|Williams playing for the USA Women's National team.|
|Date of birth||November 30, 1970|
|Place of birth||Long Beach, California|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in|
|Listed weight||210 lbs|
|WNBA Draft||1999; Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd|
|Selected by the Utah Starzz|
|Highlights and awards|
Williams is the daughter of Nate Williams, a former basketball player who played for the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City-Omaha Kings, New Orleans Jazz and the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association during an eight-year career.
Although she was born in Southern California, she went to high school at Taylorsville High School in Utah.
She also has two brothers and one sister. Both of her brothers played basketball and her sister was the odd ball. She was the only one who did not play basketball in the family. She played tennis.
She went to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and graduated there in 1994. She was a four-year letter-winner in both basketball and volleyball, and is the first woman to earn All-America honors in both basketball and volleyball in the same year. She also led UCLA to NCAA volleyball titles in 1990 and 1991.
Natalie Williams played three seasons for the Portland Power in the American Basketball League (ABL). She was traded to the Long Beach StingRays in April of 1998, but when the team folded, she was reassigned to the Power. She was a two-time All-ABL first team selection, the 1998 ABL MVP, finished her first season as the league's top rebounder, averaging 12.5 rebounds per game, and on January 9, 1999, she grabbed a league record 22 rebounds.
She played with the Starzz from 1999 to 2002. However, just a few weeks prior to the start of the 2003 season, she was traded to the Indiana Fever in a multi-player deal on May 1, 2003.
Prior to the start of the 2005 season, Williams announced that she would retire after the season ended, saying that she and would concentrate on raising her adopted twins, as well as serving as an assistant coach for a girls' high school basketball team in Salt Lake City, Utah, and launching a new career in the real estate business. She is remembered by fans as one of the best rebounding power forward in the early history of the WNBA.
Williams won an Olympic Gold Medal as a member of the U.S. women's basketball team during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
In 2002, she opened a restaurant called Natalie's in Salt Lake City, Utah.
That same year, just prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics, she carried the Olympic Torch in the Salt Lake City area.
She considers Cheryl Miller as her basketball role model.
Williams named her son Turasi, after fellow women's basketball player Diana Taurasi and named her daughter Sydney after the 2000 Olympics which was held in Sydney, Australia. They are twins by the way!