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Who is Keith David wife Dionne Lea Williams? Her Career, Family & More

Dionne Lea Williams is the wife of the American actor Keith David who rose to fame after his breakout role in Platoon. He later worked in dozens of successful movies including Crash, There’s Something About Mary, and more.

On the other side, Keith David’s wife Dionne has also a fantastic career as an actress and musician. So far, they worked together on a few projects.

The two are leading a happy married life for years behind the screen. In the article, we also include Dionne’s date of birth, family, siblings, and many other interesting facts.

How old Dionne Lea Williams?

Dionne is 46-year old as of 2021. She was born on 10th Feb 1975, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States.

Dionne Lea Williams Siblings

The celebrity spouse spent the majority of her childhood in Milwaukee along with then siblings including six older sisters; Nessie and Lorraine. However, one of her big sisters, Nessie passed away in late 2017.

Parents: Mother Died in 2019

Talking about her parents, Donnie’s mother died back in 2019. Donnie frequently shares tribute photos of her mother on various occasions like Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day.

As for her father, Donnie shared a loving photo of her dad and mom on the occasion of Father’s Day in 2021. She wrote in the caption that her father Milton Lea, Sr. was born in 1922, in Mississippi. He also served in WWII. Upon his return from the second World War, Milton migrated to Wisconsin with Dionne’s mama. She wrote,

Milton Lea, Sr. was born in Mississippi in 1922. He never wanted to talk about growing up or the South in general. He and my Mama migrated to Wisconsin after he returned from WWII & created a life for themselves and their 11 children. Happy Fathers Day Daddy. I wish you could see what’s happening now. We’ve all grown as tired as you were and this time, the Glory will be ours.


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Talking more about her family, Dionne’s maternal grandmother is Emma H. Swington, an Amite County, Mississippi native. Born on 14th Feb 1908, Emma died on September 18, 1996.


Dionne attended Milwaukee Public Schools. She later went to the University of Evansville, New York University.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Lee holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.

Dionne Lea Williams and Her Husband Keith David are Married Since 2001

The couple tied the knot on 28th April 2001. Their wedding ceremony was held in Manhattan, New York. It’s been reported the two dated for around a year before exchanging their vows.

Dionne Lea Williams With Her Husband Keith David
Dionne Lea Williams With Her Husband Keith David

The couple is now married for over 19-year and there seems to be no conflict between the two. Instead, the lovebirds seem to be getting closer every passing day. They both upload their beautiful picture almost every year on the occasion of their marriage anniversary. On 28th April, Keith celebrated their 19th anniversary. He wrote in the caption,

“Time flies when you’re having fun with the one God created just for you! Happy Anniversary, my love! #19YearsStrong.”

The two also share a huge age gap as Dionne is 19-year younger than her husband.

Keith and Dionne are blessed with two kids

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Maelee Williams on 10th August 2001. She graduated from High School in mid-2019. Keith David’s wife Dionne gave birth to their second daughter, Ruby Williams on 25th April 2004.

They often go out on family vacations. Back in August 2017, they had a great time in Hong Kong.


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We are thoroughly enjoying our family vacation! #HongKong #latergram

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The family of four currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Keith David Previously Married Margit Edwards

The actor married his first wife Margit Edwards in September 1990. The two divorced after years of their marital relationship. They shared a child, a son who also embarks on the entertainment field. In June 2018, Keith shared an adorable photo of his three kids celebrating Father’s Day.

Dionne Is The Mother of Three Children
Dionne Is The Mother of Three Children

Dionne is also super close to her step-son.

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Keith David Wife Dionne Lea Williams is an Actress and Musician

Dionne has deserved credit for her work on a few on-screen projects. She worked on a 2017 romantic drama film, Ray Meets Helen along with her husband Keith.

She is also known for her work in No Bad Days and Hellbent. Besides, Dionne has a gifted talent in music. She often shares her performing photos on her social media handles.


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While talking about her hubby, Keith began his acting career with the role Club Patron in Disco Godfather in 1979. He subsequently appeared in several other projects on both big and small screens. He won the Emmy Award for his voice work in the documentary The Awar (2007).

Dionne Lea Williams Net Worth

Williams has earned quite a good amount of money from her various works. She has an estimated net worth of $500,00. Besides, talking about her husband Keith’s net worth, it is $3 million. He has racked such a good amount of money from his descent acting career. He has worked in a number of box-office hit movies such as Crash that grossed around $101 million at the box office.

Donnie currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee along with her family.

Social Media Involvement

Donnie is active on social media like Instagram with more than 3k followers. Furthermore, the actress is also active on Twitter with a few followers. She often shares her family photos on her social media platforms.