Yancy Butler Biography
Yancy Butlers first film was in 1976, when she was just 6 years old, for Savage Weekend. She also had a guest appearance in Law and Order, which encouraged creator Dick Wolf to cast her in the television series Man and Machine. She was cast as Eve, an android police officer. By this time, she had already gained popularity and acclaim as an actress. Dick Wolf also cast her in South Beach, where she plays a con artist. Yancy Butler made her film debut in 1993 in the movie Hard Target, which was directed by John Woo and also cast Jean Claude Van Damme. She followed this with another action movie, Drop Zone, where she costarred with Wesley Snipes. In between shooting Drop Zone and Hard Target, she was also filming Annies Garden, an independent film.
Yancy Butlers first lead role was for the 1993 movie The Hit List. In 1995, she starred in the film Let It Be Me, where she played a dancer named Corinne. From 1997 to 1998, she was also featured in the television show Brooklyn South. She was also cast in another action movie called Fast Money; an HBO movie, The Ex, and the Sci-Fi Channels Ravager. Yancy Butler also made a guest appearance for an NYPD Blue episode. Other films include Spin and Marty, a Disney remake; Doomsday Man, Thin Air, and The Witness Files.
Yancy Butler was also known for her husky voice, and because of this she has narrated several stories and books. She also did voice overs for the cartoon The Wild Thornberrys, and reading Outlaw Mountain and Rattlesnake Crossing. Yancy Butler also played Sara Pezzeni in Witchblade, a fantasy series based on a comic book. The show was cancelled after the second season, but she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress in a Television Series for the show.
Yancy Butler has had her share of runs with the law. In 2007, she claimed an ex-boyfriend had been stalking her. The man she accused was charged with breach of peace and harassment. In the same month, she had been arrested due to disorderly conduct in her own home. It was found that Yancy Butler had been drinking and was required to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.