Virginia Williams (born March 18, 1978) is an American actress.
Williams first began her acting education in New York, earning a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University, and later studying Shakespeare at Oxford University and at the British American Drama Academy in London. She starred as Caitlin McNabb in the ABC Family movie, Revenge Of The Bridesmaids. She subsequently performed for two years on One Life to Live as Lorna and on As the World Turns, as Brandy. With this experience, she parlayed her talents into several primetime roles, including the leading role of Bianca on Lifetime's Monarch Cove and as Claudia on five episodes of the hit series, How I Met Your Mother. She has also played Shelley Long's daughter, who was snubbed at the altar in the film, Honeymoon with Mom, and spent two seasons on Comedy Central's Strangers with Candy.
Williams has performed guest starring roles and played recurring characters on more than two dozen shows, including The Mentalist, Rules of Engagement, Better Off Ted, Lie to Me, In Plain Sight, Two and a Half Men, My Wife and Kids, Jack & Bobby, As the World Turns, and Veronica Mars. She has also held lead roles on numerous television pilots for every major network. In 2011, she began portraying the role of Lauren Reed on the USA Network series Fairly Legal.
Williams lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Bradford Bricken.
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