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  SOAPnet.com - SOAPnet Bio: Victoria Rowell
Victoria Rowell reprised her role as the seductive Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless in July 2002.
At the age of eight, Rowell received the Ford Foundation scholarship to the Cambridge School of Ballet under the auspices of the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rowell burst onto the silver screen, appearing in feature films such as The Distinguished Gentleman with Eddie Murphy, Dumb and Dumber with Jim Carrey and Eve's Bayou, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Diahann Carroll.
soapnet.go.com /shows/soapography/victoria_rowell.html   (702 words)

  Victoria Rowell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria Rowell (born May 10, 1960 in Portland, Maine) is an African-American actress.
Rowell was a foster child for the first eighteen years of her life.
In 1990, she founded Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan, which gives emotional support and financial aid to foster children, especially to those who aspire to become actors and dancers, as this is the road Rowell took.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria_Rowell   (355 words)

 Roxbury Film Festival: Biography
Rowell eventually landed the role of Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless in March of 1990.
During her eight year run on the daytime drama, Rowell was honored with a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Actress, a nomination for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star, and won seven NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.
Rowell was invited to write for the series and was recognized by the Los Angeles Times for her literary contribution.
www.roxburyfilmfestival.org /rowell_bio.htm   (414 words)

 Interview with Actress Victoria Roswell, 8/03
When actress Victoria Rowell speaks about the benefits of fine arts training to the lives of foster children, she speaks from experience.
Rowell held several visiting artist teaching positions in New England, and worked as a professional model before discovering her passion for acting.
Rowell also is proud of a girl who successfully raised her grades in order to qualify for acting lessons through RFCPP, and a teen who secured at job at Viacom through the organization, and is now buying his first used car.
www.newenglandfilm.com /news/archives/03august/rowell.htm   (925 words)

 Victoria Rowell - Bio - Young and Restless - Soap Opera Digest and Weekly
Victoria Rowell's childhood experiences shaped her into the woman she is today.
Rowell's foster mother believed greatly in promoting the arts and pushed her to discipline herself.
Inspired by her foster home experiences, Rowell continues to advocate foster care and was thrilled that daytime was addressing the issue when the Winters family took in troubled youth Devon.
www.soapoperadigest.com /soapstarstats/victoriarowellbio   (690 words)

 FosterClub | Famous Foster Youth - Victoria Rowell
Victoria is best known for her award winning soap opera roles including parts in One day To live, As The World Turns, The Young and the Restless.
Victoria has been very energetic and hard working to have accomplished so much in her career and says she owes a lot of her work ethic to her foster care experience.
Victoria advocates for foster kids because she believes that they deserve a lot of support, many having suffered more than their share of emotional trauma and many having had to face more than their share of setbacks.
www.fosterclub.com /funstuff/fam_fosterKids/victoriaRowell.cfm   (741 words)

 About the Actors | Victoria Rowell | The Young and the Restless @ soapcentral.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Victoria Rowell returned to the cast of The Young and the Restless as Drucilla Winters in July 2002.
Rowell soon began to grace the pages of "Seventeen," "Mademoiselle" and countless other magazines, before auditioning for her first television role on The Cosby Show.
Rowell landed the role of Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless in March 1990.
www.soapcentral.com /y&r/theactors/rowell.php   (378 words)

 RFCPP Victoria Rowell Biography
Born in Portland, Maine, Victoria Rowell was raised in foster care for her entire childhood.
Rowell made the transition into acting from classical dance when she was in her late 20's.
In addition, Rowell is working on a book and documentary dedicated to the role models in her life.
www.rowellfosterchildren.org /vcorner/index.html   (661 words)

 Actress and Foster Child Advocate Victoria Rowell Visits Region
Victoria Rowell speaks at the reception held in her honor at the home of Marylouise Cowan at Newagen on Friday, July 2.
Victoria Rowell, star of the CBS television programs ``Diagnosis Murder'' and ``The Young and the Restless,'' visited the Boothbay region for a few hours Friday evening to attend a reception in her honor at the Newagen home of Register publisher and arts advocate Marylouise Cowan.
She and her acquaintance, Vincent, who co-wrote the script of Rowell's most recent movie, ``Wake In Providence'' (premiering in September), went to New Hampshire Friday night and they were to return to spend the July 4 weekend with members of Rowell's family in Maine.
boothbayregister.maine.com /1999-07-08/victoria_rowell.html   (994 words)

 Victoria Rowell
Read about Victoria's touching memoir, The Women Who Raised Me, a tribute not only to the amazing women who cared for her when her birth mother could not, but to the foster system that brought them into her life.
Victoria's credits on the silver screen include The Distinguished Gentleman, Dumb and Dumber, Eve's Bayou and the recent war drama Home of the Brave, in which she played opposite Samuel L. Jackson and rapper 50 Cent.
Victoria entered the Maine foster care system as an infant, and lived in a number of homes with nurturing foster parents who helped identify her talents and shape her future career.
www.fostercaremonth.org /Newsroom/Spokespeople/Pages/VictoriaRowell.aspx   (468 words)

