Born Tenitra Michelle Williams, Michelle Williams rose to fame in the early 2000s as the last member of one of the best-selling female groups of all time, Destiny’s Child. As she turns 42 today, July 23, there are a good number of reasons for the world to celebrate her birthday. For one, she has become one of the most vocal mental health activists of our time.
As we mark her day today, we are looking back at the impressive growth of the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and actress––from before she became a member of Destiny’s Child until now.
Michelle Williams, Destiny’s Child
Michelle was born on July 23, 1979, in Rockford, Illinois in the United States. Like former co-bandmates, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, she started singing at an early age; at seven she was already active in her church’s choir. Michelle would eventually pause…