How you doin’ Wendy?

Lifetime original movie about Wendy Williams


Cover of the Lifetime original movie

Marina Garcia , Student Life and Sports Editor


Wendy Williams has been in Hollywood for years, but how did she get to where she is currently? Many fans know her from her hit TV show, “The Wendy Williams Show” but the big question at hand is how she became who she is as an internet and TV sensation?

Lifetime movies recently made a documentary about Wendy Williams’ life. “Wendy Williams: The Movie” premiered on January 30, 2020. The movie is in chronological order and shows viewers the “Hot Topics” of her life–from her childhood, rise to fame, addiction, and her love life. 

Even though the movie is about Wendy Williams, her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is a main contributor to not only the movie but her life as well. Hunter was also her manager until their divorce in 2019.

Williams was portrayed by Ciera Payton in the movie, but the real Wendy Williams did make an appearance at the end of the movie to talk more about her life, especially the highs and lows in a more personal depth. 

The documentary was quite inspiring, showing how if you have a dream we should take it. As well as showing a self-inspired woman can do anything she puts her mind to.