Zelda Rae Williams, born in New York City on July 31, 1989, to legendary actor Robin Williams and Marsha Williams, has carved her niche in the entertainment world. Named after the lead character of the video game ‘The Legend of Zelda,’ Zelda grew up in a high-profile film family, often accompanying her father to film sets.
Her mother, of Finnish descent, was born in the Philippines. Zelda has two siblings from her father’s second marriage: her younger brother, Cody, and her older half-brother, Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams. Among her father’s children with his second wife, Zelda is the eldest.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Spending most of her childhood in San Francisco, Zelda developed an early interest in acting. By the age of 5, she had already started facing the camera. Despite initial uncertainty about her career path, she ultimately decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, both as an actor and a director.
Acting Career and Notable Roles
Zelda made her acting debut at age 5 in the TV film ‘In Search of Dr. Seuss.’ She later appeared in the film ‘Nine Months’ and took a break from acting to focus on her education. She returned to the screen with ‘House of D’ in 2004 and continued to explore her artistic side with roles in independent films like ‘Don’t Look Up’ and ‘Were the World Mine.’
Zelda’s career includes a mix of commercial and independent projects. She appeared in the horror film ‘Detention,’ the comedy film ‘Noobz,’ and had a guest appearance in the series ‘Teen Wolf.’ Her first lead role was in the independent film ‘Never,’ where she played a lesbian woman forming a bond with a straight man.
In addition to on-screen roles, Zelda ventured into voice acting with the animated series ‘The Legend of Korra’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ She also played a lead role in the horror series ‘Dead of Summer’ and appeared in the TV film ‘Girl in the Box.’
Personal Life and Interests
Zelda Rae Williams, who has dated actors Jackson Heywood and Colin Donnell, is an avid video game enthusiast and openly bisexual. She faced a challenging time following her father Robin Williams’ suicide in 2014, which deeply affected her.
Zelda Williams has established herself as a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, exploring various roles and genres. Her journey reflects her resilience and dedication to her craft, making her a notable figure in the world of acting and beyond.
|Date Of Birth
|31 July 1989
|New York, New York, United States/ New York, USA
|34 years old (As 2023)
|Urban School of San Francisco
|University of Georgia
|Playing video game and Watching TV Show
|In Centimeters –163 cm
In Meters-1.63 m
In Feet and Inches –5′ 4″
|In Kg –53 kg
In Pounds –117 lbs
Her Career in Brief
- Zelda Williams made her acting debut at the age of 5 on stage. At 15, she starred in “House of D” alongside her father and actor Anton Yelchin, portraying Melissa Loggia, a younger version of Yelchin’s character.
- In June 2011, Zelda and her father featured in a UK television commercial for the Nintendo 3DS game “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.”
- She hosted the Zelda Symphony Concert in London’s Hammersmith Apollo on October 25, 2011, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Zelda Series.
- On November 17, 2011, Nintendo sent a video to its subscribers showing Zelda and her father playing “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” on the Wii console.
- Zelda appeared in a Nintendo interview, sharing that playing Super Smash Bros. Melee as Sheik with her friends is one of her favorite pastimes.
- Featured in People magazine’s 2007 “100 Most Beautiful People” list, Zelda also made a cameo with her father in Cobra Starship’s music video for “You Make Me Feel,” featuring Wynter Gordon’s song “Buy My Love.”
- In 2018, she wrote, directed, and starred in the short film “Shrimp,” alongside Conor Leslie, Paulina Singer, Frances Fisher, and Jake Abel. The film, about the lives of dominatrices in a Los Angeles BDSM den, was later developed into a half-hour TV series with Gunpowder & Sky.
- Zelda’s directorial debut in a full-length film is set for 2023 with “Lisa Frankenstein.”