- Victoria Rowell is an award-winning actress who has starred in 50+ TV and film titles
- She is currently starring as Kitty Barringer in the UMC soap-opera “The Rich & The Ruthless”
- She is also a writer with several published books, and has a net worth of over $2 million
- Victoria has been married twice, and has two children
- Victoria is active on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, with over 64,000 followers



Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 10, 1959
SpouseRadcliffe Bailey, Tom Fahey
FactGave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Maya Fahey, with her now ex-1st husband, Tom Fahey. [1989]


Where is actress Victoria Rowell now?

Award-winning actress Victoria Rowell has been active member of the entertainment industry for more than three decades, and has starred in more than 50 TV and film titles. She recently completed three film titles – “Black Kids White Mama”, “Revival!” and “Way Out Of Bounds”, which will be released in late 2018, and will no doubt increase her popularity further. Moreover, she is currently starring as Kitty Barringer in the UMC soap-opera “The Rich & The Ruthless”.

Who is Victoria Rowell?

Victoria Lynn Rowell was born on the 10th May 1959 ,in Portland, Maine USA, of African, American and English ancestry. As an actress she is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Drucilla Barber Winters in the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young And The Restless” (1990-2007), and from playing Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston in the CBS primetime series “Diagnosis Murder” (1993-2001).

Early Life and Education

When it comes to speak about her early life, Victoria had a very difficult childhood, as she was raised for several years by her mother, Dorothy Rowell, who suffered from schizophrenia, while her father, whose name is unknown, left them alone. She eventually started living with foster parents, Robert and Agatha Armstead, At the age of eight she began taking ballet lessons, and later joined the American Ballet Theater II, and attended the Juilliard School of Music Dance Extension program. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.

Career Beginnings

Prior to becoming a professional actress, Victoria pursued a career not only as a ballet dancer, but also as a catwalk and catalog model during the 1980s. She made her debut film appearance in 1987, in the role of Joan Parker in the comedy film “Leonard Part 6”, next to Bill Cosby, after which she guest-starred in such TV series as “As The World Turns”, “The Cosby Show” and “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”.

Rise to Prominence and “The Young and the Restless”

Victoria’s rise to prominence came in 1990, when she was chosen to portray street ballet dancer Drucilla Barber Winters in the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young And The Restless”, actually until 2007, increasing enormously her popularity as well as her net worth. Her portrayal of Drucilla earned her 11 NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series category, as well as three nominations for Daytime Emmy Awards (1996, 1997 and 1998).

The 1990s and “Diagnosis Murder”

Concurrently with filming “The Young And The Restless”, Victoria continued to work on other projects. She starred in the role of Celia Kirby in the 1992 comedy crime movie “The Distinguished Gentleman” alongside Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and played Anna Dire in the TV sci-fi horror “Full Eclipse” (1993). Between 1993 and 2001, she was cast as Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston in the CBS primetime series “Diagnosis Murder” with Dick van Dyke, adding a considerable amount to her net worth. In 1994, she featured as Yolanda Seeley in the TV drama entitled “Secret Sins Of The Father”, and as Beth Jordan in the comedy “Dumb And Dumber” next to Jim Carrey. Her next major role came two years later, when she played Cora D in the action film “Barb Wire”, along with Pamela Anderson, which was followed by her portrayals of Stevie Hobbs in the 1997 drama “Eve’s Bayou” and Alissa in the comedy film entitled “A Wake In Providence” (1999).

The 2000s

At the very beginning of the 2000s, Victoria was cast as Josette Metoyer in the TV drama-romance “The Feast Of All Saints” (2001), after which she reprised the role of Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston in the TV film “Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity”, and its sequel entitled “Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning”, both in 2002. During the next two years she featured in two short films – “Black Listed” and “Motives” – which were followed by her portrayal of Sheila in Ron Brown’s crime-drama “A Perfect Fit” in 2005. In the next year, Victoria landed the role of Penelope Marsh in the drama film “Home Of The Brave”, next to Samuel L. Jackson, and was then cast as Rebecca McCaw in the TV film “Polly And Marie” (2007). By the end of the decade, she had also featured as Aunt Janay in the drama “Of Boys And Men” in 2008.
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The 2010s

Victoria started the next decade with recurring roles as Veronica in the VH1 comedy-drama series “Single Ladies” (2012), and as Judge Delilah Hawkins in the NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2013-2014). Afterwards came her next major roles, when she portrayed Stephanie in the TV film “Marry Me For Christmas” (2013), which she later reprised in its sequels – “Marry Us For Christmas” (2014), “A Baby For Christmas” (2015) and “Merry Christmas, Baby” (2016) – all of which increased further her net worth. Concurrently, she filmed the 2014 drama “I Love You” playing Barbara Mutch, and the drama film “Soul Ties”, portraying Maybelle, in 2015.

