagined heights and made her a household name. The show started its second season from October 2018.

The actress' character Anissa is the series lead's daughter, studying to become a doctor. However, as the series progresses, it dawns on Anissa that she is blessed with a superpower and circles around the young lady's attempt at harnessing the power.

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It is not just Anissa's realization of power as the series progresses, her sexuality is also on the show. Anissa is an openly lesbian and has just recovered from a rocky relationship with her girlfriend as the series opens up. Anissa's relationship with her first partner is troubled and finally resulting in a split.

On-Screen Lesbian Couple: Nafessa Williams indulges in an intimate scene with her on-screen girlfriend, Grace Choi (Photo:

However, Anissa quickly finds love again, this time with girlfriend Grace Choi. The relationship this time is a more serene one, with plenty of love and affection on display between the girlfriends as the storyline moves forward.

Nafeesa Wliiams Praises Her On-Screen Character

Nafessa does justice to Anissa's character in the show which has resulted in well-deserved praise for the actress from the fans. However, it's not just fans who are in Love with Anissa, the woman who portrays the on-screen Anissa is in awe of her too and talks about her affection towards the superhero.  

The actress has spoken many times during various interviews about the role Anissa has played in representing the lesbians and providing little girls with altered sexuality someone to look up to. What’s more, the actress also revealed that the series was a metaphor to being a lesbian was equal to possessing a superpower.

Does Love For Her Lesbian Character; Makes Her Lesbian Too?

This love towards her character and candid comments about lesbians have resulted in speculations about her being a lesbian. But the rumor hasn’t been denied nor confirmed by the actress so her sexuality remains a mystery to her fans, unlike her character.

Moving back to 2009, she did shed some light on her sexuality as she mentioned her boyfriend in a tweet which explains her sexuality to be straight. But 2009 to 2018 is a long time and people do change over the years and so can their sexual preference too.

Sexuality: Nafeesa Williams tweets about her love for her boyfriend (Photo: Nafeesa William's Twitter)

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Besides the tweet, Nafeesa hasn’t given us any hint related to her relationship or sexuality and according to various source, she is said to be single.

We don’t know if she is involved in any off-screen lesbian romance but for more on-screen lesbian romance Nafeesa is definitely delivering us all the feels as Anissa in the second season of Black Lightning.