The Fashionable Tastemaker: Virginia Williams

Accomplished actress Virginia Williams is currently starring opposite Sarah Shahi in the USA dramedy “Fairly Legal,” which is now airing its second season. Williams plays Lauren Reed, a tough as nails attorney, who is called to take over her husband’s firm when he passes, all the while dealing with her step-daughter (Shahi) of the same age.  This multilayered role allows her to explore a common relationship dynamic with an unconventional twist.

On the big screen, Williams recently wrapped production on the indie features THE CULLING and SLEEPING AROUND, and sang lead vocals for the upcoming CHOSING SIGNS.

Williams is also the new face of La Fresh, a natural skin care company that specializes in Eco-Beauty wipes. She will star in the 2012 commercial campaign.

For the past four seasons, Williams has had a recurring role on the CBS hit series “How I Met Your Mother.”  Her character Claudia is a friend of the gang’s and went to college with Ted, Marshall and Lily.

In 2006 Virginia landed the starring role in the Lifetime Original Series “Monarch Cove.”
She also played Shelley Long’s jilted-at-the-alter daughter in the film HONEYMOON WITH MOM, and recurred for two seasons on the cult-classic “Strangers with Candy.”

Williams has appeared in over 28 television series including “Better Off Ted,”  “Two and a Half Men,” “Veronica Mars,” and “Cold Case.”  In addition, she has had leading roles on multiple pilots for ABC, FOX, NBC, Lifetime, WB, and USA.

Williams began her career as a high school student, starring for two years on the soap operas One Life to Live (Lorna) and As the World Turns (Brandy). She earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, as well as with the British American Drama Academy in London. Raised in Memphis, TN, she is fiercely loyal to her Southern roots, where she first fell in love with the craft.

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