Nafessa Williams (born December 4, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. She is most known for her 2011 role as Nicole Gordon in the Meek Mill film Streets, her 2011 role as Deanna Forbes on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, and her 2016 role as Dr. Charlotte Piel on the CBS drama Code Black.
Williams studied criminal justice at West Chester University and interned in the homicide unit of the District Attorney's Office.
Williams has been cast as Jade in the 2017 Mark Frost/David Lynch Showtime series Twin Peaks. and as Anissa Pierce in the 2018 Mara Brock Akil/Greg Berlanti series Black Lightning