MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire for Hillary campaign today announced that Victoria Rowell, Emmy-nominated actress from The Young and the Restless and longtime children’s advocate, will travel to the Granite State next week to campaign for Senator Clinton. Rowell will be traveling around the state, including to Concord, Upper Valley, and Bedford, to speak about her support for Senator Clinton, as well as issues important to the women’s, African-American, child advocacy and arts communities.
Born in Portland, Maine, Rowell was raised in foster care. She trained as a dancer for eight years before turning professional, dancing for various companies, including the American Ballet Theater II and the Twyla Tharp Workshop. After dancing, she pursued a career in modeling, and eventually acting, landing her most famous role as Drucilla Barber on The Young and the Restless in 1990.
Also in 1990, she founded the Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan, which enriches foster children through artistic experience.
She has received the first National Arts Award from the National Association of Counties and the United Nations Association Award for her continuous efforts with foster care and adoption as well as her work on human rights and world peace. Rowell has received honorary doctoratal degrees from the University of Southern Maine and Wheelock College in Boston. In addition, Rowell has been honored as a National Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
A detailed schedule of Rowell’s campaign stops will be sent out later this week.