Cesili Williams is a minor actor on How to Get Away with Murder, who portrays the role of Desk Officer.



Cesili Williams received her MFA in acting from Calarts. Originally from the Chicago area, she graduated with her Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University. She is a talented actress, singer, and voice over artist with an array of performance experiences. She completed "The Donut Shop" (2011), a short film in which she Co-Produced and played a crooked detective. "The Donut Shop" toured the film festival circuit, and won the People's Choice Award at the San Diego Black Film Festival. She has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress by LA Weekly, for her work in The Blacks A Clown Show, at The Evidence Room. Ms.Williams also played Celie in the hit LA musical The Color Purple at Celebration Theater, directed by Michael Matthews (2012). Cesili received an Ovation Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a musical, won a Scenie Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and won an Ovation Award for Best Ensemble for The Color Purple.[1]


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