Malinda Williams, is an American actress (born on December 3, 1975 in Elizabeth, New Jersey). She grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey and attended Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. The actress, who studied at The Actor’s Conservatory in New York City, has appeared in several television shows such as The Cosby Show, Sister, Sister, and Moesha. She has also starred in several movies including, Sunset Park, High School High, The Wood, and recently the Outkast produced movie, Idlewild. She has recently been cast in the upcoming feature film First Sunday starring actor/rapper Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, and Katt Williams. Malinda’s most notable role was starring in the Showtime series Soul Food as the younger sister, Bird. In 2003 and 2004, Malinda was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Soul Food. The Soul Food series is now being shown in repeat on BET.
Malinda has also appeared as the lead role in music videos for R&B group Ruff Endz (“Someone to Love”) and rapper Young Buck’s “Shorty Wanna Ride.” In 2005, Malinda started her lingerie line, Modern Goddess, which is designed by the actress.
Williams was married to actor Mekhi Phifer and the two share a son together. The couple is now divorced. She is currently in a relationship with photographer and former Boogie Down Productions member and solo artist D-Nice.