Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Inherited His Talent but Has Her Own Style and Identity
Robin Williams’ daughter is now a grown woman and continues to follow in the footsteps of her father in acting and altruism.
Zelda Rae Williams, who will soon turn 30 in July, was conceived at a time when the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) console was in vogue. Her father was a confessed admirer of "The Legends of Zelda" and that's why his daughter is named after the princess of the story.
It has been almost 5 years since the death of his father, who died on August 11, 2014, at his home in Los Angeles after several months fighting severe depression. A piece of news that shocked the world of cinema.
This tragedy had a profound impact on Zelda's life since nobody in the world could have imagined that one of the most brilliant actors of recent times, who made comedy an art, would commit suicide in the solitude of his home.
For this reason, Zelda has decided to dedicate herself to raise awareness about mental health and the devastation that depression can cause in a person's life. But in addition to her humanitarian work, the daughter of the acclaimed comedian also has a successful career as an actress and director.
Assemble Media has set @zeldawilliams, the daughter of the comedy icon Robin Williams, to make her feature directorial debut with AMA (Ask Me Anything) https://t.co/WaWCC1t3Bf pic.twitter.com/nxBhxOzrPG— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) April 29, 2019
Although Zelda has clearly inherited her father's talent, she has also stood out for her identity and her own style. The young woman currently interprets the voice of the character that bears her name, but she doesn’t see herself doing stand up comedy like her father.
Her most recent role was for the hit television series "Criminal Minds", in which she showed off with a brilliant performance. If you do not want to miss the opportunity to see Zelda playing the role of a truther, you have to watch episode 13 of season 9 of the series.
Robin's eldest son, Zachary Williams, has also gained a worldwide reputation for his humanitarian work within the San Quentin State Penitentiary. He works there together with one of the inmates in a program that is dedicated to teaching finance to the penitentiary population.
Zach's work has made a positive impact on the lives of all the prisoners he has worked with and his program is the most requested of all the penitentiary. According to him, knowing about finances could make inmates form their own legal business and in that way, they would move away from crime.