Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell is an American actress, dancer, producer, author, and activist. She is best known for her roles as Drucilla Winters on the soap opera The Young and the Restless and as Valerie Heywood in the sitcom The Cosby Show.

Rowell was born in Portland, Maine, on May 16, 1959. She began her acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in small roles in films and television shows. In 1983, she joined the cast of The Young and the Restless, playing the role of Drucilla Winters. She remained on the show for 10 years, becoming one of the most popular characters.

In 1993, Rowell left The Young and the Restless to join the cast of The Cosby Show. She played the role of Valerie Heywood, a young woman who moves in with the Huxtable family. Rowell remained on The Cosby Show until the show ended in 1992.

Since then, Rowell has continued to act in films and television shows. She has also produced and written several films and television shows. In addition to her acting career, Rowell is also an activist. She is a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Rowell has won numerous awards for her work in film and television. She has won three NAACP Image Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards, and a Soap Opera Digest Award. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Rowell is a strong and independent woman who has achieved great success in her career. She is an inspiration to many people, and she continues to make a difference in the world.

Here are some additional details about Victoria Rowell:

  • She is the daughter of Dorothy Rowell, a beautician, and Walter Rowell, a truck driver.
  • She has two children, Maya Rose and Jasper.
  • She is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
  • She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
  • She is a spokesperson for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  • She is a supporter of the Democratic Party.
  • She is a vegan.
  • She is a fan of the Boston Celtics.
  • She is a collector of African art.
  • She is a published author. Her first book, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, was published in 2010.