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Yancy Butler

It's not unusual that Yancy Butler chose to be an actor. Born in New York City, Butler is third generation showbiz. Her father, Joe Butler, is the lead singer and drummer for the reunited Lovin' Spoonful; her mother, Leslie, was a company manager for Broadway shows, and her grandparents were also involved in various aspects of the theater. At the age of 13, Butler began studying at the prestigious HB Studios in New York, and continued to do so until entering Sarah Lawrence College.

Upon graduation, and with a dozen stage credits on her resume, she subsequently landed a guest star role in the drama Law & Order, which directly lead to her auditioning for and landing the lead role in the series Mann & Machine. Following this, she appeared as a regular in the Miami Beach-based series South Beach.

Butler later segued into feature films as the female lead opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Hard Target, and next took on the role, originally written for a man, opposite Wesley Snipes in the skydiving adventure Drop Zone. Other film credits include The Ex and, most recently, the independent feature film The Treat.

Butler currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birth date is July 2.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Yancy Butler Facts

BirthdayJuly 2, 1970 (53)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Yancy Butler compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Drop Zone
Kick-Ass 2
Van Damme 5-Movie Action Pack
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter
Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda
Hard Target
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