While Virginia Williams was born in the city of Memphis, she traveled to NYC, to study and pursue an acting career. She earned a degree in Theatre Performance from Fordham University. She later studied in the U.K., both at Oxford University and The British American Drama Academy. Returning to the States, Ms. Williams earned recurring roles, first on One Life To Live, and later on another soap opera, As The World Turns. Since then, she has guest starred on numerous television programs, such as How I Met Your Mother, and The Mentalist, before her hire by USA Networks for the series, Fairly Legal.