Recent Years

To speak further about her acting career, Veronica was selected to play Kitty Barringer in the UMC soap-opera “The Rich & The Ruthless” (2017-2018), on which she also worked as an executive producer and director, and landed the role of Aunt Jo in the romance “Water In A Broken Glass” in 2018. It is also announced that she will appear in the upcoming film titles – “Black Kids White Mama”, “Revival!” and “Way Out Of Bounds”, so her net worth will surely be increased in the forthcoming years.

Books

Apart from her career as a professional actress, Victoria Rowell also became recognized as a writer. Her first book, the memoir entitled “The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir” was released in 2007, then three years later, she released the novel “Secrets Of A Soap Opera Diva: A Novel”, followed by “The Young And The Ruthless: Back In The Bubbles” in 2013, increasing her net worth by a large margin.

Victoria Rowell Net Worth

Victoria’s career started in 1987, and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Victoria Rowell is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through her successful career, including from the sales of her books.

Personal Life

Regarding her personal life, Victoria Rowell has been married twice. Her first husband was Tom Fahey (1989-1990), with whom she has a daughter named Maya. Between 1990 and 1997, she was in a relationship with musician Wynton Marsalis, with whom she welcomed her second child, a son named Jasper. After that, she married artist Radcliffe Bailey in 2009, but the couple divorced in 2014. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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Charity Work

As we already mentioned, Victoria was raised as a foster child, so she decided to established her own foundation in 1990, called the Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan, which provides help to foster children. Due to that, she was honored with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Southern Maine in 2006, and was rewarded with the Gift of Adoption Celebration of Adoption Award in 2008.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about her appearance, Victoria is apparently a beautiful woman with long black colored hair and dark brown eyes. Although she is in her late 50s, she still has an attractive body with a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m) and weight which is reputed to be around 134lbs (61kgs), while her vital statistics are 36-25-37.

Social Media Presence

In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry, Victoria is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, which she uses to promote her upcoming projects. She runs her official Instagram and Twitter accounts, on which she has more than 64,000 followers.

General Info

Full NameVictoria Rowell
Date Of BirthMay 10, 1959
Height1.7 m
ProfessionPresenter, Dance Teacher, Writer, Actor, Dancer, Model
EducationSchool of American Ballet
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseRadcliffe Bailey, Tom Fahey
ChildrenMaya Fahey, Jasper Armstrong
ParentsAgatha C. Armstead, Robert Armstead, Dorothy Rowell
SiblingsSheree Rowell, Lori Rowell

Accomplishments

AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography
MoviesDumb and Dumber, Barb Wire, Home of the Brave, The Distinguished Gentleman, Eve's Bayou, Leonard Part 6, A Wake in Providence, Of Boys and Men, A Perfect Fit, Motives, Full Eclipse, Black Listed, November Rule, Soul Ties, Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity, Diagnosis Murder:Without Warning
TV ShowsDiagnosis: Murder, The Young and the Restless

