|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Birthday:||Jul 08, 1960|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Height:||5.7 feet (175cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actress, dancer, singer|
|Last Updated:||May, 2022|
Valarie Pettiford is an actress, dancer and jazz singer. She rose to a limelight in late 90s after starring in Fosse, a three-act musical revue. In 2022 she has a net worth of $1.5 million USD. If you’re interested in Valarie’s career highlights and more details about the net worth, read this article.
How Did Valarie Pettiford Become Rich?
Valarie Pettiford was born on July 08, 1960 to Ralph and Blanch Pettiford when they were living in Queens, New York. She finished her high school education in the public High School of Performing Arts in 1978. That same year she had her first job in the film industry, appearing in a movie called The Wiz as a chorus member.
Valarie Pettiford started her career on Broadway as a dancer and choreographer in Bob Fosse’s musicals. Alvin Klein, an acclaimed critic at a time wrote very positively about her role in the 1983 musical revue Ladies and Gentlemen, Jerome Kern! The next year she appeared in The Cotton Club movie, in a role of a dancer.
Her Broadway career continued to achieve new heights. In 1987, with a release of West Side Story musical she got applauds from critics again. For example, Leah Frank from the New York Times wrote that “Valarie Pettiford is an exciting actress” and she is “she mainstay of the supporting cast“.
A pinnacle of her Broadway career is considered 1998-1999 when she took part in the Broadway play Fosse. In 1999 she received a Tony nomination, as Best Featured Actress in a Musical as well as Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination.
Valarie Pettiford has a lot of experience in TV-series as well. She first starred in a CBS TV spy thriller television series The Equalizer in 1988. Her role was minor and she appeared only in one episode, as Jackie. However, her next projects – Another World (1988-1990) and One Life to Live (1990-1994) – featured her as a part of regular cast.
However, Valarie didn’t manage to make it to the top in the next decade. Only in 2002 she was awarded with a role in UPN sitcom Half & Half. In the TV-series she was playing as Deirdre “Big Dee Dee” LaFontaine Thorne.
But once again, the actress didn’t become a TV-star after appearing in Half & Half. As it happened before, only after a decade she once again became a part of main cast in TV-series The Family Business and A Discovery of Witches which had both their seasons aired in 2018.
What Is Valarie Pettiford Net Worth?
Valarie Pettiford is estimated at $1.5 million in 2022. She had made a decent amount of money as a Broadway actress. In addition, her roles in TV-series like Half & Half, The Family Business, A Discovery of Witches had also brought a nice sum of money into the total net worth.
Valarie’s career as a movie star wasn’t successful, and her try to make a career as a jazz singer (she released an album called Hear My Soul in 2005) also failed.
How Valarie Pettiford Spends Her Money?
Valarie Pettiford lives a very private life, there is no data on hobbies and how she spends her free time. She previously had a 2,707 square foot house in Los Angeles, but sold it.
- Valarie Pettiford married Tony Rader in 1991. Her husband is a former pitcher from Philadelphia Phillies, a baseball team.
- She has a sister. Her name is Atonia Pettiford.
- Valarie is of mixed ethnicity, but majority consider her an African-American.
- She was rumored to have a romantic relationship with Brian White in 2007.
- Valarie Pettiford has no children.
- She has never done a nude photosession.