Cynthia Jane Williams
August 22, 1947 (age 72)
Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams (born August 22, 1947) is a guest cast member on Sam & Cat. She is known for playing Shirley Feeney on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley.
Williams was born in Van Nuys, California, to Francesca (née Bellini) and Beachard Williams. She has a sister named Carol Ann Williams. She graduated from Birmingham High School. She attended Los Angeles City College. To date she has appeared in 19 films.
After graduating from college, Williams was cast in several commercials before landing roles on shows such as The Nanny, Room 222, and Love, American Style. She then landed on more important roles on programs such as Travels with My Aunt, American Graffiti, and The Conversation.
In 1976, she landed the role of Shirley Feeney on Laverne & Shirley after playing the same character on Happy Days in 1975, co-starring with Penny Marshall. The show lasted until 1982 due to Williams and Marshall's feuding and Williams's pregnancy.
In 2013, she and Marshall guest-starred on Sam & Cat as two producers active in the 1970s who fought and stopped speaking to each other.
Williams was married to Bill Hudson of the musical trio Hudson Brothers in 1982, but the marriage ended in divorce in 2000. Together they have two children: A daughter, Emily Hudson (born 1982), and son, Zachary Hudson (born 1986). Cindy Williams is a practicing Catholic.
|1971||The Funny Side||Teen girl|
|1974||The Migrants||Betty||TV movie|
|Hawaii Five-O||Unknown||Season 6, episode 18: "Secret Witness"|
|1975, 1976, 1979||Happy Days||Shirley Feeney||Recurring character (5 episodes)|
|1976-1982||Laverne & Shirley||Reprise role; co-leading role|
|1981–1982||Laverne & Shirley in the Army||Reprise role; co-leading role; voice only|
|1982–1983||The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour||Reprise role; voice only|
|1985||When Dreams Come True||Susan Matthews||TV Movie; main cast|
|1986||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Lisa Burke, Heather Drew||Recurring cast member|
|1988||Save the Dog!||Becky||TV movie; star|
|Tricks of the Trade||Catherine||TV movie; main cast|
|1989-present||Just Like Family||Unknown|
|1990||Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen||Rita Sue Bliss|
|Normal Life||Anne Harlow||Recurring (13 episodes)|
|Steel Magnolias||M'Lynn Eatenton||Unsold pilot; main cast|
|Menu for Murder||Connie Mann||TV movie|
|1991||Earth Angel||Judith||TV movie; main cast|
|1993–1994||Getting By||Cathy Hale||Main cast|
|1995||Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story||Wanda Walden|
|The Magic School Bus||Gerri Poveri||Voice only; season 2, episode 13: "Ups and Downs"|
|1996||The Stepford Husbands||Caroline||TV movie; main cast|
|1999||The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' In Brooklyn Heights||Sue Ellen||Understudy (original actress was unavailable)|
|2000–2001||Strip Mall||Herself||Recurring (6 episodes)|
|2002||Laverne & Shirley Together Again||Shirley Feeney||Reprise role; co-lead role|
|2008||8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter||Mary Ellen Doyle||Recurring (2 episodes)|
|2004||Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Nora Hodges||Guest star; season 5, episode 19: "Sick"|
|2007||Drive||House mother||Recurring (3 episodes)|
|2012||Strawberry Summer||Ruth Yates|
|2013||Sam & Cat||Janice Dobbins||Guest star; episode 17: #SalmonCat|
|Drive, He Said||Manager's girlfriend|
|1972||Beware! The Blob||Randy's girlfriend|
|Travels with My Aunt||Tooley|
|1973||The Killing Kind||Lori Davis|
|American Graffiti||Laurie Bolander|
|1976||The First Nudie Musical||Rosie||Main cast|
|1979||More American Graffiti||Laurie Bolander||Reprise role; sequel|
|1981||Sois belle et tais-toi||Herself||Documentary|
|1983||The Creature Wasn't Nice||Annie McHugh||Main cast|
|1989||Big Man on Campus||Diane Girard|
|Rude Awakening||June Margolin|
|1991||Bingo||Natalie Devlin||Main cast|
|1997||Meet Wally Sparks||Emily Preston|
|2002||The Biggest Fan||Debbie's mom|
|2006||The Legend of William Tell||Unknown|
|2007||The Last Guy on Earth||Unknown|
- She and Penny Marshall wrote together before playing Laverne and Shirley.
- She is one of the oldest guest stars on Sam & Cat.
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