Billy Dee Williams’ Autobiography “What Have We Here” Set to Release in February 2024

Well, well, well… What Have We Here, the autobiography of Billy Dee Williams, known for his role as Lando Calrissian in three Star Wars films, will be hitting store shelves in February 2024.

What’s Happening:

  • Billy Dee Williams announced his new autobiography, which will tell his life story from Harlem to Star Wars and beyond, on his Twitter account today.

  • Williams’ autobiography is now available to pre-order from a variety of booksellers, all of which you can find here.
  • What Have We Here will be released in February 2024.

About What Have We Here:

  • Film luminary Billy Dee Williams recalls his remarkable life—a heralded actor who's played the roles he wanted, from Brian’s Song to Lando in the Star Wars universe—unchecked by the racism and typecasting so rife in the mostly all-white industry in which he triumphed.
  • Starting with his birth in Harlem in 1937, What Have We Here details Billy's experiences through his young adulthood, to his first film role in Paul Muni's The Last Angry Man. It was Muni who gave Billy the advice that sent him soaring as an actor, “You can play any character you want to play no matter who you are, no matter the way you look or the color of your skin.” And Williams writes, “I wanted to be anyone I wanted to be."
  • He writes of landing the role of a lifetime in Brian's Song and describes his experiences as the first Black character in the Star Wars universe, where he became a true pop culture icon, playing Lando Calrissian in George Lucas’s The Empire Strikes Back.
  • A legendary actor, in his own words, on all that has sustained and carried him through a lifetime of dreams and adventure.
Luke Manning
Luke is a fan of all things theme parks and self-proclaimed #1 fan of Joffrey’s Coffee, who lives in Kissimmee, FL