Vanessa Estelle Williams joins the cast of the Fox drama series 9-1-1 for season 5.
Williams has a heavily recurring role as Claudette Collins, a take-control 9-1-1 Call Center veteran who transfers back to the main LA station and shows the younger ones, including May Grant (Corinne Massiah) “how it’s done”… Claudette is tough but fair, outspoken, and confident as hell.
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Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and dispatchers who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt star. Additionally, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Ryan Guzman, Rockmond Dunbar, Corinne Massiah, Marcanthonee Jon Reis and Gavin McHugh are featured in series regular roles.
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9-1-1 is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and director on the series. Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, John J. Gray, Kristen Reidel and Juan Carlos Coto also serve as executive producers.
Williams most recently reprised her role as Anna Marie in the updated version of Candyman.