Genelle Williams Biography: Age, Height, Movies, and TV Shows

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Profile summary of Genelle Williams
  • Name: Genelle Williams
  • Date of birth: February 18, 1984
  • Age: 40
  • Place of birth: Toronto, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Education: Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute, Toronto
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 2003 to present
  • Net worth: $1.5 million
  • Genelle Williams’s Instagram: Nellyrose
  • Twitter: @OriGenelle

One of the distinguished actresses to come out of Canada, Genelle Williams is known for her roles in notable movies and TV series in both the Canadian movie industry and Hollywood. The popular actress is best known for her roles as Kim Carlisle in Radio Free Roscoe, Dj in The Latest Buzz, and the Innkeeper Lenna in Warehouse 13.

Regardless of her fast-growing popularity in the entertainment world, the Canadian actress has maintained an indisputable and realistic attitude in the movie industry. Genelle Williams is a highly dedicated woman focused on taking her career to greater heights. Here are facts about the highly-talented actress.

How old is Genelle Williams?

Genelle Williams is currently 40 years old. The Canadian TV star was born on the 18th of February 1984 in the millennial generation and her birth sign is Aquarius. Her country of birth makes her a Canadian by nationality but she is black by ethnicity.

Growing up, the actress spent her formative years in Toronto, Canada, where she was raised by her parents. However, the identity of her family members, including her parents and siblings is not known. So far, she has not shared such details with her fans and it cannot be confirmed if she grew up as an only child.

She began showing interest in acting in high school

Many celebrities are known to have dropped out from conventional school due to the demands of their work as some don’t have the time to study or further their education but not Genelle. The actress attended a local high school in Toronto known as Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute in Toronto and graduated in 2006.

During her high school days, the famous TV star started showing an interest in acting. Subsequently, her high school teacher recognized her talent for the performing arts while she was performing in the school play. The teacher then recommended that she attend acting classes. In the course of honing her acting talent, Genelle received coaching from Dean Armstrong who is also a famous Canadian actor and producer.

Genelle started her professional acting career in 2003

Before Genelle commenced her acting career, she worked as a physiotherapist for the Toronto Raptors, which is one of the professional basketball teams in Canada.

Genelle Williams started her professional career as an actress in the year 2003 and since then, she has been featured in a myriad of movies and TV series. Since her debut, she has appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series. Williams is known for her first remarkable TV role as Kim Carlisle in the Canadian teen drama Radio Free Roscoe which aired between 2003-2005.

She joined the cast of the show from the beginning and stayed until the end of the series. She has since appeared in several other major TV projects and movies, including Degrassi: The Next Generation as Carla Carlisle / Mia, It’s a Boy Girl Thing as Tiffany, Lovebites as Marissa, Flashpoint as Taraleigh, The Latest Buzz as DJ, The Line as Michelle, Orphan as Sister Judith and Remedy as Zoe Rivera, among others.

Her recent role is her portrayal of Lucy Svensson in the series Family Law together with Zach Smadu, Jewel Staite, and Victor Garber. The show was created by Susin Nielsen. Genelle Williams is also known to be a voice actress, as she provided her voice to a character in a video game called ‘The Division 2’.

Genelle Williams played the role of Leena in the TV series “Warehouse 13”

Warehouse 13 is an American science fiction TV series that revolves around two US Secret Service agents on a mission to unravel the psychic activity in a South Dakota warehouse. Created by Jane Espenson and D. Brent Mote, the show started on July 7, 2009, and the last episode was aired on May 19, 2014. The Syfy network show had Genelle Williams portray the role of ‘Leena’.

Genelle joined the show in 2009 for the first installment of the series, appearing in a total of 52 episodes from 2009 to 2014. She briefly left the show along the line and came back in 2011, appearing in 8 episodes. In the TV series, Leena [Genelle Williams] is well known as the proprietor of Leena Bed and Breakfast, where the warehouse agents live. Her character in the series has the ability to read someone’s aura and sense their life force.

Genelle Williams also reprised her role of Leena in the web series version of Warehouse 13 titled Warehouse 13: Of Monsters and Men.

Genelle in Warehouse 13 – image source

Why did Genelle die in Warehouse 13?

Making fans devastated and unhappy due to the death of Lenna, questions were asked and Kenny, one of the executive producers explained that the death of inevitable.

“we needed to lose someone who meant something. It couldn’t be a guest star, it had to be somebody who meant something to our term”

In the case of agent Steve Jink, his death in the series was reversed with an artifact but Leena’s death didn’t leave any room to bring her back to life. This air of finality left a bunch of heartbroken fans to mourn her after she was killed by Artie.

Recap of Genelle Williams movies and TV shows

Below are some of the movies and TV series Genelle Williams has featured in;

  • My Baby’s Daddy [2004] as Receptionist
  • The Lazarus Child [2005] as Young Lizzie
  • It’s a Boy Girl Thing [2006] as Tiffany
  • The Next Generation [2007] as Marissa and Carla
  • The Latest Buzz [2007-2010] as DJ
  • The Incredible Hulk [2008] as Terrified Girl
  • The Saving God [2008] as Ashley Ellis
  • Orphan [2009] as Sister Judith
  • Warehouse 13 [2009-2014] as Leena
  • Running Boy [2010] as Sabine
  • Christmas Catch [2018] as Special Agent Robertson
  • Spiral From the Book of Saw [2021] as Lisa Banks

What is Genelle Williams’s net worth?

Genelle Williams is an actress with 18 years of experience. The celebrity is a Gemini Award Nominee in the category of best performances by an actress in a leading role and has also won the heart of so many fans with her acting skills in so many movies and TV shows.

Acting is known to be her only source of income as her net worth is estimated to be approximately $1.5 million which tends to keep rising.

Genelle Williams’ love life and relationship status

Genelle Williams, being a very private person, has kept information of her personal life away from the public so there is nothing about her love life. It is only known that the 40-year-old actress is single and unmarried, she has never been married before and she has no child.

It is however known that she was in a relationship in the past, but the identity of the person is still unknown.

How tall is Genelle Williams?

Genelle stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches [1.65m] and her weight is 54kg [199Ibs]. Her hair color is dark brown and her eye is dark brown.

The famous Tv star shows interest in sporting activities like basketball and spends most of her time listening to her favorite music rapper J. Cole. She also likes acting and dancing.

The celebrity works out 3 times per week at the gym and goes out every morning for jogging. Little wonder why she has maintained a fit body over the years. She is only active on Twitter and Instagram but the latter is set on private.

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Did Genelle leave Warehouse 13?

Her character was killed off before the end of the show.

Does Lena come back to life in Warehouse 13?

No. Her death on the show was irreversible.

Who replaced Leena on Warehouse 13?

Abigail Chow replaced Leena as the new owner of and operator of Bed and Breakfast.

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