Who Is Hanako Williams? What Does Billy Dee Williams’ Daughter Do?

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 10, 2024 | Updated on: February 10, 2024
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Hanako Williams is widely recognized as the daughter of Billy Dee Williams, an American actor, and Painter. Her father first rose to fame portraying the character Gale Sayers in the TV movie Brian’s Song in 1971. On top of that, Billy is globally known as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.

Despite belonging to a famous household, Hanako prefers to live a modest lifestyle. Having said that doesn’t mean she has zero social involvement. Billy’s daughter has quite an active social life, however, there is so much left about her personal life that is yet to be discussed in the media.

So, today, we have come up with detailed information about Hanako Williams’ life.

‘ Age, Education, And Early Life

She was born in April 1973 in the United States of America. For your information, she is the only child of her father Billy Dee Williams from his current wife Teruko Nakagami.

Young Hanako With Her Parents
Young Hanako Williams With Her Parents

Similarly, she spent most of her early life in her hometown. As for education, Williams went to Beverly Hills High School. Further, she studied Visual Art/Art History at Brown University.

Talking about her nationality, she is an American citizen. Further, Hanako belongs to a mixed ethnic background as her mom is Japanese-American and her father is Afro-American.

Hanako’s Parents Are Married For Fifty Years Now

Her parents Billy and Teruko tied the knot on December 27, 1972, and as of now, it has already been over 50 years of their marriage. It’s not that the old beautiful couple never had an issue in their marital life. In fact, they even decided to separate their path and filed for a divorce in 1993 but after four years in 1997, the two reconciled and they have been together ever since.

Prior to marrying each other, Hanako’s mom and dad were already married once. While her mother Teruko was married to the veteran American Jazz musician Wayne Shorter, her father Billy already had two broken marriages before. Billy’s first nuptial with Audrey Sellers lasted for about four years and then he walked down the aisle with Marlene Clark which also ended after three years of their marriage.

‘ Siblings

As we said earlier, Hanako is the only child of her parents. But from her parents’ previous marriages, she has two older half-siblings, a brother Corey Dee William, and a sister Miyako Shorter.

Corey is her brother from her dad’s first marriage. He was born on 14 August 1960. He is an actor and producer best known for Secret Agent OO Soul, InHouse-CON, and In Search of Tomorrow. As per his Insta intro, Corey is also an author, musician, and fitness coach.

Further, her half-sister Miyako is her mom’s daughter from her previous marriage. She was born on August 14, 1962. Unlike her other sibling, Miyako is secretive about her lifestyle, so, her inside details are unavailable.

William And Her Brother Had A Re-Union After 19 Years

According to her brother Corey’s Facebook post, the brother and sister met each other after 19 years of a distance relationship. On November 13, 2014, her half-sibling posted their picture together and wrote,

Me and Baby Sis. ❤ Celebrating our reunion after 19 years!!! So much has changed, yet nothing has changed

‘ Career: What Does She Do?

By profession, Hanako is a gallery manager. Billy Dee Williams’ daughter works as a manager at the art gallery named Gagosian located in Beverly Hills, California.

According to the information provided on her Facebook, she has been working at Gagosian since January 2000.

Is Married To Her Husband Liam Toohey

The star kid, Hanako is now happily married to her husband Liam Toohey. The couple walked down the aisle on March 24, 2000, in a low-key wedding ceremony. Details on how the duo met each other are yet to be divulged in the media.

Hanako Williams With Her Hubby
Hanako Williams With Her Hubby

However, coming up to 2023, they have already been together as a husband and wife for almost 23 years. From their more than two decades of marriage, Hanako and her beloved hubby are blessed with two beautiful children.

Hanako Shares Two Children With Her Spouse 

Together with her spouse Liam, she has a daughter Lucie Katsumi, and a son Finnegan Ichiro.

Hanako Williams Children
Hanako Williams Children

Her son Finnegan is her first child born on October 3, 2007, which makes him 15 years old in 2023. Her daughter Lucie arrived in the world on March 14, 2011. Looking at their age, both Lucie and Finnegan are currently school students.

Apart from studying, Hanako’s daughter Lucie seems to be quite interested in technical things. Back on November 29, 2015, her maternal uncle Corey shared her picture working on a machine on his Facebook with a caption,

My little Niece is bad@#$!.. even in a tutu! …and I think she may be working part time as a tech for the Empire. #GirlPower!

Is On Social Media

The star kid has a good presence on social media handles. She is on Facebook with 603 friends. On her Facebook, alongside her family pictures, she also shares some posts related to politics.

Further, she is on Twitter with 250 followers.

Her Net Worth

As a gallery manager, we believe that Hanako earns quite a decent amount of money. But, it seems like her net worth is yet to be evaluated. Meanwhile, her famous-actor father Billy Dee Williams has an estimated fortune of $9 million as of 2023. No doubt that he earned such a massive amount from his almost eight decades of entertainment career.