Williams graduated from Rockford Auburn High School in 1997.
Shortly after graduating, she pursued a degree in criminal justice at Illinois State University, doubtful of her ability to make a career as a professional singer.
Little did they know their names would one day cause people to add “the one from” or “the one with” or “the one who” after mentioning them.
Had she known, Michelle Williams the singer might have thought twice before getting rid of her real first name, Tenitra.
If you dated that guy from , you're Michelle Williams.
If Blue Ivy gave you a valentine once, you're Michelle Williams.
If people read your name and immediately assume you're the actress, you're Michelle Williams. Months later Beyoncé asked an acquaintance if she knew anyone who could sing for the possible spot with the group and was referred to Michelle.