House of D Girl
Daughter of actor and comedian Robin Williams and his second wife and producer Marsha Garces Williams, Zelda Williams first appeared on television at age 5 in the made-for-TV movie "In Search of Dr. Seuss" (1994) and made her film debut at age 6 in the romantic comedy film featuring her father, "Nine Months" (1995). She most recently co-starred in the films "House of D" (2004) and "Were the World Mine" (2008). She will next be seen in the upcoming horror film "Don't Look Up."
This 5' 4" actress, who was named after Princess Zelda from the "Legend of Zelda" series, was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of actor and comedian Robin Williams and his second wife and producer Marsha Garces Williams, Zelda Rae Williams was born on July 31, 1989 in New York City. She was named after Princess Zelda of the “Legend of Zelda” video game series.
Zelda has an older half-sibling from her father's first marriage, Zachary Pym (born April 11, 1983), and a younger brother, Cody Alan (born November 25, 1991).
In her spare time, Zelda enjoys sports and regularly visits an indoor climbing gym in her hometown of San Francisco. She is also a keen video game player.
"[I play] every single sport on the face of the planet. I'm such an active person that without that, I think I'd just go crazy with energy." Zelda Williams.
Were the World Mine
Born into family working in the show business, Zelda Williams first appeared on television at age 5, playing a daughter in the made-for-television movie "In Search of Dr. Seuss" (1994). In the following year, she was cast as a little girl in a ballet class in her film debut, "Nine Months" (1995), director Chris Columbus' romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and her father Robin Williams.
After enjoying a normal childhood behind the screen, Williams returned to film at age 15 in David Duchovny's directorial debut, "House of D" (2004), in which she co-starred as Anton Yelchin's teenage first love, Melissa Loggia. The film also stars Erykah Badu, Frank Langella, Tea Leoni, and Zelda's father Robin Williams.
Williams most recently starred opposite Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Broadway star Judy McLane, and soap opera legend Jill Larson in Tom Gustafson's musical film "Were the World Mine" (2008), a magical story of empowerment that culminates in a touching love story that is inspired by Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." The film has played or is scheduled to play many film festivals in prominent slots in 2008. It has won several awards, including Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Florida Film Festival, Best Music in a Narrative Film at the Nashville Film Festival, Best LGBT Feature Film at the Nashville Film Festival, and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Turin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Currently, Williams is working on her upcoming film project, "Don't Look Up," a horror directed by Fruit Chan.