• Yancy Butler is an American actress known for her roles in “Hard Target”, “Drop Zone”, and “Witchblade”
• She was born in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, NY, and attended Sarah Lawrence College
• Her net worth is estimated to be close to $2 million
• She is currently single, but has had a previous relationship with Jeff Fahey
• Butler has had a string of public altercations, including arrests for disorderly intoxication and driving under the influence.

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MarkHer unmistakable husky voice and big intense eyes
FactIn November 2003, she was ordered to enter a substance-abuse treatment program following her arrest for disorderly conduct after being found intoxicated and wandering in and out of traffic.

Who is Yancy Butler?

Yancy Victoria Butler, born on the 2nd of July 1970, and is an American actress who became known through her roles in the films “Hard Target” and “Drop Zone.” She also became famous from her appearances in the fantasy series “Witchblade.”

Yancy Butler’s Early Life

Butler was born in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City, into a long line of performers, including her mother, Leslie Vega being a theatre company manager, and her father, Joe Butler a drummer and vocalist for the ‘60s rock group The Lovin’ Spoonful. Butler attended the prestigious HB Studios in New York when she was 13, and also dance and ballet classes at Joffrey and Ailey schools. She subsequently enrolled into Sarah Lawrence College, from where she graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts.

Yancy Butler’s Career

Butler made a small appearance in the movie “Savage Weekend” in 1979 when she was a young girl, but her career really began in the ‘90s; her first major role came in 1992, when she appeared in the television series “Mann & Machine,” playing an android police officer working alongside a human detective. In 1993 Butler starred in her second movie, this time as an adult in the film “Hard Target”, and followed it with the movies “Drop Zone” and “Let It Be Me.” Her early years as an actress certainly helped establish her career as well as her net worth.

After appearing in a string of films, Butler went back to the small screen, and joined the cast of the CBS series “Brooklyn South” from 1997 to 1998, then a new series entitled “Witchblade” in 2000. Despite only running for two seasons, the Turner Network Television series became a huge hit and had a cult following, with Yancy starring as Sara Pezzini, an NYPD homicide detective whose life is changed when she encountered the witchblade. The success of the show, albeit short, helped catapult her career to new heights, and increase her wealth considerably. In this decade Butler has continued to appear in various movies, including “Kick-Ass”, “Shark Week”, and “Kick-Ass 2”. Today, she is still actively working as an actress, with the films “Death Race 2050” and “Boyfriend Killer” as some of her most recent works, plus the TV film “Boyfriend Killer” in 2017.

Yancy Butler’s Body Measurement

In terms of her body measurement, Butler is 5ft. 7ins. (1.70 m.) tall and weighs approximately 123 lbs. (56kgs). Her vital statistics are 35-24-34, and she also has dark brown hair and green eyes.

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Yancy Butler’s Net Worth

As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Butler’s net worth is reported to be close to $2 million, acquire from her years working as an actress in both film and on television.

Yancy Butler’s Personal Life

In terms of her personal life, Butler is currently single. There are no reports of her dating life, and prefers to keep that part of her life private. In the past she was reported to be dating Jeff Fahey.

Yancy Butler’s Controversial Life

Despite having a successful career, Butler also had a troubled personal life. In 2003, a few months after the cancellation of “Witchbalde”, she was taken in to custody in Delray Beach, Florida for disorderly intoxication, and was sentenced to a substance-abuse treatment program.

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In 2007, Butler once again had a public altercation, and was charged with driving under the influence after she crashed her car. Recently, she was once again arrested after she was found passed-out behind the wheel of a vehicle.


