Zelda Williams is an American actress, voice artist, director, producer, and writer. She was born on 31 July 1989 in New York City, U.S. Zelda is best known for her voicing as ‘Kuvira’ in the Nickelodeon cartoon ‘The Legend of Korra.’ Her full name is ‘Zelda Rae Williams.’ Zelda is an enthusiastic athlete and a video game player. Her favorite video game is ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.’ Once in an interview with Nintendo representatives, Zelda stated that she loves playing ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ with her friends in her spare time. She has been a part of this industry since 1994.
Zelda Williams has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2023.
Zelda Williams Early Life
Zelda Rae Williams was born to her parents, Robin and Marsha Garces Williams on 31 July 1989 in New York City, United States. She was born after 10 days after her father’s 38th birthday. Her mother Marsha Garces Williams is a film producer and philanthropist whereas her father Robin McLaurin Williams was an actor, comedian, and film producer. Her father named her after ‘Princess Zelda’ from the video game series ‘The Legend of Zelda.’ Her mother Marsha belongs to Filipino and Finnish descent. Zelda is the older child of William from his second wife Marsha. Zelda has two siblings, a younger brother named ‘Cody’ and an older step-brother Zachary Pym Williams. Her older half-brother is known by his nickname ‘Zak.’ After 19 years of marriage, her parents filed for divorce in March 2008. The divorce was finalized in 2010.
Zelda Williams Career
Zelda started her acting career at the age of 5. She debuted in a Tv film ‘In Search of Dr. Seuss’. A year later in 1995, Zelda appeared as Little Girl #3 in Ballet Class in an American comedy film ‘Nine Months’ In 2004, she acted as Melissa Loggia along with her father and actor Anton Yelchin in the film ‘House of D.’ In 2007, she appeared in the People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People. In 2008, Zelda starred as Frankie in a romantic musical fantasy film ‘Were the World Mine.’ In 2009, she appeared as Matya in ‘Don’t Look Up.’ In 2010, she acted in a horror film ‘Detention’ as Sara. The same year she appeared in three more films including ‘Luster’, ‘See You on the Other Side’, and ‘Jezuz Loves Chaztity.
On 10 May 2011, Cobra Starship featured Zelda alongside her father as a cameo in the music video ‘You Make Me Feel.’ In June 2011, Zelda together with her father appeared in a tv commercial for the Nintendo 3DS game ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.’ On 8 September 2011, Zelda appeared in the music video of Wynter Gordon titled ‘Buy My Love.’ On 25 October 2011, she hosted the London Zelda Symphony Concert as a special guest at the Eventim Apollo. She hosted this event to mark the 25th anniversary of the Zelda Series. On 17 November 2011, subscribers of the Nintendo email received a mail about Zelda and her father playing a new game ‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ for the Wii console.
In 2012, she played the role of Kelly Martinson in a romantic comedy film ‘The Frankenstein Brothers.’ Later this year, she also appeared as the main role ‘Marissa’ in 4 episodes of a sitcom named ‘Checked Out.’ From 2013-2014, Zelda did a recurring role as Caitlin in a supernatural teen drama ‘Teen Wolf.’ In 2014, Zelda Williams alongside Zachary Booth acted in the drama film ‘Never.’ Same year, she played the voice character of Kuvira in 11 episodes of ‘The Legend of Korra.’ She also appeared in a music video titled ‘Imagine’ (UNICEF: World version). From 2015-2017, Zelda played the voice character role of Mona Lisa/Y’Gythgba in a computer animated tv series ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
In 2016, Zelda played the lead role of Drew Reeves in 10 episodes of supernatural horror tv series called ‘Dead of Summer.’ She also did the voice role of Amaya Blackstone in an episodic video game series ‘King’s Quest- Chapter III: Once Upon a Climb.’ In 2017, she played the role of Zelda in a science fiction crime drama tv series ‘Stitchers.’ She also appeared as Melissa Miller in a crime drama tv series ‘Criminal Minds.’ In 2018, Zelda wrote and directed a short film ‘Shrimp’. This film portrays the life of a Dominatrix of BDSM in Los Angeles. She herself acted in her drama film alongside Conor Leslie, Paulina Singer, Frances Fisher, and Jake Abel. Later she signed a deal with ‘Gunpowder & Sky’ to expand this short film into a half-hour series.
In 2019, Zelda wrote, directed, produced, and acted as Cheshire in the third episode of the drama ‘Dark/Web.’ She also starred as Leona in an American comedy-drama ‘Jane the Virgin.’ From 2019-2020, Zelda played the voice role of Casey Jones, a Female Barista, Sprite in ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
In 2023, Zelda Williams directed the upcoming American horror comedy film written by Diablo Cody titled ‘Lisa Frankenstein.’
Zelda Williams’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Zelda Williams has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Zelda Williams Income Source
Now if we look into her source of income, Zelda Williams has earned most of her wealth from her acting career. Apart from being an actor, she has also earned from her voice-over profession. Additionally, she has also been earning through other sources like screenwriting, Film Producing, and directing.
Zelda Williams Awards & Achievements
Zelda Williams had been honored with numerous awards and achievements. In 2014, she won the ‘Domani Vision Award’ in the category of Best Lead Actor (Female) for her film ‘Never.’ In 2016, she received the ‘BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award’ in the category of Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series for her drama ‘The Legend of Korra,’ In 2007, People magazine published her in the list of ‘100 Most Beautiful People.’
Zelda Williams Real Estate
In 2018, Zelda Williams purchased a home worth $4.3 million in Los Angeles in an all-cash deal. The home formerly belonged to the author and famous LSD aficionado Aldous Huxley. At the time of buying this house, Zelda put her other home on sale for $3.2 million. She bought that house for $1.9 million in 2011.
Zelda Williams is an American actress and voice artist whose net worth is $20 million as of 2023. Zelda is best known for her voice role in ‘The Legend of Korra.’ She started her acting career in 1994. She has earned most of her wealth from her acting and voice-over profession. She has also worked as a writer, director, and producer. She has won awards including Domani Vision Award, BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award. Zelda Williams is currently residing in San Francisco, California, United States.