Valarie Pettiford – Net Worth 2021, Salary, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Career,

Valarie Pettiford - Net Worth 2021, Salary, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Career,

Valarie Pettiford is an American actress best remembered for her role in the three-act musical revue Fosse. For her breakout performances, she was nominated for various awards, including the Tony Award and the Image Award.

What is the net worth of Valarie Pettiford?

Valarie Pettiford has a net worth of $2.5 million as of 2021, which she has amassed from her acting career. According to Pay Scale, the highest actor/actress pay in the United States is $67,180.

Valarie has also been in a number of television episodes and films that have generated millions of dollars at the box office, some of which are listed below.

Movie Credits Box Office Collection Production Budget IMDb
Glitter (2001) $5.3 Million $22 Million 2.2 stars
Like Mike (2002) $62.3 Million $30 Million 5.2 stars
Stomp the Yard (2007) $75,511,123 $13 Million 5.4 stars
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) $60,095,852 $20 Million 4.6 stars
Jumping the Broom (2011) $37,710,610 $6.6 Million 5.7 stars

Pettiford played alongside Raul A. Reyes and Dolores Rice in the mystery criminal drama series The Blacklist in 2015, which premiered to 14.95 million people. In addition, the series raked in a sizable sum of money.

Ethnicity and Early Life

Pettiford was born in Queens, New York, in the United States on July 8, 1960. Furthermore, she is of African-American descent and retains American citizenship. Aside from that, she is engaged to be married.

What is Tony Rader and Pettiford’s Current Relationship?

Valarie, the half-and-half star, is married to Tony Rader, a former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, and they have a happy life together. The couple married in a small ceremony surrounded by their loved ones.

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 Tony Rader’s husband of Valarie Pettiford posing for a photoshoot. 
(Source: Rocket Reach)

The two met for the first time on the set of One Life to Live in 1990, and after a few dates, they fell in love. Furthermore, the couple married in a secret ceremony in November 1991. Despite being together for nearly three decades, the couple has yet to have a child.

Valarie’s Previous Relationships

The 59-year-old actress had a romantic relationship with Brian J. White, an American actor. They met while working on the set of Daddy’s Little Girls in 2007 and began dating soon after.

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Photo: Valarie Pettiford with her former boyfriend, Brian J. White attended 17th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California, United (States. Source: Getty Images)

The pair, however, was unable to maintain their love for a long time and eventually divorced. Brian married Paula Da Silva in 2010 after their breakup, and they had a daughter named Layla Simone White (born in 2014).

From stage performer to movie star

Valarie Pettiford began her acting career in the theatre, when she first appeared in the musical Sweet Charity. In 1978, she appeared in William F. Brown’s A Broadway Musical. She also appeared in a number of stage productions, including West Side Story and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

In 1978, Pettiford made her film debut in The Wiz, a musical film. In 1984, she appeared as a dancer in the criminal drama film The Cotton Club. Her other films include Stomp the Yard, My Favorite Five, and others.

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Valarie starred as Jackie in the CBS crime thriller series The Equalizer in 1988. From 1990 until 1994, she co-starred alongside Nafessa Williams in the soap drama One Life to Live. She also appeared in a number of TV episodes, including The District, Valor, and others. Since 2018, she has played Emily Mather in the British television series A Discovery of Witches.

Quick Facts

Birth Date July 8,1960
Full Name Valarie Pettiford
Profession Actress, Dancer, Singer
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Birth City Queens, New York
Birth Country United States
Father Name Ralph Pettiford
Mother Name Blanch Pettiford
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Cancer
Marital Status Married
Spouse Tony Rader (Actor)
Height 1.75 cm
Networth 2500000
Religion Christian

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