Biography

Originally, actress Victoria Dillard trained to be a classical ballet dancer from the age of five. She danced professionally with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and at the Metropolitan Opera until an injury incurred during a performance abruptly ended her career. Still, Dillard wanted to perform and took up acting instead. She landed her first acting turn in a touring production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opposite Mickey Rooney. She moved to Los Angeles after the tour's end and won a small guest-starring role on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Dillard's subsequent television credits include a regular role on the new Laugh-In and guest-starring gigs on such shows as L.A. Law, Roc, and Martin. She made her feature film debut playing a bather and a dancer in the Eddie Murphy vehicle Coming to America (1988). She played much larger supporting roles in the films Ricochet (1991) and Deep Cover (1992). She is a regular on the ABC sitcom Spin City. In 1997, Dillard co-starred in a Family Channel original movie, The Ditchdigger's Daughter. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi