Accomplished actress Virginia Williams is best known for her work in the USA series “Fairly Legal.” Williams portrayed Lauren Reed, a tough as nails attorney, who is called to take over her husband’s firm when he unexpectedly passes, all the while dealing with her troublesome and defiant step-daughter of the same age. This multilayered role allows her to explore a common relationship dynamic with an unconventional twist.
On the big screen, Williams recently wrapped production on the indie features “The Culling” and “Sleeping Around” and sang lead vocals for the upcoming “Choosing Signs.” Williams is also the face of La Fresh, a natural skin care company that specializes in Eco-Beauty wipes. She has collaborated with La Fresh since they launched their commercial campaign in 2012.
For the past four seasons, Williams has had a recurring role on the CBS hit series “How I Met Your Mother.” Her character Claudia is a friend of the gang’s and went to college with Ted, Marshall and Lily. Williams has appeared in over 30 television series including “Better Off Ted,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Veronica Mars” and “Cold Case.” Additionally, in 2010, she starred with Raven Simone in the People’s Choice nominated “Revenge of the Bridesmaids” for ABC Family.
In 2006 Virginia landed the starring role in the Lifetime Original Series "Monarch Cove.” She also played Shelley Long's jilted-at-the-alter daughter in the film “Honeymoon with Mom” and recurred for two seasons on the cult-classic “Strangers with Candy.”
Williams began her career as a high school student, starring for two years on the soap operas “One Life to Live” (Lorna) and “As the World Turns” (Brandy). She earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, as well as with the British American Drama Academy in London. Raised in Memphis, TN, she is fiercely loyal to her Southern roots, where she first fell in love with the craft.