Jul. 2nd, 1970
New York City, New York, USA
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Yancy Butler (born July 2, 1970) grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City during the 1970s, so it's not unusual that she chose to be an actor, being third generation showbiz. Her father is Joe Butler, the lead singer and drummer for the reunited Lovin' Spoonful; her step-mother, Kim, was a company manager for Broadway shows, and her grandparents were also involved in various aspects of the theater. At the age of 13, Butler began studying at the prestigious HB Studios in New York, and continued to do so until entering Sarah Lawrence College.
Butler made her motion picture starring debut in John Woo's Hard Target with 'Jean-Claude Van Damme'.
Her television debut in Law & Order landed her the series lead in Mann and Machine, which led to the starring role in South Beach.
- Took over a year off acting after the cancellation of _"Witchblade" (2001)_ (qv) in 2002 to regain her health. She returned in late 2003, having filmed an independent movie and a guest appearance on _"The Lyon's Den" (2003)_ (qv).
- Ranked #61 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
- Daughter of 'Joe Butler' (qv), drummer for 'The Lovin' Spoonful' (qv).
- In November 2003, she was ordered to enter a substance-abuse treatment program following her arrest for disorderly conduct after being found intoxicated and wandering in and out of traffic.