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People came to know about Valarie Pettiford after her performance on the musical “West Side Story.” She holds the title of professional dancer and choreographer in the Broadway bob fosse production. Additionally, she is an actress who portrayed the role of “Jackie” in the American crime series “The equalizer.”

Being a well-established actress, Valarie has won several awards, which include the Backstage Bistro Award for ‘Cabaret’ debut at Metropolitan Room. And NAACP Theatre Award for her extraordinary role in The Wild Party. Apart from all this media limelight and success, she is personally the dearest wife of Tony Rader. Please tune in to this page to find out her life matters in detail.

Quick Facts
Name Valarie Pettiford
Birth July 8th, 1960
Age 61 years old
Nationality American
Profession Actress, Choreographer
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million
Husband Tony Radar
Children No
Height 5 feet 7 inch

Early Age

Valarie Pettiford was birthed on July 8th, 1960, in Queens, New York. She is a citizen of America, holds an American nationality. Likewise, she has been blessed by the birth sign cancer and has an extreme and bold nature, so as her zodiac sign.

However, Valarie was born to the father Ralph Pettiford and mother Blanch Pettiford. She grew up alongside her sister Atonia Pettiford in Flushing Queens. Besides this, Pettiford is 61-years old of age in 2021.


Valarie Pettiford completed her basic primary studies to high-school studies from High School of Performing Arts in 1978. She might also be a University graduate; however, the information is not revealed.


Valarie started her career as a professional dancer and choreographer. She initially joined the Broadway Bob Fosse Production. After that, she has appeared in the crime drama TV show titled “The Cotton Club” as a dancer. Many higher people and show members highly appreciated her work in the shows.

Furthermore, Valarie entered the entertainment world from a small screen debut in the TV show “The Equalizer” as Jackie. Apart from this, her appearances in several other TV shows are Sabrina Teenage Witch, The X Files, True Blood, Silk Stalking, Life in the Cancer Lane, The Blacklist, A Luv Tale Series, and many more. Currently, she is working as Charlotte Duncan in The Family Business series.

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Role in Jumping the Broom

Valarie Pettiford appeared in the 2008 feature movie “Jumping the Broom” as Sabrina Watson’s (Paula Patton) Aunt “Geneva.” She appeared in a supporting role in which Claudine and Geneva tell the Truth about Jason (Sabrina’s boyfriend) to drive off and cancel the wedding.

Personal Life

Valarie Pettiford is a happily married woman as of 2021. She exchanged her wedding vows with Tony Radar in 1993 at the Little Church of the west at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The couple has been together for more than two long decades now.

Tony Radar is an American retired baseball player, who played for Philadelphia Phillies. Both met during the 1990s and eventually began dating and were finally bound in a romantic and happy marital relationship. ( ( However, Valarie seems very much secretive regarding her life matters. Though their marriage completed nearly 28 years, the pair did not share any information regarding her children.


In February 2007, Valarie Pettiford was rumored and accused of being in a relationship with Brian White. They were encountered several times together. Brian White and Pettiford have a significant age difference as she was 46 and Brian was 31 when the rumor starts.

However, later on, Valarie denied the rumors and saved her marriage with Tony. Hence, the couple is still living a blissful married life together.

Social Media

Valarie Pettiford is an active Social Media user with decent fan followings. She has gained more than 35.1K followers on Instagram ‘@valariepettiford’ and has over 5.9K followers on Twitter ‘@valpettford’. Other than this, the actress does not seem to be active on Facebook.

Net Worth

Valarie Pettiford is indeed a talented and versatile American lady. In addition, she is a well-established dancer, actress, and singer, from which she has collected a fantastic fortune for herself. As of 2021, Pettiford has an estimated Net worth of around $1 Million- $5 Million.

Physical Appearance

Valarie Pettiford is a tall woman with a decent height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.75 m. She has a bodyweight of around 60 Kilograms. Similarly, the woman got a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes and shiny black colored hair. Besides this, there is no information regarding her body measurements.

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