 Who Mentored Victoria Rowell?
Victoria Rowell is an Emmy-nominated actress and the recipient of seven NAACP image awards.
Rowell spent the first 18 years of her life in foster care.
She is the founder of The Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan and uses her celebrity status as a passionate advocate for foster children throughout the United States.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /chc/wmy2007/Celebrities/victoria_rowell.html   (421 words)

 Victoria's secret - painful childhood of actress Victoria Rowell Essence - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rowell reveals that she has been mistaken for Maya's teacher, a neighbor and friend of the family, and even her nanny.
Fueling Rowell's reservations about heading for the Y&R set was her Superwoman schedule: She was returning to New York in a couple of hours and couldn't find a baby-sitter.
For Rowell, the most rewarding perk from getting her acting career into high gear was being able to lend her newfound fame to a cause understandably dear to her heart.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n5_v26/ai_17288721   (989 words)

 Victoria Rowell Biography
Rowell received a scholarship to the Cambridge School of Ballet, through the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rowell has been able to use her celebrity status to gain a voice for foster children.
With the founding of The Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan she is succeeding in her goal, leading the cause of advocacy for foster children throughout the United States.
www.autographedtoyou.com /Victoria-Rowell-biography.htm   (264 words)

 Victoria Rowell Current Month TV Schedule
Starring Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charmin Lee.
Victoria Rowell, Dick Van Dyke, Harry J. Lennix, Cliff De Young.
Victoria Rowell, Barry Van Dyke, Dick Van Dyke.
www.tv-now.com /stars/vrowell.html   (970 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Dave Donnelly
Rowell, who appears on both "The Young & the Restless" and "Diagnosis Murder," was brought on stage, outfitted with a golden Thai crown and slipped on 10 of the 24-karat golden nail covers.
Rowell then proceeded to play the part of a dancing girl, mimicking the others prancing around the stage.
SPEAKING of Rowell, she's now demonstrated that, aside from acting and Thai dancing, she may have an aptitude as a travel agent.
starbulletin.com /96/08/06/features/donnelly.html   (666 words)

 About the Actors | Victoria Rowell | The Young and the Restless @ soapcentral.com
Victoria Rowell returned to the cast of The Young and the Restless as Drucilla Winters in July 2002.
Rowell soon began to grace the pages of "Seventeen," "Mademoiselle" and countless other magazines, before auditioning for her first television role on The Cosby Show.
Rowell landed the role of Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless in March 1990.
www.amcpages.com /yr/theactors/rowell.php   (406 words)

 ohnotheydidnt: Victoria Rowell explains why she quit Y&R!
Victoria Rowell: [Laughs] Dru will probably be hanging off the side of that cliff for the next 30 years.
Rowell: It was perhaps one of the catalysts.
Rowell: I loved everything that [Y&R head writer and executive producer] Lynn Marie Latham gave me. It was seamless from [former head writer] Jack Smith, and I felt she held the integrity of the late Bill Bell's writing for my character.
community.livejournal.com /ohnotheydidnt/11780703.html   (1951 words)

 Young and the Restless The Insider: A "Dream" Screening
Victoria Rowell recently paid a visit to The Dream Center in Los Angeles, where about 300 Hurricane Katrina evacuees are currently residing.
Victoria hosted a lunch, followed by a screening of the episode that aired on August 29, the day that Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.
Out of Character, Miss Rowell comes across as quite a dignified Person, and, of Interest to me personally, she is quite a Supporter of the Performing Arts, having herself been a Dancer.
www.insideyandr.com /archives/2005/10/a_dream_screeni.php   (1178 words)

 Victoria from the young and the restless Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Victoria Rowell returned to the cast of The Young and the Restless as Drucilla Winters...
Victoria Rowell of CBS’ The Young and The Restless Kicks-Off...
Victoria Rowell, Actress of The Young and The Restless participates in Wheelock Family Theatre's 25th Anniversary Celebration Photograph of actress Victorial Rowell.
www.1tooyoung23.info /love-in-young-people/victoria-from-the-young-and-the-restless.html   (689 words)

 Y&R News | Rowell, Y&R Come to Terms on New Contract | The Young and the Restless @ soapcentral.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Rowell's Dru is a big reason that I like Y&R. I'm confident that Rowell will re-sign and stay on Y&R. Dru needs to remain on Y&R. I say recast the role.
Fans of The Young and the Restless can breathe a sigh of relief: Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) has re-signed with the show.
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, talks between Rowell and the show went down to the wire - and Rowell was unsure that she would be continuing on with the show she's called home since March 1990.
www.soapcentral.com /y&r/news/2005/0829-rowell.php   (239 words)

