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Also Known As: Yancy Victoria Butler Died:
Born: July 2, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Rage of the Yeti (2011)
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 Lake Placid 3 (2010)
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 Kick-Ass (2010)
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 Wolvesbayne (2009)
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 Double Cross (2006)
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 Striking Range (2006)
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1973:
Moved to Venice Beach, CA at the age of three (date approximate)
1976:
Feature acting debut (as a child), "Savage Weekend"
1977:
Returned to New York at the age of seven (date approximate)
1991:
TV acting debut in an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"
1992:
Co-starred in the short-lived sci-fi series "Mann & Machine" (NBC)
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"
1997:
Had regular role on the CBS drama "Brooklyn South"
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
2002:
Entered a Califoran clinic for rehab for alcohol addiction; "Witchblade" production halted, expected to resume after Butler finishes treatment
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Education

Sarah Lawrence College: Bronxville , New York -
HB Studios: New York , New York -

Notes

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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father:
Joe Butler. Drummer. Played with the rock group Lovin' Spoonful; lead singer and drummer for the reuinted Lovin' Spoonful.
mother:
Leslie Butler. Company manager for theatrical productions.

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