began performing at the age of five with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She worked with the company until she was eighteen, appearing in such productions as Porgy and Bess
at the Metropolitan Opera. She went on tour with Mickey Rooney
in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
. When the run ended in California, she was cast in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
After that first television show, she performed in George Schlatter's new version of Laugh-In and performed opposite James Earl Jones and Eddie Murphy in her first feature film, Coming to America.
Her television credits include The Ditchdigger's Daughter, Seinfeld, L.A. Law, Roc, Martin and Murder in Mississippi.
Victoria's most memorable professional role to date was playing the wife of Denzel Washington's character in Ricochet. She can be seen in a cameo role in the Taye Diggs movie, The Best Man. Her other film credits include The Glass Shield, Internal Affairs, Deep Cover, Albert and Out of Sync.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Victoria Dillard Facts
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