 Victoria Rowell @ Filmbug
Victoria Rowell portrays the warm and classy pathologist, Dr. Amanda Bentley, in Diagnosis Murder.
Rowell was cast in roles on daytime soaps including One Life to Live and As The World Turns before landing the the role of the attractive Drucilla Barber/Winters on the The Young and the Restless in 1990.
Victoria appeared on the number one daytime soap for eight years and concurrently shot the primetime series (Diagnosis Murder) when the opportunity presented itself.
www.filmbug.com /db/73619   (767 words)

 Dreaming big   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
When Jelani Freeman met Victoria Rowell two years ago, the pleasantries he exchanged with the actress masked his self-doubt and fear.
Founded by Rowell, best known for her role on the CBS crime drama "Diagnosis Murder" and as the feisty Drucilla Winters on that network's "The Young and the Restless," the RFCPP sponsors foster children's involvement in performing-arts and athletic activities.
Rowell believes that programs like hers mentor children and provide the structure and confidence needed for a successful road to adulthood.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/film/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000974583   (490 words)

 The Young and the Restless: News and Events: Victoria Rowell Raises Awareness on Foster Care
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and Victoria Rowell recently held a benefit with Samuel Jackson and his wife LaTanya to spotlight the positive side of foster care.
Victoria grew up in the foster care system and had a foster mother who encouraged her interests in the arts, to which she attributes much of her success today.
Away from the studio, Rowell navigates her way through the political and entertainment arenas raising money and awareness for the issues that face the foster care system today and the positive possibilities that are available to the children.
www.sonypictures.com /tv/shows/theyoungandtherestless/news_events/detail_1939.html   (268 words)

 Mahogany Cafe
Victoria Rowell was born on May 10, 1960 in Portland, Maine.
Victoria was a regular in the daytime soap series "The Young and The Restless" from 1990-1998, reappeared in 2000 and returned to the show in 2002.
When Victoria's not filming she's busy with the organization she founded 12 years ago, Rowell's Foster Children Positive Plan which provides scholarships for inner-city foster children in fine arts, reunification camps, sport camps, and job opportunities.
www.mahoganycafe.com /victoriarowell.html   (233 words)

 Victoria Rowell Biography at Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Victoria Rowell was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for during her years (1990-98) on "The Young and the Restless" but is probably recognizable to an entirely different audience as Eddie Murphy's lobbyist love interest in the 1992 feature film "The Distinguished Gentleman".
Rowell had one of her most sensuous roles as a woman who feigns illness to lure a philandering doctor to her bedside in "Dr. Hugo", a short directed by Kasi Lemmons, which has often appeared on the Lifetime Channel packaged with other short films directed by women.
Rowell also co-starred in the feature film "Dumb and Dumber" (1994) as the athletic beauty to tussles with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and in "Barb Wire" (1996) as a futurist rebel.
www.hollywood.com /celebritydetail/Victoria_Rowell/188074   (764 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Society & Community. Last Hope - Victoria Rowell, Actress, Dancer, Advocate, Mother and ...
Victoria Rowell knows the foster care system inside and out — she spent her first 18 years under its care.
She is the founder of the Rowell Foster Children's Fine Arts Scholarship Fund.
Victoria Rowell founded the Foster Children's Fine Arts Scholarship Fund to help other kids find the home she found in the arts.
www.pbs.org /now/society/rowell.html   (888 words)

 Young and Restless - Victoria Rowell - Interview - Soap Opera Digest and Weekly
As previously reported, Victoria Rowell (Drucilla, YandR) is leaving the soap world and will aggressively promote her about-to-be released book, The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir.
Rowell: Yes, but one of the things I found interesting is that the reply I got back was, "That's never been done before." Unfortunately, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Rowell: YandR has been very generous, especially [former Head Writer] Jack Smith appreciated my writing acumen and allowed me to pitch the foster care/adoption storyline, which I think was intended to last a summer, but is now four years old.
soapoperadigest.com /features/yr/interviews/victoriarowell   (875 words)

 victoria Rowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Victoria is truely an amazing person, as her life story will speak for itself.
VICTORIA ROWELL: I feel confident enough today to say that a lot of Dru is in me, and a lot of me is in Dru.
VICTORIA ROWELL: My children dance because their hearts may be joyous, but they are not taking formal dance.
www.famouscelebrities.org /tv_stars/victoria_rowell.html   (2548 words)

 DiagnosisMurder.co.uk | Victoria Rowell
When Victoria was just 16 days old her and her two sisters Sheree and Lori were given away by their white birth mother, Dorothy Rowell, who has also had 3 sons by different fathers who bought them up, they were Norman, David and Keith.
Victoria won the NAACP image award as outstanding actress in daytime drama series in 1993 and 1994.
Shortly afterwards she then set up her charity for children between 8 and 13, which allows 10 girls to attend ballet classes once a week and gives them something to look forward to in their lives, as she knew what this felt like.
www.diagnosismurder.co.uk /vr.shtml   (581 words)

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