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Facts

#Fact
1Her The Young and the Restless (1973) series' lead, Jeanne Cooper appeared on an episode on Diagnosis Murder (1993), which featured Rowell, herself, and Dick Van Dyke.
2Her 2nd husband of 4 years Radcliffe Bailey filed for divorce from her. [January 2014]
3Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a son Jasper Armstrong Marsalis on December 26, 1995. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Wynton Marsalis.
4Was in a relationship with Wynton Marsalis from 1990 to 1997. They have a son together.
5Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Maya Fahey, with her now ex-1st husband, Tom Fahey. [1989]
6Has signed a new contract with The Young and the Restless (1973). [September 2005]
7Release of her book, "The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir". [2007]
8Her acting mentors were Jeanne Cooper and Dick Van Dyke.
9Best-known by the public for her long-running role as "Drucilla Winters" on The Young and the Restless (1973) and as Dr. Amanda Bentley on Diagnosis Murder (1993).
10Rowell made the decision to use the name "Victoria Rowell" rather than her birth name of "Vicki Lynn Rowell" at the behest of management agents Millie Spencer & Irene Kerney.
11Is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
12During the first few years of the run of Diagnosis Murder (1993), Rowell not only appeared on that show but also continued her long running role of "Drucilla" on The Young and the Restless (1973).
13A professional dancer since the age of 17, Rowell received scholarships to the School of American Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She later went on to dance with the American Ballet Theatre II.
14Rowell, who was a foster child, founded the Rowell Foster Children's Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, which provides ballet classes for foster children.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Ties2018completedMaybelle
Revival!2017post-productionRhoda
You Can't Hurry Love2016TV Movie completedJoyce
Merry Christmas, Baby2016TV Movie completedStephanie
The Rich & the Ruthless2016TV Movie
What Love Will Make You Do2016Sheila Boston
A Baby for Christmas2015TV MovieStephanie
November Rule2015Steve's Mother
Marry Us for Christmas2014TV MovieStephanie
The Fright Night Files2014TV MovieAlexa
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013-2014TV SeriesJudge Delilah Hawkins
I Love You2014/IBarbara Mutch
Marry Me for Christmas2013TV MovieStephanie
Trash or Treasure Sizzle Reel2013Host
Single Ladies2012TV SeriesVeronica
Let's Stay Together2012TV SeriesAnita
Death in the Family2011ShortVicky Turner
Ghost Whisperer2010TV SeriesAdrienne
Of Boys and Men2008Aunt Janay
Polly and Marie2007TV MovieRebecca McCaw
The Young and the Restless1990-2007TV SeriesDrucilla Winters Drucilla Barber Winters Drucilla Barber ...
All of Us2007TV SeriesDeborah Cooper
Home of the Brave2006Penelope Marsh
Noah's Arc2006TV SeriesVonda
Midnight Clear2005/IShortAngela Pressmore
A Perfect Fit2005Sheila
Motives2004VideoDetective Pierce
Black Listed2003VideoPatricia Chambers
Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning2002TV MovieAmanda Bentley-Livingston
Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity2002TV MovieAmanda Bentley-Livingston
Feast of All Saints2001TV MovieJosette Metoyer
Family Law2001TV SeriesMs. Wilkes
Diagnosis Murder1993-2001TV SeriesAmanda Bentley-Livingston / Danielle Slade
A Wake in Providence1999Alissa
Fraternity Boys1999
Secrets1998Short
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
Eve's Bayou1997Stevie Hobbs
Barb Wire1996Cora D
Dr. Hugo1996ShortStevie Hobbs
One Red Rose1995Short
Deadly Games1995TV SeriesCourtney Lake
Dumb & Dumber1994Athletic Beauty
Secret Sins of the Father1994TV MovieYolanda Seeley
Full Eclipse1993TV MovieAnna Dire
The Distinguished Gentleman1992Celia Kirby
Herman's Head1991TV SeriesSusan Bracken
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990TV SeriesMimi Mumford
The Cosby Show1989-1990TV SeriesPaula
As the World Turns1988TV SeriesNella Franklin
Leonard Part 61987Joan Parker

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rich & the Ruthless2016TV Movie
I Love You2014/Ico-writer
Diagnosis Murder2001TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rich & the Ruthless2016TV Movie executive producer
What Love Will Make You Do2016producer
Death in the Family2011Short producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rich & the Ruthless2016TV Movie

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Ballerina's Tale2015DocumentaryHerself
Serial Scoop Now2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Exhale2014TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Actors Entertainment2012TV SeriesHerself
2012 ALMA Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Leslie Taylor Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The BET Honors2010TV SpecialHerself
11-04-08: The Day of Change2009TV MovieHerself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHerself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHerself
The Wonder Kids2008Documentary
Real Life Divas2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2007 Trumpet Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
14th Annual Inner City Destiny Awards2006VideoHerself - Honoree
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Still Dumb After All These Years2006Video documentary shortHerself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The Making of 'Motives'2004Video short documentaryHerself
Soapography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Pyramid2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Profile2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHerself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1998TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Crook & Chase1997TV SeriesHerself
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
CBS Soap Break1995TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Soul Train1995TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest Host
The 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Co-Host
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Daytime Serial
Ebony/Jet Showcase1993TV SeriesHerself
25th NAACP Image Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1993TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Greatest Hits2016TV SeriesHerself
One on One with Jasper Cole2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesMimi Mumford
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesSusan Bracken

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1995Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1994Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1994Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Scene StealerThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLead Actress - Daytime DramaThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2005Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actress - Daytime DramaThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite ReturnThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesDiagnosis Murder (1993)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDiagnosis Murder (1993)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesDiagnosis Murder (1993)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Female StarThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Female Newcomer: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. i watched y&r since 1978 and i liked victoria as an actress but when she tried to sue the network after she left on her own account i kind of thought she was vengeful.

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