Yancy Butler Biography

Yancy Butler is an actress best known for her role in the drama series ‘Witchblade.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: July 2, 1970

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 49 Years, 49 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Yancy Victoria Butler

Born in: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females


father: Joe Butler

mother: Leslie Vega

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Sarah Lawrence College

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Yancy Butler is an American actress best known for playing the role of Detective Sara Pezzini in the supernatural drama series ‘Witchblade’ as well as of Ava Jenkins in the series ‘As the World Turns’. She has also done a number of films, such as ‘Hard Target’, ‘Drop Zone’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘The Ex’, ‘Ravager’ and ‘Kick-Ass’. Butler has contributed to numerous television movies including ‘Basilisk: The Serpent King’, ‘Wolvesbayne’, ‘Lake Placid 3’, ‘Rage of the Yeti’ and ‘Lake Placid vs. Anaconda’. Coming to her awards and honors, the actress is the winner of a Saturn Award under the category ‘Best Actress in a Television Series’ for her performance in ‘Witchblade.’ She was once ranked at No.61 in Stuff magazine's list of ‘102 Sexiest Women in The World’. Butler, who is referred as “YB” by her fans, has a considerable fan following all across the country.

  • Yancy Butler first appeared in the 1979 flick ‘Savage Weekend’ as a little girl. Her debut television appearance was in the1992 drama series ‘Mann & Machine’. After this, she appeared in seven episodes of ‘South Beach’. In 1994, the actress did the film ‘Drop Zone’. A year later, she played Corinne in the movie ‘Let It Be Me’. Then she had roles in the movies ‘Ravager’ and ‘The Ex’ in 1997. That year, Butler also began playing the role of Officer Anne-Marie Kersey in the drama series ‘Brooklyn South’.
  • In 2001 and 2002, she appeared as detective Sara Pezzini in the series ‘Witchblade’. She then joined the cast of the series ‘As the World Turns’. In the year 2010, the American beauty got featured in the flick ‘Kick-Ass’. The following year, she appeared in an episode of ‘The Mentalist’.
  • After this, she was cast in the TV film ‘Lake Placid: The Final Chapter’. Butler then did the movies ‘Hansel & Gretel Get Baked’ and ‘Kick-Ass 2’ in 2013. Two years later, she appeared in the television movie ‘Lake Placid vs. Anaconda’. She then did the TV flick ‘Boyfriend Killer’ and direct-to-video ‘Death Race 2050’ in 2017.
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Controversies & Scandals
  • In November 2003, Yancy Butler was taken into custody for disorderly intoxication and was sentenced to a substance-abuse treatment program. In March 2007, she was arrested for driving under the influence and for crashing her car in a wire-guard rail. However, the actress was released on a $500 bail later on.
Personal Life
  • Yancy Butler was born as Yancy Victoria Butler on July 2, 1970 in Manhattan, New York, USA to Joe Butler, a vocalist and drummer, and Leslie Vega, a theatre company manager. She learnt ballet and dance at the prominent Joffrey and Ailey schools. She then studied at Sarah Lawrence College and received her bachelor's degree in liberal arts from there in 1991. Coming to the actress’ love and dating life, Butler had a boyfriend in the past. Currently, she is supposedly single.


People's Choice Awards
1998 Favorite Television New Dramatic Series Winner

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- January 22, 2018
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