Yancy Butler

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1970 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. D'Amico (Actor)

Rage of the Yeti 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

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Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

Angie D'Amico (Actor)

Double Cross 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Witness Files 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Witchblade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Ex 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Treat 1997 (Movie)

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Fast Money 1996 (Movie)

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Annie's Garden 1994 (Movie)

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Drop Zone 1994 (Movie)

Jessie Crossman (Actor)

Hard Target 1993 (Movie)

Natasha "Nat" Binder (Actor)

South Beach 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Hit List 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Mann & Machine 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Savage Weekend 1975 (Movie)

Little Girl (Actor)

Basilisk: The Serpent King (TV Show)

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Lake Placid 3 (TV Show)

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Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda (TV Show)

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Let It Be Me (TV Show)

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Ravager (TV Show)

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Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery (TV Show)

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Witchblade (TV Show)

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Wolvesbayne (TV Show)

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Biography

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.

Relationships

Joe Butler

Father
played with the rock group Lovin' Spoonful lead singer and drummer for the reuinted Lovin' Spoonful

Leslie Butler

Mother

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York

HB Studios

New York , New York
began taking acting classes at age 13

Milestones

2002

Entered a Califoran clinic for rehab for alcohol addiction; "Witchblade" production halted, expected to resume after Butler finishes treatment

2000

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

1997

Had regular role on the CBS drama "Brooklyn South"

1993

TV-movie debut, "The Hit List" (Showtime)

1993

Co-starred in the NBC TV series "South Beach"

1993

Feature film debut (as an adult), "Hard Target"

1992

Co-starred in the short-lived sci-fi series "Mann & Machine" (NBC)

1991

TV acting debut in an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"

1977

Returned to New York at the age of seven (date approximate)

1976

Feature acting debut (as a child), "Savage Weekend"

1973

Moved to Venice Beach, CA at the age of three (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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