Memphis, Tennessee native Virginia Williams first began her acting education in New York, earning a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and later studying Shakespeare at Oxford University and at the British American Drama Academy in London. After spending two years on the soap operas "One Life to Live" as Lorna and "As the World Turns" as Brandy, Williams made the move to primetime, and is best known for such roles as Bianca, the series lead on Lifetime's "Monarch Cove," Claudia on the hit series "How I Met Your Mother," Shelley Long's jilted-at-the-altar daughter in the film "Honeymoon with Mom," and two seasons on the cult classic, "Strangers with Candy." She has also guest starred or recurred in more than 25 television programs, including "Two and a Half Men," "Better Off Ted," "Veronica Mars" and "Cold Case," to name just a few, and has had leading roles on multiple pilots for ABC, FOX, NBC, Lifetime, The WB and USA.
Williams currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Bradford Bricken.