Award-winning actor, dancer, and singer, Valarie Pettiford is known for her onstage role in Fosse on Broadway and Big Dee Dee Thorne, and Half & Half. Furthermore, she is honored with Backstage Bistro Award for her cabaret debut at the Metropolitan Room and won an NAACP Theatre Award for her lead role in The Wild Party.
Early Life And Education Of Valarie Pettiford
Valarie Pettiford was born on July 8, 1960, in Queens, NY, the USA under the birth sign Cancer. She has a sister, Atonia Pettiford. She was born to mother Blanch Pettiford and father Ralph Pettiford.
She went to the High School of Performing Arts in 1978. During her time in high school, she performed in American musical adventure fantasy film, The Wiz 1998.
Valarie Pettiford's Career
Pettiford started her professional career as a dancer and choreographer in Bob Fosse productions on Broadway. In 1984, she appeared in American crime-drama film, The Cotton Club as a dancer.
Further, she made her television debut in an American crime drama television series, The Equalizer as Jackie. Also, she was the part of the longest-stint in several TV series including, Another World (1988-1990), One Life to Live (1990-1994), Half & Half (2002-2006), and The Blacklist (2015-2016), among others.
Besides, she is also involved in singing. In 2005, Pettiford released a Jazz album titled Hear My Soul. As of 2019, Pettiford plays Rhonda Sales in an American drama television series, Being Mary Jane, alongside Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Cardi B, Omari Hardwick, and many others.
Valarie Pettiford’s Net Worth
The talented actor, dancer, and singer, Valarie Pettiford has made a good fortune from her outstanding career. Considering her success, we can a s sume her net worth to be in six-figures, however, the actual amount is not made public yet.
Moreover, it is reported the American actors earn around $50,249 per year. Also, their salary generally ranges from $19,000 to $220,000.
Valarie Pettiford’s Personal Life
Valarie Pettiford is in a married relationship with Tony Radar since 1993. Her husband, Tony is an American retired professional baseball player who played as a pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies.
Their marriage ceremony was held at the Little Church of the West at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The couple doesn’t have any children yet. In an interview with broadwayworld.com, she revealed that she was thinking of having children in August 2012.
In the past, there was rumored Pettiford hooked up with Brian White in February 2007, but later she denied the rumor.
Valarie Pettiford’s Body Measurements
- Height: Pettiford is 5 feet 7 inch or 175 cm tall.
- Weight: As of 2019, she weighs 54 kg or 119 pounds.
- Hair color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
by ab-mahima, 21 Feb, 2019