Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell

Highest Rated: 70% A Wake in Providence (1999)

Lowest Rated: 8% Leonard Part 6 (1987)

Birthday: May 10, 1959

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

A highly attractive, black actress who spent much of the 1990s doing double duty on CBS--in daytime as Drucilla Barber Winters on "The Young and the Restless" and in primetime as pathologist Dr Amanda Bentley on "Diagnosis Murder." Victoria Rowell was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for during her years (1990-98) on "The Young and the Restless" but is probably recognizable to an entirely different audience as Eddie Murphy's lobbyist love interest in the 1992 feature film "The Distinguished Gentleman." Born in Portland, Maine, she spent much of her youth as a foster child. At age 15, she joined the American Ballet Theatre's junior company but eventually gravitated to acting. A protege of Bill Cosby, Rowell made her film debut in "Leonard, Part VI" (1987) and than several appearances on "The Cosby Show" (NBC). She went on to hone her thespian skills in recurring roles on NYC-based daytime dramas like "One Life to Live" (ABC) and "As the World Turns" (CBS) before heading to L.A. to join "The Young and the Restless." Within three years, Rowell was cast in the primetime series as well, juggling both with motherhood. CBS supported the actress and also tapped her for showcase assignments like hosting "All American Thanksgiving Day Parade" in both 1995 and 1996 and the "Orange Bowl Parade" in 1996. She added TV-movies to her credits, appearing alongside Mario Van Peebles in "Full Eclipse" (HBO, 1993), fighting a force turning cops into werewolves, and played a special prosecutor investigating a murder in the family of a law enforcer in "Secret Sins of the Father" (NBC, 1994). Rowell had one of her most sensuous roles as a woman who feigns illness to lure a philandering doctor to her bedside in "Dr. Hugo," a short directed by Kasi Lemmons, which has often appeared on the Lifetime Channel packaged with other short films directed by women. Rowell also co-starred in the feature film "Dumb and Dumber" (1994) as the athletic beauty to tussles with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and in "Barb Wire" (1996) as a futurist rebel.

Highest rated movies

A Wake in Providence
Dumb & Dumber
Barb Wire
Home of the Brave
The Distinguished Gentleman
Leonard Part 6

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Rich Christmas Director - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twas the Chaos Before Christmas Hazel Mitchell (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacqueline and Jilly Director,
Executive Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith in the Family Catherine (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Water in a Broken Glass Aunt Jo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chandler Christmas Getaway Stephanie (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merry Christmas, Baby! Stephanie (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love Joyce (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You Unknown (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Baby for Christmas Stephanie (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Love Will Make You Do Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry Us for Christmas Stephanie (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fright Night Files Alexa (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry Me for Christmas Stephanie (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 64% Of Boys and Men Aunt Janay (Character) - 2008
22% 46% Home of the Brave Penelope Marsh (Character) $40.8K 2006
No Score Yet 35% A Perfect Fit Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 82% Motives Detective Pierce (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Listed Patricia Chambers (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity Amanda Bentley-Livingston/Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston/Amanda Bentley (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder: Without Warning Dr. Amanda Bentley (Character) - 2002
70% 25% A Wake in Providence Alissa (Character) $402.6K 1999
28% 14% Barb Wire Cora D (Character) $3.6M 1996
67% 84% Dumb & Dumber FBI Special Agent Beth Jordan (Character) $127.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Act Unknown (Character) - 1993
13% 36% The Distinguished Gentleman Celia Kirby (Character) $46.5M 1992
8% 20% Leonard Part 6 Joan Parker (Character) $4.2M 1987

TV

Credit
63% 52% Good Sam Tina Kingsley (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trash vs. Treasure Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Greatest Hits Guest 2016
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Delilah Hawkins (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Restless Drucilla (Character) 1994-1995 2000 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Amanda Bentley Livingston (Character),
Writer
1993-2001
50% No Score Yet Deadly Games Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 54% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacqueline and Jilly Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer