Valarie Pettiford Bio, Age, Music, Stage, Movies and Shows

Valarie Pettiford is an American stage and television actress, dancer, and jazz singer. She received a Tony nomination for her role in the broadway production Fosse. She is also known for her role as “Big Dee Dee” Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half.

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Valarie Pettiford Biography

Valarie Pettiford is an American stage and television actress, dancer, and jazz singer. She received a Tony nomination for her role in the broadway production Fosse. She is also known for her role as “Big Dee Dee” Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half.

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Valarie Pettiford Age

Valarie was born 8 July 1960, Queens, New York, United States.

Valarie Pettiford Height

She stands at a height of 1.75 m.

Valarie Pettiford Sister

She also has a sibling sister named Atonia Pettiford in her family.

Valarie Pettiford Husband

Valarie Pettiford is married to Tony Radar since 1993. Her husband Tony is a retired American professional baseball player, who used to play as a pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies. He has also made cameo appearances as Delivery Boy in 1997 TV series, Unhappily Ever After. Similarly, her husband has also appeared in 1986 TV series Fame as the waiter. The duo tied their knot on 4 September 1993 at the Little Church of the West at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

Valarie Pettiford Music

Pettiford released a jazz album, Hear My Soul, in 2005.

Valarie Pettiford Stage

He began her career as a dancer and choreographer in Bob Fosse productions on Broadway. Alvin Klein of the New York Times wrote of her role in the 1983 musical revue Ladies and Gentlemen, Jerome Kern! that “You will not for a moment take your eyes off Valarie Pettiford, the show’s standout: a sinewy dancer who can be sultry or sweet, measure for measure, as prescribed. Miss Pettiford appears to be a superbly trained dancer, schooled in balletic finesse and Broadway-style razzmatazz – and a stunning presence.” Leah Frank, also in the NYT, wrote of Pettiford’s appearance in West Side Story in 1987: “The mainstay of the supporting cast is Valarie Pettiford, whose Anita is spicy, sensual and full of fire. She is an exciting actress who has a special quality needed to ignite a number such as America.”
In 1994, she played black lesbian Cassandra Keefer in The Naked Truth, and from 1995 to 1996 starred as Julie in a touring production of Show Boat.
Pettiford received a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical and a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for her role in the Broadway production Fosse from 1998 to 1999. Variety said Pettiford gave “a coolly elegant vocal rendition, is also a sultry, powerful dancer.” She left Fosse to appear as Velma Kelly in Chicago in the West End in London from August 1999 to February 2000, alongside Chita Rivera as Roxie Hart.
In 2007 Pettiford won the Backstage Bistro Award for her cabaret debut at the Metropolitan Room, and won an NAACP Theatre Award for her lead role in The Wild Party. In 2008, she starred in a solo show, Valarie Pettiford – Thankful that played in New York and Los Angeles. In 2009, she starred in the solo show Valarie Pettiford – The Concert in Manhattan

Valarie Pettiford Stage Role

The Wiz (2006), Aunt Em
The Wild Party (2005)
He Hunts (2002), Leontine Duchotel
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2002), Dorothy Shaw
Chicago (August 1999—February 2000), Velma Kelly
Fosse (1998—99)
Show Boat (1995—96), Julie
Freefall (1994)
The Naked Truth (1994), Cassandra Keefer
Weird Romance (1992), Shannara and other roles
West Side Story (1987), Anita
Big Deal (1986), Pearl, dance captain
Ladies and Gentlemen, Jerome Kern (1985), choreographer
Grind (1985), Fleta
Dancin’ (1979), performer
Sophisticated Ladies (1978), a sophisticated lady and understudy for Miss Jamison, dance captain
A Broadway Musical (1978), swing performer
Summer and Smoke
The Balcony
Tango Apasionato
Sarah and Abraham
She Stoops to Conquer
Sweet Charity

Valarie Pettiford Movies

1978- The Wiz as chorus member
1984- The Cotton Club as dancer
1988- Robots as Newscaster
1990- Street Hunter as Denise
2001- Confidences as Sean
2001-Glitter as Lillian Frank
2002- Like Mike as Mrs. Boyd
2003- Paris as Terry
2007- Stomp the Yard as Aunt Jackie.
2007-The Stolen Months of September as Counselor
2009-Why Am I Doing This? as Natalie
2010- Why Did I Get Married Too? as Terry’s Mom
2011-Jumping the Broom as Aunt Geneva
2012-Stars in Shorts as Angel of Death
2012- Battlefield America as Ms. Williams
2012-Note to Self as Mildred King
2012- Birth Mother as Olivia
2013-Love Will Keep Us Together as Paula
2013- The Dempsey Sisters as Elizabeth Dempsey
2015-My Favorite Five as Pamela Colburn
2015-Will to Love as Avyon Hawkins
2015-Welcome to the Family as Angela
2016- Boy Bye as Linda
2016-A Moment as Dana
2016-The Secrets of Emily Blair as Detective Henson
2017-The Preacher’s Son as First Lady Charlene Wilson
2017- Surviving in L.A. as Suzanne

Valarie Pettiford Television Shows

1988-The Equalizer as Jackie
1988–1990 Another World as Det. Courtney Walker
1990–1994 One Life to Live as Shelia Price
1996-The Sentinel as Angie Ferris
1997-Silk Stalkings as Priestess
1997-Honey, I Shrunk the Kids as Bianca Fleischer/Persephone
1997–1998-Fame L.A. as Sylvia Williams
1998-Walker, Texas Ranger as Angel Blake
1998-Sliders as Dr. Grace Venable
1999-The X-Files as FBI Agent
2001-Any Day Now
2001-Jack & Jill as Gabil
2001-Sabrina, The Teenage Witch as Calliope
2001-Frasier as P.R. Woman
2002-The West Wing as White House Security Guard Janice
2002–2004-The District as Gayle Noland
2002–2006-Half & Half as Big Dee Dee Throne
2007-CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Susan Latham
2007-Bones as Ellen Laskow
2008–2009-Tyler Perry’s House of Payne as Sandra Lucas
2009-Criminal Minds as Sharon Harris
2011-The Cape as Judge Preston
2012-The Finder as Chatney DuBois
2012-Hart of Dixie as Carolyn Hayes
2012-Bunheads as Vi
2012-Treme as Victorine Fornerat-Williams
2013-Golden Boy as Maxine Owen
2013-True Blood as Mary Wright
2015–2016-Born Again Virgin as Beverly
2015–2016-The Blacklist as Charlene Cooper
2016-Black-ish as Donna Duckworth
2017-Being Mary Jane as Rhonda Sales
2017–2018-Valor as Simone Porter
2018-A Luv Tale: The Series as Diana
2018-present-A Discovery of Witches as Emily Mather
2018-2019-The Family Business as Charlotte Duncan.

Valarie Pettiford Net worth

Pettiford has gathered her net worth from her professional acting career since 1978. Her 2002 American comedy movie Like Mike grossed the box office of $62.3 million in the production budget of $30 million. Likewise, her 2011 movie Jumping the Broom grossed $37,295,394 in the USA earning $15,215,487 in the first weekend. She also became a part of the 2013 film Love Will Keep Us Together which aired with an estimated budget of $200,000.
She has also increased her fortunes from her longest-stint in TV series like Another World (1988-1990), One Life to Live (1990-1994), The District (2002-2004), Half & Half (2002-2006), Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2008-2009), and The Blacklist (2015-2016).

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