Svelte, alluring, husky-voiced actress of TV and film who made her feature debut as a young girl in "Savage Weekend" (1976), Yancy Butler made her entrance into adult roles as Eve, a superhuman (and b...
Former Witchblade actress Yancy Butler has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing her car in Connecticut.
The 36-year-old, who won a Saturn award for her portrayal of Detective Sara 'Pez' Pezzini on the cult TV show, smashed her Saab 900 vehicle into a wire guardrail in Sharon.
On Tuesday, she was charged with DUI and failing to drive in the established lane. She was released on $500 bond and is scheduled to return to Bantam Superior Court on March 26.
In February, Butler was charged with disorderly conduct following an argument with an ex-boyfriend.
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Moved to Venice Beach, CA at the age of three (date approximate)
Co-starred in the short-lived sci-fi series "Mann & Machine" (NBC)
Starred in the TNT movie "Witchblade" as a homicide cop who finds a magical bracelet; reprised role in the 2001 series of the same name
Had regular role on the CBS drama "Brooklyn South"
TV acting debut in an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"
Feature acting debut (as a child), "Savage Weekend"
Entered a Califoran clinic for rehab for alcohol addiction; "Witchblade" production halted, expected to resume after Butler finishes treatment
Co-starred in the NBC TV series "South Beach"
Feature film debut (as an adult), "Hard Target"
Returned to New York at the age of seven (date approximate)
TV-movie debut, "The Hit List" (Showtime)
Svelte, alluring, husky-voiced actress of TV and film who made her feature debut as a young girl in "Savage Weekend" (1976), Yancy Butler made her entrance into adult roles as Eve, a superhuman (and beautiful) cyborg cop on the short-lived series "Mann & Machine" (NBC, 1992). The attractive ingenue continued in TV with the Dick Wolf series "South Beach" (NBC, 1993), in which she played an attractive con artist forced to work on the side of the law. Butler made her feature debut in John Woo's "Hard Target" (1993), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and followed with "Drop Zone" (1994), portraying a sky-diver opposite Wesley Snipes. Among her other projects, Butler played the female lead in "The Hit List" (Showtime, 1993), alongside Jeff Fahey and James Coburn, and starred in "The Ex" (HBO, 1996) and "Ravager" (Sci-Fi Channel, 1997). She finally landed a series with slightly more staying power, Steven Bocho's "Brooklyn South" (CBS, 1997-98), portraying police officer Anne-Marie Kersey, who saw her fiance fatally shot on the street in the pilot. Butler found greater small screen success starring in the 2000 TNT movie "Witchblade", based on the comic book of the same name. Playing a NYC homicide detective whose life is altered when she discovers the magical titular object, the actress impressed viewers. Indeed, the high ratings for the telepic convinced the network to create a weekly series that debuted in summer 2001 after a high profile marketing campaign.
played with the rock group Lovin' Spoonful; lead singer and drummer for the reuinted Lovin' Spoonful
Sarah Lawrence College
Butler was arrested on January 3, 2003 after she allegedly punched her father and punched and attempted to bite her uncle. Once in custody, Butler allegedly head-butted an officer inviting a third criminal charge.