Nafessa Williams is an American actress. She had her career beginnings in the 2010s. She first debuted as Deanna Forbes in the soap opera One Life to Live. After this, she had a recurring role as Margo Ivey in The Bold and the Beautiful. Later in 2011, she made her film debut in Streets. She went on to appear in the films Brotherly Love, The Man in 3B, Burning Sands, and True to the Game. At the same time, she had recurring parts on television. She played Dr. Charlotte Piel in Code Black and Jade in Twin Peaks. She became further known for her role as Anissa Pierce in the new TV series Black Lightning.