It sure didn’t come as a surprise that this gorgeous lady found interest in the entertainment industry having been born into family that had always had something to do with the theater – a trend that could be traced to as far as her grandparents. Yancy Butler is a seasoned American actress who has been in lots of movies and series since she started at a very early age; she is still waxing strong in the industry.
Every career can be demanding a times and the movie industry – Hollywood – is no exception, as to most, it is the most demanding of them all. But despite the challenges that comes with being in the entertainment business, Yancy Butler has withered her storms, thereby acheving success in the industry – landing roles in blockbuster movies and TV projects and getting recognized for going what she does best, not fporgetting getting the love and admiration of her teeming fans. What more could she ask for?
Yancy Butler’s Bio, Age
Yancy Victoria Butler was born on July 2, 1970, in Greenwich Village, Manhattan; her parents are Joe Butler and Leslie Vega. In 1985, she attended the prominent HB Studios in New York, after which she learnt dancing and ballet. In 1991, she got her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
She made her film debut as a child actress back in 1979, when she played the role of a little girl in the film Savage Weekend. After leaving college, she scored a role in Law and Order and her outstanding performance made Dick Wolf, the creator/producer of the series offer her the lead role in his then upcoming work Mann and Machine in 1992. But sadly after, the series was canceled after nine episodes despite the fact it had an impressive number of followers. In 1993, she played the role of Natasha Binder, a damsel in distress in the movie Hard Target. Her character in South Beach (1993) was that of a thief and con artist. Her other films in the ’90s include The Hit List (1993), Drop Zone (1994), Let It Be (1995), Ravager (1997), The Ex (1997), and so many others.
In the year 2000, she earned a great deal of recognition when she played the role of Detective Sara Pezzini in an action super-hero film Witchblade. The series was cancelled after the second season, with a total of 23 episodes. The series was such a hit, and her performance was incredible as it earned her a Saturn Award for Best Actress in a TV Series in the year 2002. Her other movies and series are: Wolvesbayne (2008), Kick Ass (2010) where she played the character of Angie D’Amico, Lake Placid (2010), Shark Week (2012), and so many others.
The Witchblade actress has been in the show business for a while now and has featured in lots of great movies, even playing the lead role in some of them, and so it wouldn’t come as a surprise that she has made quite a fortune for herself. Yancy Butler, who stepped onto the Hollywood movie scene with a role in Hard Target alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme has garnered an amount in net worth estimated to be $1.8 million. And we believe the amount will certianly increase as she is still active in the industry.
Family – Parents
Yancy Butler comes from a family that has always had something to do with the show business, starting from her grandparents who had one or two things to do with the theatre, down to her parents.
Her parents, Joe Butler and Leslie Vega are also in the entertainment business, with her mother being a manager of a theater company. Her father, Joe Butler, was born in Long Island, New York, on September 16, 1941. He is a member and one of the founders of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a pop rock band where he functions as the drummer and lead singer of the band, and sometomes plays the guitar. His marriage to Yancy’s mother, Vega ended in a divorce and he is currently married to Kim Amblondi.
Other Facts About Yancy Butler
Yancy had drinking issues which some people believe was the reason for the cancelation of Witchblade, as she, bieng the lead actress had to be checked into rehab to deal with her drinking problem.
In 2002, she was ranked 61 out of 102 sexiest women in the world by Stuff Magazine.
Her sun sign is Cancer, and she weighs 55.8 kg with a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Her trademark can be said to be her intense green eyes and husky voice.
She was once in a relationship with Jeff Fahey, but she is currently single as they are no longer together.