Birth Name: Yancy Victoria Butler
Place of Birth: Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 2, 1970
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Swedish, Hispanic, some Dutch
Yancy Butler is an American actress. She has starred as Sara Pezzini in the series Witchlade, and had leading roles in the films Hard Target and Drop Zone, among others.
Yancy is the daughter of Leslie, a theatre company manager, and musician Joe Butler (born Joseph Campbell Butler), who is a founding member of rock band The Lovin’ Spoonful. Yancy has stated that she has “Latina” and Irish roots.
Yancy’s maternal grandfather was named José Vega.
Yancy’s maternal grandmother was likely Ruth Victoria “Vicki” VanDyke (the daughter of Walter Henry Van Dyke and Alice Victoria Emilia Lindstedt). Ruth was born in Rhode Island. Walter was the son of Charles VanDyke and Annie/Anna Terhune. Alice was the daughter of Swedish parents, John E. Lindstedt and Hilma Victoria Amanda Sahlstedt.
Sources: Obituary of Yancy’s maternal grandfather, José Vega – http://query.nytimes.com
Yancy’s likely maternal grandmother, Ruth Victoria “Vicki” VanDyke, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org