Basic Information About Victoria Rowell
|Celebrities › Actors
|Actor, Dancer, Presenter, Model, Dance Instructor, Writer
|Date of birth
|1959-05-10 (64 years old)
|Place of birth
|United States of America
|5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
|↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb
What Movie Awards did Victoria Rowell win?
Victoria Rowell awards
|Movie / Series Name
|Image Award - Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
|The Young and the Restless
|Image Award - Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
|Image Award - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
|Image Award - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Victoria Rowell roles
|Movie / Series
|Dumb and Dumber
|The Cosby Show
|Paula 2 episodes, 1989-1990
|Adrienne 1 episode, 2010
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
|Trial Judge Delilah Hawkins 2 episodes, 2013-2014
|The Young and the Restless
|Drucilla Barber Winters / ... 725 episodes, 1990-2020
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
|Mimi Mumford 1 episode, 1990-1995
|Self 1 episode, 2019
|Susan Bracken 2 episodes, 1991-1993
|The Oprah Winfrey Show
|Self 1 episode, 1991
|The Maury Povich Show
|Self / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1998
|Ms. Wilkes 1 episode, 2001
Victoria Rowell's Quotes
- As you know, I've had more than 14 years of daytime drama experience beyond The Young and the Restless, but that is the most iconic role that I played in daytime, as Drucilla Winters. I very quickly saw the disparity for African-Americans not only in front but behind the camera and was very active in diversity in the genre of daytime drama television.
- I was introduced to her [Myrna Colley-Lee's] literacy organization many years ago and was invited to Mississippi. I had the great honor of collaborating. I was invited to the local high school, and I spoke and I was taken to the SonEdna art center. I'm also involved in literacy. The high incidence of illiteracy in the South and teen pregnancy, I absolutely wanted to make Mississippi a part of the story. Besides that, the historical civil rights aspects of Mississippi. To me, it all matters. It all collides. It all has to matter. In my opinion, to live a full, bountiful, abundant and give-back life, you have to know the history. You've got to look back to move forward.
- Being Emmy-nominated is hugely a part of my story and my imprint as an actress. I've worked in Hollywood over 25 years with the likes of Sam Jackson to Eddie Murphy to Will Smith. I've worked with Mario Van Peebles. I've worked with Forest Whitaker, Dick Van Dyke, Jim Carrey, lots of incredible actors, black and white. Roc Dutton, Robert Townsend and, of course, Shemar Moore. Today, my highest achievement is being owner, creator, executive producer, director and co-writer and actor of ... and in The Rich and the Ruthless.
Victoria Rowell: The Career and Life of an Award-Winning Actress
Victoria Rowell is a renowned American actress, writer, producer, and dancer who has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. She was born in Portland, Maine, in May 1959 and grew up in foster care. Despite the challenges, she pursued her passions wholeheartedly, becoming an accomplished actress and author.
Net Worth Details
Victoria Rowell’s net worth is currently estimated to be $2 million. Her impressive career in acting and her entrepreneurial ventures have contributed significantly to her net worth. Her achievements include several awards and accolades for her outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry.
Early Life and Education
Victoria Rowell was born into foster care and was raised by Agatha C. Rowell and her husband, a lathe operator. Victoria was inspired to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress at a young age. To pay for her education, she worked as a model and a ballet dancer while pursuing her acting career.
Victoria Rowell’s acting debut in the movie Leonard Part 6 in 1987 marked the beginning of her acting career. She later starred in Diagnosis Murder as Amanda Bentley-Livingston for 11 years from 1993 to 2002.
Rowell gained fame by portraying Drucilla on The Young and the Restless from 199 until 2007. She earned 11 NAACP Image Awards for her performances portraying this character and won a Soap Opera Digest Award.
In addition to her work on these popular TV shows, Victoria Rowell acted in several movies that showcases her acting prowess. These films include Eve’s Bayou, Distinguished Gentleman, Black Listed, A Perfect Fit, and Home of the Brave, to name a few. She has also made appearances on popular TV series such as The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, As the World Turns, Single Ladies, and Ghost Whisperer.
Outside of acting, Victoria Rowell is well-known for her entrepreneurial ventures. She became an author with the release of her first book, The Women Who Raised Me, in 2007. The book is a memoir of her experiences as a foster child and the challenges she faced while growing up. She penned two additional memoirs: Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva in 201, The Young and the Ruthless in 2012.
Victoria Rowell is also a founder of the Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan. She established the program to provide support and mentorship for foster children with aspirations in artistic endeavors. She created the program because she had observed how the foster care system might stymy children’s aspirations in the arts, and she saw the urgent need to provide support to foster kids pursuing artistic experiences.
Awards and Nominations
Victoria Rowell has won 11 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in Drucilla in The Young and The Restless and one Soap Opera Digest Award. Additionally, Rowell was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards due to her work as Drucilla.
Victoria Rowell challenged the system by becoming successful in an industry that may seem inaccessible to some. To top it all off, aside from her books and success on TV shows and movies and awards that followed all of them, she founded a positive plan for foster children which became one of her acclaimed legacy.
But more than that, Victoria Rowell inspires countless artists, foster children, and aspiring actors by becoming living proof that hard work, resilience, and boundless passion will always pay off in big ways.
The entertainment industry has benefited immensely from Victoria Rowell. Her performances in TV shows and movies, her role in founding one of the prestigious Foster Plan’s initiatives, and her books’ compelling content about her struggles have earned her a place in the industry’s echelons.
As our world continues praising celebrities for their money, we ought to ackonwledge the hard work behind their achievement. Victoria Rowell fought her way to the top with passion and resilience. We are grateful that she expresses her blinding talent that challenges what limitations exist within the acting and writing industries and beyond.
Interesting Facts about Victoria Rowell
- Rowell, who was a foster child, founded the Rowell Foster Children's Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, which provides ballet classes for foster children.
- A 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.
- During 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).
- Is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
- Rowell 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.
- Best-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).
- Her acting mentor is Dick Van Dyke.
- Release of her book, "The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir". 
- Has signed a new contract with The Young and the Restless (1973). [September 2005]
- Gave birth to her 1st child, a daughter Maya Fahey, with her now ex-1st husband, Tom Fahey. 
- Was in a relationship with Wynton Marsalis from 1990 to 1997. They have a son together.
- Gave 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.
- Her 2nd husband of 4 years Radcliffe Bailey filed for divorce from her. [January 2014]
- Her 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.
- As an actress, she was highly influenced by Dick Van Dyke.
- Credits Dick Van Dyke as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
- As a two-year-old girl, she was a huge fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), that starred Dick Van Dyke. Several years when that show went off the air, she auditioned for and won the role of Van Dyke's medical partner/pathologist on Diagnosis Murder (1993), replacing Cynthia Gibb in the role, in the television series.
- Actor/singer/comedian and former game show host Dick Van Dyke took her under his wing, when she was 34.
- Rowell attended the wedding of her acting mentor's Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver's in 2012.
References & Fact Checks ✅
- 1/ Filename: maj-gen-nadja-west-honored-by-essence-81D973uG.jpg
- Checked: ✅ Yes (2023-07-02 20:17:03)
- Source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maj._Gen._Nadja_West_Honored_by_Essence.jpg
- Original Source: Maj. Gen. Nadja West Honored by Essence
- Author: Army Medicine
- Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
- Date taken: 3 February 2012, 22:01