Valarie Pettiford

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Valarie Pettiford

Valarie Pettiford

Who is Valarie Pettiford?

Valarie Pettiford is an American actress. Valarie Pettiford is also a jazz singer, and dancer best known for her role on the UPN sitcom ‘Half & Half’ as ‘Big Dee Dee’ Throne. She was nominated for a Tony award for her performance in ‘Fosse’.

Early life and Childhood

Valarie Pettiford was born in Queens, New York, on July 8, 1960.

She is 58 years old right now. Ralph Pettiford is her father’s name, and Blanch Pettiford is her mother’s name.

She has not revealed anything about her siblings. Valarie was born in the United States, although her ethnicity is unknown.

Education Details

Valarie Pettiford graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in 1978 and went on to star in ‘The Wiz,’ an American musical adventure fantasy film, in 1998.

Professional Career

Pettiford began her professional career on Broadway as a dancer and choreographer in Bob Fosse’s musicals.

She starred as a dancer in the American murder drama film The Cotton Club in 1984.

She also made her television debut as Jackie in The Equalizer, an American crime drama series.

She also had the longest-running roles in a number of TV shows, including Another World (1988-1990), One Life to Live (1990-1994), Half & Half (2002-2006), and The Blacklist (2015-2016).

Aside from that, she is also a singer. Pettiford released Hear My Soul, a jazz album, in 2005.

Pettiford now stars alongside Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Cardi B, Omari Hardwick, and others in the American drama television series Being Mary Jane.

Net Worth and Salary

Valarie Pettiford’s net worth is believed to be $5 million. She is also a well-known television and film actress.

A TV actress earns an average of $35,000 each episode. The movie actress, on the other hand, is paid a minimum of $50,000 each year.

Relationship Status

Valarie Pettiford is married to Tony Rader, despite the public being mainly unaware of their connection and marriage.

He is known as her manager and was originally a professional baseball player who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

She is reluctant to discuss her personal life outside of performing, and it is unknown if she has any children from her marriage.

Despite her accomplishments, she prefers not to draw too much attention to herself, particularly on stage.

She also appreciates music, particularly jazz, and has her own CD to her credit.

Valarie Pettiford
Valarie Pettiford with her husband- Sources; Zimbio

Body Measurement

Valarie Pettiford stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 54 kilograms.

Valarie has black hair and dark brown eyes. Other details such as her dress size, shoe size, and so on are unavailable.

Social Media

She doesn’t appear to be active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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  • Valarie was born on 8 July 1960, in Queens, New York City USA.
  • She is an actress, singer, and dancer, perhaps best known for her role in the Broadway production of “Fosse” in which she earned a Tony Award nomination.
  • She also worked on the sitcom “Half & Half”, in which she played Big Dee Dee Thorne.
  • She’s been active in the entertainment industry since 1978 and has appeared in numerous popular television shows.
  • One of her latest projects is the main role in the show “A Discovery of Witches”.