Born and raised in Los Angeles, Davida Williams began her acting career at age eight with guest starring roles in “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Star Trek,” “Sister Sister,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.” Her first big screen performance was in Younger and Younger starring Donald Sutherland and Brendan Frasier. Nickelodeon later cast Williams in the television movie “Cry Baby Lane,” with Frank Langella. During that time, she was called on by HBO to voice characters for their animated children’s series, “Happily Ever After: Fairytales for Every Child,” alongside Raven-Symoné.
At the age of 13, Williams was featured as the youngest actress in the late make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin’s book, Face Forward. She was joined by over 100 faces including Sharon Stone and Lucy Liu. Williams was then chosen for the role of Claire, Hilary Duff’s nemesis, on the Disney/ABC television series “Lizzie McGuire,” one of Disney’s most successful shows to date. She spent two years on that series and later reunited with her castmate Hilary Duff in New Line Cinema’s film, Raise Your Voice, starring Rita Wilson, Kat Dennings and Jason Ritter. Williams then moved to New York and landed a recurring role on CBS’ daytime drama “As the World Turns,” in which she played Jade Taylor for a year and-a-half. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she guest starred on “Revenge” and “90210” before starring in the television movie “Teenage Bank Heist” for Lifetime.
Williams recurred on Hulu’s series “Casual,” and appeared in several films and television shows, including Freeform’s “Baby Daddy” and “Training Day” and “B Positive” for CBS.