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The Montel Williams Show
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Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) is an American former television personality and television and radio talk show host. Williams was born in Baltimore, Maryland. As a resident of Glen Burnie, Maryland, he was bused to predominantly white Andover High School in neighboring Linthicum, Maryland where he was elected president of both his junior and senior classes. He was a good student, athlete and musician and active in county-wide student government issues in Annapolis, Maryland. His father, Herman Williams, Jr., was a firefighter who in 1992 became Baltimore`s first African-American Fire Chief. Montel began The Montel Williams Show (syndicated by CBS Paramount Television) in 1991. In 1996, Williams received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. He was again nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2002, and the Montel Williams Show was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show in 2001 and 2002.
Williams has two daughters, Ashley (b. 1984) and Maressa (b. 1988), with his first wife, Rochele See. Williams married Grace Morley, a burlesque dancer on June 6, 1992. They have a son, Montel Brian Hank (b. 1993), and a daughter, Wyntergrace (b. 1994). The couple divorced in 2000. In July 2006, Williams proposed to girlfriend Tara Fowler, an American Airlines flight attendant. They married before friends and family on a beach in Bermuda on October 6, 2007. Williams participated in the 2007 World Series of Poker main event, and planned to donate any potential winnings to families affected by the Iraq war. He was eliminated in Day 2. During the event Williams also spoke out about the port security bill signed in 2006 that banned on-line gaming sites from accepting money transactions from the U.S. In August 2007, Williams was initiated as an honorary member to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and now heads the Montel Williams MS Foundation. In September 2009, Williams provoked controversy with a statement on his radio show encouraging Minnesota Republican Representative Michelle Bachman to violently stab herself. Montel lives in South Chicago.
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Montel Brian Anthony Williams
Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) is an American television personality, radio talk show host, and actor. He is best known as host of the long-running The Montel Williams Show, and more recently as a spokesman for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA). Williams is also active with the nonprofit MS Foundation, which he founded after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Actor, Talk Show Host
1991 – present
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