Victoria Rowell Bio
Victoria Rowell full name Victoria Lynn Rowell, is an American actress, writer, producer and dancer. She was born on May 10, 1959 in Portland, Maine.
Victoria Rowell began her career as a ballet dancer and model, before making her acting debut in the 1987 comedy film, Leonard Part 6. In 1990, Rowell joined the cast of the CBS daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless, as Drucilla Winters, her signature and longest role on television, for which she was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards. She departed from the show in 2007.
Rowell is also well known for her role as Dr. Amanda Bentley in the CBS medical crime drama Diagnosis: Murder (1993-2001). From 1993 to 2000, she appeared on both series simultaneously.
Rowell has had a number of roles in feature films. She starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the 1992 comedy The Distinguished Gentleman, and later had roles in films Dumb and Dumber (1994), Barb Wire (1996), and Eve’s Bayou (1997). Rowell is an 11-time NAACP Image Awards winner (for The Young and the Restless).
Victoria Rowell Age
She was born on May 10, 1959. She is currently 59 years.
Victoria Rowell Parents
Her biological mother, Dorothy Rowell, was of English descent and a Mayflower descendant, and her birth father, whose surname was Wilson, was of African-American descent. Rowell knew very little about her father. Dorothy, who suffered from schizophrenia, took a taxi to a hospital to give birth to Rowell, leaving a son and two small daughters unsupervised. When she was 16 days old, Rowell, along with her two sisters, Sheree and Lori, was surrendered to child services. She lived in Maine with her foster parents Agatha C. and Robert Armstead.
Tom Fahey Victoria Rowell – Victoria Rowell Husband
Rowell’s first marriage was to Tom Fahey in 1989 and the couple divorced the following year. In May 2008, Rowell announced her engagement to Radcliffe Bailey, an Atlanta artist, at her annual High Tea at Noon fundraiser. Victoria and Radcliffe married on June 27, 2009, in Dublin, New Hampshire. On January 2, 2014, Bailey filed for divorce from Rowell.
Victoria Rowell Children – Victoria Rowell Daughter
Rowell and Tom Fahey had a daughter Maya Fahey. Rowell had a long-term relationship with musician Wynton Marsalis; and they had a son, Jasper Armstrong.
Victoria Rowell Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Victoria Rowell Books
- The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir by Victoria Rowell (2008-05-01)
- The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir (2009)
- Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: A Novel (2010)
- The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles (2013)
Victoria Rowell Movies and TV Shows
Victoria Rowell Movies
- Soul Ties (2016)
- What Love Will Make You Do (2015)
- I Love You (2014)
- The Fright Night Files (2014)
- Marry Me for Christmas (2013)
- Death in the Family (2011)
- Of Boys and Men (2008)
- Polly and Marie (2007)
- Home of the Brave (2006)
- A Perfect Fit (2005)
- Midnight Clear (2005)
- Motives (2004)
- Without Warning (2003)
- Black Listed (2003)
- A Town Without Pity (2002)
- Feast of All Saints (2001)
- Fraternity Boys (1999)
- A Wake in Providence (1999)
- Secrets (1998)
- Eve’s Bayou (1997)
- Barb Wire (1996)
- Dr. Hugo (1996)
- One Red Rose (1995)
- Secret Sins of the Father (1994)
- Dumb and Dumber (1994)
- Full Eclipse (1993)
- The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
- Leonard Part 6 (1987)
- 2017 – The Bay
- 2013-2014 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2012 – Let’s Stay Together
- 2012 – Single Ladies
- 2010 – Ghost Whisperer
- 2007 – All of Us
- 2006 – Noah’s Arc
- 2001 – Family Law
- 1995 – Deadly Games
- 1993–2001 – Diagnosis: Murder
- 1991–1993 – Herman’s Head
- 1990–2000, 2002-2007 – The Young and the Restless
- 1990 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- 1989–1990 – The Cosby Show
- 1988 – As the World Turns
Victoria Rowell News
Victoria Rowell Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit After Claiming Co-Star Spit on Her
Updated: February 15, 2017
Victoria Rowell has been calling out the industry for its prejudice for years, and she may have just received some justice.
Two years after filing a lawsuit against Sony Entertainment, the soap star has reached a settlement over what she called blatant racial discrimination within her workplace.
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The 57-year-old actress sued Sony and CBS Corporation back in 2015 after she was fired from her role as Drucilla Winters on The Young & the Restless.
She played the iconic character for over 14 years, earning three Emmy nominations for the role.
In 2007, she accused costar Michelle Stafford of spitting on her and telling her that “nobody liked her” on set while another unnamed actress ran around wearing an afro wig.
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She also claimed that the cast, director and producer conspired to blackball her within the industry, with actor Peter Bergman threatening to publically call her mentally unstable.
Victoria also believes she was let go for speaking out about the lack of minorities on daytime soaps and claimed her white peers were given far more opportunities, according to court documents acquired by RadarOnline.
She also accuses writers of giving her character horrific storylines as punishment for speaking out.
Lastly, she claimed she was fined $20K for missing a day of work that was previously approved by production.
Sony and CBS requested the lawsuit be thrown out, claiming her firing and difficulty finding more work is based on her own merit and skills, not her race, according to TheHollywoodReporter.
Before both parties could see each other in court, Victoria reached out to the judge on February 10 to report that she and soap producers reached an undisclosed settlement.
Exact terms of the agreement have not yet been revealed.