Years: 2012 - Present
Before "The Daily Show": Jessica Williams grew up as a native Los Angelino and — as is required by local law — got her start on Nickelodeon playing Vida Atwood in 'Just For Kicks' in 2006.
What happened from there: In 2012, 'The Daily Show' was having a bit of diversity problem. Some feared Williams' addition to the cast was merely to placate viewers but she quickly showed herself to able to throw down with the best of them. As the youngest of the regular correspondents, Williams gives plenty of voice to minority women as a senior correspondent. She starred in season 3 of HBO's "Girls" and co-stars with Jemaine Clement in comedy "People Places Things."
- Donna Dickens