Cynthia Jane Williams famously known as Cindy Williams is a legendary American actress. She is best known for her remarkable role in American super hit television sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” as Shirley Feeney. She has also played many important roles in famous films and a television sitcom. Her roles in films and television series like “Travels with My Aunt”, “American Graffiti” and “The Conversation” captured audience’s hearts with her terrific performance. She had her name imprinted on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 12, 2004. Let’s find out how much is Cindy Williams’s net worth in 2018.
Cindy Williams Early Life
Cynthia Jane Williams was born on August 22, 1947, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is the daughter of Francesca and Beachard Williams. Her family moved to Dallas, Texas, when she was just one year old but later returned to her birthplace at the age of 10. Cindy is the younger sister of actress Carol Ann Williams. She went to Birmingham High School for her graduation where she met Sally Field, Michael Ovitz, and famous financier Michael Milken.
Williams got inspired by famous actress Debbie Reynolds. To pursue her acting career she joined the LACC Theater Academy. She also went to Los Angeles City College, where she did her degree in theatre arts. After her college, she started working on her professional acting career. She made her debut television appearance, with the national commercials of American’s most famous brands like Foster Grant and TWA.
Cindy Williams was married to famous musician and actor Bill Hudson in 1982. They both first met at some softball game held for celebrities in 1981. The couple was blessed with two beautiful children, a daughter named Emily and a son named Zachary. But their marriage didn’t last long, as Cindy and Bill announced about their divorce in 2000.
Cindy Williams Career, Awards & Achievement
Cindy Williams started her acting career with the guest appearance in 20th Century Fox Television most popular drama series “Room 222”. After that, she has appeared in another television series like Love, American Style and Nanny and the Professor. To improve her acting skills she joined The Actors Studio West.
During her early stage of career, she got the opportunity to work with academy award winner directors like George Cukor, Ron Howard, and George Lucas. Williams came to limelight with her role of Laurie Henderson in George Lucas’s film “American Graffiti” in 1973. Her acting was highly appreciated by film critics that she was nominated for BAFTA film awards. Williams once again came to limelight with ABC’s most popular television series “Laverne & Shirley”. The show was major turn over in Williams acting career and earned her great success. Williams has appeared in seven seasons of Laverne & Shirley.
Awards & Achievement
Cindy Williams has given many successful blockbuster hit movies with her tremendous acting skills. Her best films including Gas-s-s-s, The Killing Kind, The First Nudie Musical, Mr. Ricco and UFOria earned her great success in film industry. Her rememberable role of Laurie Henderson in American Graffiti film earned her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in National Society of Film Critics Awards and BAFTA Awards. She has won “TV Land Awards” for her most popular show Laverne & Shirley in 2003. Apart from that, she was also nominated for Golden Globes Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series in 1978.
Net Worth of Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams’s net worth is estimated to be $13 million. Her main source of income is her acting roles in a variety of films and television sitcoms. Throughout in her acting career, she has done eighteen films and thirty-four TV series. Her famous character “Laverne” was so popular that many famous companies started making products in her character’s name. The famous toy brand “The Mego Corporation” launched her character’s doll and named it Lenny doll. As a result, Williams’s net worth increases by a large margin.
Cindy Williams is one of the greatest actresses of all time. She is also known for her fun-loving nature. Williams has known as successful women as well as kind-hearted also. She stated endorsing a senior citizen service called Visiting Angels. She is great inspiration for many young actresses.