Victoria Rowell

Biography: Although to daytime junkies she will be forever known as fiery fashion model Drucilla Winters, Rowell survived a difficult childhood to become a successful actress, activist and author. Raised in foster care practically since birth, she managed to thrive under trying circumstances. She particularly excelled in ballet, winning scholarships to the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theater as a teen before going on to dance professionally. In the 1980s, she segued into modeling, appearing on runways and in catalogs before launching her acting career with a recurring role on The Cosby Show. After a brief stint on As the World Turns, Rowell won her signature Y&R part and became an immediate fan favorite with her tempestuous romantic life and feisty attitude. Aside from a few brief hiatuses, Rowell stayed with the soap for 17 years, earning three Daytime Emmy nods and 11 NAACP Image Awards, while many of her own real-life experiences — foster care, dancing, modeling —Although to daytime junkies she will be forever known as fiery fashion model Drucilla Winters, Rowell survived a difficult childhood to become a successful actress, activist and author. Raised in foster care practically since birth, she managed to thrive under trying circumstances. She particularly excelled in ballet, winning scholarships to the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theater as a teen before going on to dance professionally. In the 1980s, she segued into modeling, appearing on runways and in catalogs before launching her acting career with a recurring role on The Cosby Show. After a brief stint on As the World Turns, Rowell won her signature Y&R part and became an immediate fan favorite with her tempestuous romantic life and feisty attitude. Aside from a few brief hiatuses, Rowell stayed with the soap for 17 years, earning three Daytime Emmy nods and 11 NAACP Image Awards, while many of her own real-life experiences — foster care, dancing, modeling — were incorporated into her character's story lines. She also found time to pursue outside projects, including an eight-season stint on the prime-time mystery Diagnosis Murder as a medical examiner and a handful of feature-film roles, including her winning turn as Eddie Murphy's politically minded love interest in The Distinguished Gentleman and a part in 2006's Home of the Brave. As an author, Rowell penned an episode of Diagnosis Murder and a moving 2007 memoir titled The Women Who Raised Me about her foster-care experiences. Due to her upbringing, she founded the Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan, an organization dedicated to providing arts and sports opportunities for children in the foster-care system. Expand

Victoria Rowell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 55 A Ballerina's Tale
Lowest Metascore: 40 Barb Wire
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 A Ballerina's Tale Oct 14, 2015 Herself 4.9
42 Home of the Brave Dec 15, 2006 Penelope Marsh / Penelope Marsh 8.0
46 A Wake in Providence May 27, 2005 Alissa 5.5
40 Barb Wire May 3, 1996 Cora D/Corrina Devonshire 6.5
41 Dumb and Dumber Dec 16, 1994 Athletic Beauty / Athletic Beauty 4.5
45 The Distinguished Gentleman Dec 4, 1992 Celia Kirby 7.4