#Marks / Signs
1Her unmistakable husky voice and big intense eyes


1[when asked what roles she thought her fans most associated her with] Very action-oriented characters, which is not something that I sought out at all. Those roles just kind of graciously fell in my lap, which I'll ride for as long as I can. Keep kicking and blading people and stuff. But I think of films like Drop Zone with Wesley Snipes and films like Hard Target with Jean Claude Van Damme. I think that those are the kind of things that people are more familiar with. Sara Pezzini is different from those characters, however. I feel for her. A lot of stuff is going on. She's having a bit of a meltdown. I think it's wonderful that Ralph Hemecker is able to write and really construct a character like a jigsaw puzzle. She's not all hard and male-hating and not 'I'll annihilate anything that says good morning to me'. She is not just angry and bitter or somebody that's just fluffed up, we very much could've gone in that direction. So I'm liking this character more. I think it's an extension of everything that I've of worked for.
2[when asked if she likes being a TV star] Chubby Checker just asked for my autograph. That, and being a Jeopardy question, just made my entire career! I was worth $400.
3[When asked if she got any feedback from the comic book fans on her role in Witchblade] We have gotten great feedback from the comic book fans. We did that whole comic book tour circuit last summer, and the fans couldn't have been happier. There was definitely some pressure there because, unlike a lot of other comic book characters, my character had never had a voice. The first day you should have seen me. I was so nervous because these people had been living with this character for years, and I had to give Sara her first voice.
4[on shooting Witchblade with a injury] It was hard, but my attitude is, you're paying me, I'm yours. I'll go till I drop.


1Ranked #61 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
2In November 2003, she was ordered to enter a substance-abuse treatment program following her arrest for disorderly conduct after being found intoxicated and wandering in and out of traffic.
3Took over a year off acting after the cancellation of Witchblade (2001) in 2002 to regain her health. She returned in late 2003, having filmed an independent movie and a guest appearance on The Lyon's Den (2003).
4Daughter of Joe Butler, drummer for The Lovin' Spoonful.




The Ex1996Deidre Kenyon
Fast Money1996Francesca Marsh
Let It Be Me1995Corinne
Drop Zone1994Jessie Crossman
Hard Target1993Natasha 'Nat' Binder
South Beach1993TV SeriesKate Patrick
The Hit List1993Jordan Henning
Mann & Machine1992TV SeriesSgt. Eve Edison
Grapevine1992TV SeriesKaren
Law & Order1991TV SeriesBeverly Kern
Savage Weekend1979Little Girl (as Yancy Victoria Butler)
Legacy2017/Ipost-productionLaura Consolo
Witness Protection2017TV Movie post-productionSusan
Mee and McGeepre-productionMee's Mother
Chasing the Star2017Salome
Blue Lives Matter2017Dr. Penelope Lang
Death Race 20502017Alexis Hamilton
Boyfriend Killer2017TV MovieCarrie Ellington
Zer0-Tolerance2017Hannah Sag
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda2015TV MovieReba
Kick-Ass 22013Mrs. D'Amico
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked2013Officer Hart
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter2012TV MovieReba
Shark Week2012Elena
Rage of the Yeti2011TV MovieVillers
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesAunt Jodie
Lake Placid 32010TV MovieReba
Kick-Ass2010Angie D'Amico
Wolvesbayne2009TV MovieLilith
Vote and Die: Liszt for President2008Ann Barklely
As the World Turns2007TV SeriesAva Jenkins / Ava
Striking Range2006Emily Johanson
Basilisk: The Serpent King2006TV MovieHannah
Double Cross2006TV MovieKathy Swanson
The Last Letter2004Ms. Toney / Alicia Cromwell
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesSandra Previn
Witchblade2001-2002TV SeriesDet. Sara 'Pez' Pezzini / Aras
Doomsday Man2000Kate
Thin Air2000TV MovieLisa St. Claire
Witchblade2000TV MovieDet. Sara "Pez" Pezzini
The Wonderful World of Disney2000TV SeriesVeronica Hulka
Third Watch2000TV SeriesTreva
The Witness Files1999Sandy Dickinson
The Wild Thornberrys1998TV SeriesTourist #3
The Treat1998Wendy
Brooklyn South1997-1998TV SeriesOff. Anne-Marie Kersey Det. Anne-Marie Kersey
Annie's Garden1997Lisa Miller
Ravager1997Avedon Hammond
Perversions of Science1997TV SeriesLisa Gerou
NYPD Blue1997TV SeriesLucinda 'Lucy' Hastings


Serial Scoop Now2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Close Calls2011TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
The Making of 'Hard Target'1993TV Movie documentaryNatasha Binder


Won Awards

2016ArtemisArtemis Women in Action Film FestivalArtemis Action Powerhouse
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesWitchblade (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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