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Malinda Williams


Miami Vice Character
December 3, 1975, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Mekhi Phifer (1999-2003, divorced), one child
Derrick "D-Nice" Jones (2008-2010, divorced)

Malinda Williams (born December 3, 1975, Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American actress who appeared as Lynette, goddaughter of Valerie Gordon in the episode "Too Much, Too Late" of the series Miami Vice.


Williams' best known roles were as "Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams" in the 2000-04 series Soul Food. She married fellow actor Mekhi Phifer (ER) from 1999 until their 2003 divorce, they have one son, Omikaye. Williams married rapper Derrick "D-Nice" Jones in 2008 until their 2010 divorce.

Selected Filmography

Year Film Notes MV Actors Appeared
The Cosby Show (TV series) First TV appearance
1993 The John Larroquette Show (TV series) Elizabeth Berridge
Roc (TV series) Charles S. Dutton
1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate First movie appearance Lynn Whitfield
2004 Law and Order: SVU (TV series) Richard Belzer
C.C.H. Pounder
2006 Windfall (TV series)
2011 2 Days in New York Chris Rock
2012 Back Then
A Cross to Bear (TV movie)
2013 24 Hour Love Lynn Whitfield
2014 Percentage Antoni Corone
Ving Rhames
2014 & 2015 Girlfriends Getaway (TV movie)
Girlfriends Getaway 2 (TV movie)
Garcelle Beauvais
2018 Chandler Christmas Getaway (TV movie)