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CRESS WILLIAMS

Ahead of Black Lightning’s return (Oct. 9 at 9 p.m.), the CW star, 48, tackles a lightning round about his career.

1 BEVERLY HILLS, 90210

1993–1994

Williams’ first day of work as cocky basketball player D’Shawn Hardell was also the first time he ever set foot on a professional TV set. Looking back on it now, he mostly remembers how inexperienced and broke he was at the time. “I was still finishing my last couple of quarters of college. I didn’t know anything,” says the UCLA graduate. “I didn’t even know how I was going to eat.” Thankfully, he

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