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Victoria Lynn Rowell was born on 10 May 1959, in Portland, Maine USA, to mother Dorothy Rowell of English descent, and father whose last name was Wilson, of African-American descent. She is an actress, writer, producer, activist and dancer, probably best known for her role as Drucilla Winters in the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” and as Dr. Amanda Bentley in the medical crime drama “Diagnosis: Murder”.

So just how rich is Victoria Rowell? The soap opera star has earned a net worth of over $2 million, according to sources in mid-2016. Her wealth has largely been acquired through her career in the entertainment industry.

Victoria Rowell Net Worth $2 Million

Rowell was raised in a foster family by Robert and Agatha Armstead via child services, as her mother was schizophrenic. She excelled in ballet during her early childhood and received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to the Cambridge School of Ballet in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Upon matriculating from Shaw Preparatory School in Boston in 1979, she started dancing professionally with the American Ballet Theatre II, and the Julliard School of Music Dance Extension program. She later took guest artist teaching posts in New England and went on to dance at the Ballet Hispánico of New York and the Twyla Tharp Workshop. During the early ’80s she turned to modeling, appearing in various runways and catalogs.

Rowell began her acting career in 1987 in the comedy film “Leonard Part 6” and then took a recurring role as Paula in “The Cosby Show”. She went on to take another recurring role as Nella Franklin in the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns” in 1988. The following year saw Rowell as ballet dancer Drucilla Barber in the hit soap opera “The Young and the Restless”. She won rave revues for her performance, being nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards and winning 11 NAACP Image Awards, all of which helped considerably to boost her net worth. In 2007 she left the series, calling its team racist due to them not taking more African-Americans to their cast and crew.

In the meantime, Rowell took part in another CBS series “Diagnosis: Murder”, running from 1992 to 2001. Her portrayal of Dr. Amanda Bentley enjoyed an astonishing popularity and significantly added to her wealth.

During this period, Rowell also appeared in numerous feature films, such as the Eddie Murphy romantic comedy “The Distinguished Gentleman”, crime film “Full Eclipse”, comedy “Dumb and Dumber”, action “Barb Wire” and drama “Eve’s Bayou”. She went on to appear in various small films during the 2000s and in some she also served as a producer. She took the leading role in the 2006 movie “The Home of the Brave”, playing the wife of Samuel L. Jackson’s character. She also appeared in a number of series, such as the 2011 “Single Ladies”and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” among other.

Aside from her acting career, Rowell has released three books, the 2008 memoirs “The Woman Who Raised Me: A Memoir”, the 2010 “The Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: A Novel” and the 2013 “The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles”. She was also a co-author of Paul Tukey’s 2012 book “Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games” – all added somewhat to her net worth.

Speaking about her personal life, Rowell married Tom Fahey in 1989, but they divorced the following year but having a daughter together. She then began a relationship with musician Wynton Marsalis with whom she has a son. After that relationship came to an end, Rowell married Radcliffe Bailey in 2009, however, in 2014 Bailey filed for divorce.

Rowell has been active in advocacy work aimed at helping children in the foster-care system through her organization “Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan” which she founded in 1990. In recognition for her support of foster children the University of South Maine awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, and she later received the Gift of Adoption Celebration of Adoption Award. She is also a chairperson of Foster Youth Connection in LA, agitates in Washington for the Welfare League of America and is involved in United Way, the Departments of Social Services in several states as well as in the Women’s Physical Abuse Center in Bermuda.

In 2015 Rowell filed a lawsuit against CBS, Sony Pictures Television and “The Young and the Restless” cast and crew for racist behavior, claiming that she hasn’t been given a chance to return to the series because she has been outspoken about the lack of African-Americans’ involvement in the series. Her website dru4diversity deals with the details on her fight for re-employment in the series.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 10, 1959
Birth place: Portland, Maine, U.S.
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Profession:Actress, Writer, Producer, Dancer
Education:Cambridge School of Ballet in Cambridge, Massachusetts, American Ballet Theater II, Juilliard School of Music Dance Extension program
Nationality:American
Spouse:Radcliffe Bailey
Awards:NAACP Image Awards
Nominations:Daytime Emmy Awards
Movies:"Leonard Part 6" (1987), "As the World Turns" (1988), "The Young and the Restless" (1990), "Dumb and Dumber" (1994), "Home of the Brave" (2006)
TV shows:"The Cosby Show", As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless (1992-2001), Diagnosis: Murder (1997), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013-2014), "Single Ladies"
Books:"The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir" (2008), "Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva: A Novel" (2010), "The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles" (2013)
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Interesting Facts

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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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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)


Filmography

Actress

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

Writer

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

Producer

Producer

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

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rich & the Ruthless2016TV Movie

Self

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

Archive Footage

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

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