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Valarie Pettiford: “Jumping The Broom” & “The Family Business” Actress: Know Her Better

aisha Published On Sun Jun 07 2020   Modified On Sun Jun 07 2020
Valarie Pettiford: “Jumping The Broom” & “The Family Business” Actress: Know Her Better

Valarie Pettiford is a stage and television actress, dancer, and jazz singer best known for her roles in 'Half & Half' as Big Dee Dee Thorne, The X Files as FBI Agent, The Blacklist as Charlene Cooper, and The West Wing (TV Series) as White House Security Guard Janice. 

Pettiford was born on July 8, 1960, in Queens, New York, and has a star sign of Cancer. Here are some more facts about Pettiford:

Net Worth: $4 million

'Why Did I Get Married Too?' actress Valarie Pettiford has earned a whopping net worth of $4 million from her varied career as an actress, dancer, and jazz singer. She has also earned some amount of wealth from producing two short movies named 'A Moment' and 'Birth Mother'. 

Pettiford has signed two upcoming projects where she will be appearing as Judge Alice Miller in 'Senior Moment' and Late Lunch as Wendy.

A picture of Valarie Pettiford who is worth $4 million.
A picture of Valarie Pettiford who is worth $4 million.
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Husband: Tony Rader

Pettiford is married to Tony Rader, actor and former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, who also is her manager. The pair got engaged in 1991, and got married after then. The 'Jingle Belle' has kept her husband's life private away from all the limelight. 

A picture of Valarie Pettiford husband Tony Rader.
A picture of Valarie Pettiford husband Tony Rader.
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Career

Denise from 'Street Hunter' started her career from the movie 'The Cotton Club' as Dancer in 1984. Since then she has appeared in more than seventy movies, television series, short movies, mini-series, and TV movies. 

Valarie Pettiford as Aunt Geneva in 'Jumping the Broom'.
Valarie Pettiford as Aunt Geneva in 'Jumping the Broom'.
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Pettiford is well-recognized by her works in 'Jumping the Broom' as Aunt Geneva, 'Stomp the Yard' as Jackie, The District (TV Series) as Gayle Noland, One Life to Live (TV Series) as Dr. Sheila Price, A Luv Tale: The Series (TV Mini-Series) as Diana, and so on. 

Stage Performance

Pettiford has also done several stage performances before starting her movie debut. She has acted in twenty-four stage roles like Big Deal (1986) as Pearl, Show Boat (1995-96) as Julie, The Wild Party (2005), He Hunts (2002) as Leontine Duchotel, and so on.

Valarie Pettiford giving her stage performance.
Valarie Pettiford giving her stage performance.
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Dance Teacher Of Broadway Dance Center

Pettiford is also a dance teacher at the 'Broadway Dance Centre' located in New York. She along with Darrin Henson is the teacher and choreographer of the dance center. 

Alma Mater

Born and raised in Queens, Pettiford joined at High School of Performing Arts from where she graduated in 1978. After graduating, she started her career as a dancer and choreographer.

Body Measurement

The 'Being Mary Jane' actress stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (173 cm) while weighing around 58 kg (130 lbs). She has black hair color with dark brown eyes.

Social Media Presence

As for her social media presence, Pettiford is active on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She has gained 26.6k followers on Insta with the username 'valariepettiford' and 5,122 followers on Twitter with the username 'valpettiford' that she joined in February 2011. Pettiford keeps on reposting some news and entertainment tweet for her followers.

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