Victoria Rowell is an American actress. She began her career as a ballet dancer and model before making her acting debut in the 1987 comedy film Leonard Part 6. In 1990, she 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. In 2007, she departed from the show. Rowell is also well known for her role as Dr. Amanda Bentley in the CBS medical crime drama Diagnosis: Murder. Victoria is an 11-time NAACP Image Awards winner (for The Young and the Restless).
Victoria Lynn Rowell
Actress, Producer, Writer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Victoria Rowell was born on the 10th of May 1959, in Portland, Maine, United States.
She’s currently 63 years old.
She has English and Jamaican ancestry.
Victoria attended American Ballet Theater II and the Juilliard School of Music Dance Extension.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Dorothy Rowell
- Siblings – Sheree Rowell (Sister), Lori Rowell (Sister)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Victoria Rowell has dated –
- Tom Fahey (1989–1990) – In 1989, Rowell’s first marriage was to Tom Fahey. They had a daughter, Maya, and divorced the following year.
- Wynton Marsalis – Victoria had a long-term relationship with musician Wynton Marsalis, and they had a son, Jasper.
- Radcliffe Bailey (2008 – 2014) – 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.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.70 m
- In Kilograms – 61 kg
- In Pounds – 134 lbs
- Measurements – 34-25-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 34D
She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 6 (US).
Rowell became known after appearing as a teenage actress in the 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 is also well known for her role as Dr. Amanda Bentley in the CBS medical crime drama Diagnosis: Murder (1993–2001). She is an 11-time NAACP Image Awards winner (for The Young and the Restless).
In 1987, Victoria Rowell had her first film onscreen role in the movie Leonard Part 6 as Joan Parker.
In 1988, Rowell landed her first role in television by appearing as Nella Franklin in the series, As the World Turns.
Victoria Rowell Net worth
Victoria Rowell has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2023.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – victoriarowell
Some Lesser Known Facts About Victoria Rowell
- Victoria’s biological mother, Dorothy Rowell, was of English descent and a Mayflower descendant, and her birth father, whose surname was Wilson, was of Jamaican descent. Rowell knew very little about her father.
- When she was 16 days old, Rowell, along with her two sisters, Sheree and Lori, were surrendered to child services.
- She became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, an African-American Greek-lettered sorority. After dancing with the American Ballet Theater II and the Juilliard School of Music Dance Extension program with Antony Tudor, Rowell accepted guest-artist teaching posts in New England.
- In 1980s, Rowell became an in-demand runway and catalog model.
- In 1987, Rowell made her film debut comedy film Leonard Part 6 opposite Bill Cosby and later had a recurring role on The Cosby Show, In 1988, she also had the recurring role of Nella Franklin on the CBS daytime soap opera, As the World Turns.
- In 1990, Rowell founded the “Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan,” which gives emotional support and financial aid to foster children, especially to those who aspire to become actors and dancers – the road Rowell took.
- In 1997 she appeared in the critically acclaimed drama film, Eve’s Bayou.
- In 2009, Rowell signed a six-figure deal with Atria Books for a book about the world of daytime TV.
- She later released Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: A Novel (2010). The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles (2013).
- In March 2012, Rowell’s book, Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games, co-authored with environmental activist Paul Tukey, was released.