Yancy Butler Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Nov, 2018
Facts of Yancy Butler
Date of Birth: 1970 , July-2
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Yancy Butler
Birth Name Yancy Victoria Butler
Father Joe Butler
Mother Leslie Vega
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Manhattan, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1.8 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 35B-24-34
Breast Size 35
Waist size 24
Hip Size 34
Shoe Size 8.5
Weight in KG 56
Famous for Roles in Hard Target and TNT drama series, Witchblade
Affair with Jeff Fahey (past)
Girlfriend Single
Married Unmarried
Children N/A
Education Sarah Lawrence College
Awards Saturn Awards
Online Presence Twitter
Movies Hard Target, Drop Zone, Lake Placid 3
TV Show South Beach and Brooklyn South
Sisters N/A
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Saturn Awards winning actress, Yancy Butler is an actress popularly known for her roles in Hard Target and TNT drama series, Witchblade. Butler made her Hollywood debut at the very early age of seven from the movie, Savage Weekend.

Yancy Butler is currently single after the break up with her former boyfriend. She was charged with several allegations.

Early Life And Education Of Yancy Butler

Yancy Butler was born Yancy Victoria Butler on 2nd July 1970 in Manhattan, New York under the birth sign Cancer.

Butler is American as per her nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is White. She is the daughter of Leslie Vega (a theater company manager) and Joe Butler (a drummer and vocalist of The Lovin’ Spoonful, 1960s rock group). His father was a friend with JohnLennonand Yoko Ono.

Butler studied at New York’s prominent HB Studios in 1985. She learned to dance and ballet from Joffrey and Ailey School. In 1991, she earned Bachelor’s degree in Liberal art from Sarah Lawrence College. She was also honored with a Griggs Scholar.

Yancy Butler's Career

Yancy Butler made her Hollywood debut at the age of seven. She played in the movie, Savage Weekend in 1979. She then appeared in the TV series, Man & Machine in 1992. she portrayed an android police officer partnered with a human detective/

In 1993, Butler appeared in Hard Target, which came out as her breakthrough movie. She shared the screen with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Arnold Vosloo, and Kasi Lemmons, among others. 

Butler appeared in various movies like Let It Be Me, The Ex, Ravager, Kiss-Ass, Hansel &Gretel Get Baked, and Kick-Ass 2. She worked in many TV series including Witchblade, Lake Placid 3, and The Mentalist. 

Butler's popular movies and TV series include:

Movies and Series Cast Members

Drop Zone (1994)

Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Michael Jeter, Corin Nemec, and Claire Stanfield among others.

Witchblade (2001)

David Chokachi, Will Yun Lee, Eric Etebari, John Hensley and Anthony Cistaro among others.

In 2017, Butler worked in the movie, Death Race 2050 by G. J. Echternkamp. She portrayed Alexis Hamilton in the movie. The following year, she played Carrie Ellington in the TV film, Boyfriend Killer.

Yancy Butler's Net Worth And Salary

Yancy Butler's estimated net worth is $1.8 million as per some online sources. She has earned a decent amount of salary from her acting career.

She has appeared in the movies and TV shows including Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, Rage of the Yeti, As the World Turns, Witchblade, South Beach, Kick-Ass 2, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, Striking Range, The Last Letter, The Ex, Ravager, Let It Be Me, and Drop Zone.

Here are the movies of her that made a good collection at the box office. 

  • Hard Target (1993) = $74.2 million.
  • Kick-Ass (2010) = $96.2 million.
  • Kick-Ass 2 (2013) = $60.7 million.

Yancy Butler's Personal Life

Yancy Butler is unmarried and has no children. She resides in New York City, New York. 

Previously, Butler was in a relationship with her co-star Jeff Fahey. The couple shared deep chemistry on-screen as well as off-screen.

The relationship between them did not last long and broke up for some undisclosed reasons. She is not involved in any relationship after the break-up.

Substance Abuse and Legal Issues

In 2003, Yancy Butler was taken to the custody in Delray Beach, Florida for disorderly intoxication. She was sentenced to a substance-abuse treatment program after a cop found her stumbling in and out of traffic.

Butler said that she was an alcoholic who was on medication, according to a Delray Beach Police report. At first, she said she'd been kicked out of a halfway house, but later said she was still in one, the report said

2007, was arrested in Sag Harbour after the police found her passed out drunk behind the wheel of her car. Her car was found crashed on the sidewalk of the main street. During the time, a half-empty bottle of Smirnoff Voda was found from her purse. Besides alcohol, there were some 14 pills in her purse one of them was prednisone whereas rest were anti-anxiety medication. She was not able to walk after the accident so was rushed to the hospital.

According to the police, while Yancy Butler was returning, she spits on the faces of arresting officer multiple times. She was again taken back to the hospital for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal.  

After several investigations, Butler was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession, aggravated driving while intoxication, and second-degree harassment, a violation. The same year, she was released on $500 bail.

On 2nd February 2007, Butler filed a complaint against her ex-boyfriend for stalking her. After some months, her ex-boyfriend was ordered to pay $50 fine after he pleaded guilty.