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July 06, 2020

'Family Matters' Star Kellie S Williams Celebrates Her Mini-Me Son's 8th Birthday with a Touching Tribute

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Former child star, Kellie Williams, best known for her role as "Laura Lee Winslow" on the 90s sitcom, "Family Matters," celebrates her son's eighth birthday on her Instagram.

The mother of two who graced television screens as a brilliant teenager and love interest of the main character, "Steve Urkel" took to Instagram to encourage her fans to wish her son a happy birthday.

Kellie Shanygne Williams at the Hulu Badgeholder Lounge during the ATX Television Festival at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin on June 8, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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The slideshow featuring four adorable photos of her second child and only son, John Ervin Jackson, is captioned, "Please help me wish mommy's big boy a happy 8th birthday!" Her fans wasted no time in granting her request as the post raked in 1,126 comments and 13,042 likes.

[Kellie S Williams] was influenced by her life as a child actor to create a program for the teenagers and youths in her birth state, Washington, to help them survive a career as young entertainers.

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Black Doctor reports that Kellie's acting career kicked off after joining the Howard University Children's Theater. She first starred in commercials and later on made a few theater appearances.

The outlet also highlights her memorable performance and remarkable vocals in the theater production, "The Bacchae." However, it was a home video her father created that earned her a role on the NBC sitcom "Family Matters," which she held for nine years.

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Black Doctor also adds that the 44-year-old is now married to Hannibal Jackson, and together, they have two children, daughter, Hannah Belle, and her son, who just clocked 8. 

According to the Washington Post, in 2006, the actress was influenced by her life as a child actor to create a program for the teenagers and youths in her birth state, Washington, to help them survive a career as young entertainers.

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The magazine reports that one of the subjects addressed is on "Peer Pressure and How to Achieve Greatness in the Entertainment Industry."

The news outlet adds that during an interview, Williams remarked that the project is open to all, especially young adults that have never been in the entertainment industry but hoped to be.

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To bring the initiative to life, she partnered with an elementary school teacher and entertainment executive, Shelvee Casey. The first school they reportedly signed on was the William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts.

Three years after her after-school initiative kicked off, she married her husband in a black and white themed ceremony in Washington, Maryland, and some of their 300 guests were cast members from "Family Matters" as reported by Essence.

As seen on her IMDB profile, Kellie continues to impact young entertainers' lives with programs such as "The Starlight Foundation International Youth Ambassador," "Hollywood for Children," "Famous Phone Friends," and "Great Beginnings for Black Babies."

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