Meet Hannibal Jackson
Hannibal Jackson is the husband of former child star Kellie Williams, his wife is best known for her roles in the 90’s hit TV show “Family Matters.” Williams played “Laura Winslow” during nine seasons of the show.
Want to know more about her hubby? You’re in luck! The Jackson family is in for a treat, it’s their turn on Celebrity Wife Swap tonight and we’ll get to watch Kellie switch places with singer Cece Peniston!
Kellie Shanygne Williams was born in Washington, D.C., March 22, 1976. She started her career as a child fashion model. Kellie began studying acting at the age of four and landed her first stage role at age six in a regional production entitled “Cousins.”
After joining the Howard University Children’s Theater, Kellie began acting in commercials and theater. Since then, she’s amassed an impressive list of theater credits, including roles in “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” “Butterfinger’s Angel,” “Colored Museum,” “Goin’ Home,” and “The Bacchae,” in which she performed highly acclaimed vocals.
At age 13, she landed her most popular role in Family Matters. Kellie’s television credits include appearances on the special, “Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” “Luther’s Choice,” and the sitcom, “Moesha.”
According to her social media, she made her feature-film debut in “Suspect,” which starred Cher and Dennis Quaid. She also appeared in “Men Don’t Leave,” with Jessica Lange.
For the MTV Network, Kellie was their guest DJ on MTV’s “Videos with Idalis”; guest host of MTV’s “Jams Video Countdown”; and guest host of MTV’s “Summer Beach Party.”
She also has made several television guest appearances. In 1993, she was honored with induction into the Hall of Stars of Prince George’s County (MD) Schools for the Arts, for her outstanding academic and performing arts achievements.
Fast forward to 2003, she made the move back to the D.C. area, where she eventually started an organization called Kellie Williams Programs that introduces kids to the performing arts via after-school programs.
In 2009 she and Hannibal tied the knot. According to the Washington Post, Hannibal had to make some changes in his life before finding the “one.” More than 300 friends and family members, including Williams’s former castmate Telma Hopkins, squeezed into the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington to watch the couple wed.
They were set up on a date in 2007, he recalls meeting Kellie but admits he never was a fan of the show.
He is a Washington native and George Mason University graduate. He runs a government contracting company.
He and Kelli are the parents of two small children, daughter Hannah and son John.
Kellie’s life sure has change a lot! She went from being a busy actress to fulfilling the most important role, a wife and mother. ABC reveals Hannibal and his wife are very traditional when it comes to roles: He is the breadwinner while Kellie is stay at home mom.
It will definitely be an interesting exchange! Don’t miss it tonight!
You can find Hannibal on Twitter here.