Yancy Butler is my favorite actress. What can you tell me about her background?
—Tom B., Wisconsin
Yancy Butler, 30, was born in New York to a mother who was a stage manager for numerous Broadway productions. The acting bug bit Butler at an early age after hanging around the theaters while her mother worked. Most recently, she was seen on the series Brooklyn South and she also appeared in NYPD Blue and Law & Order. She's been in such movies as Drop Zone and Fast Money. Butler is single, lives in New York, and spends her free time running and riding horses. She also likes ballroom dancing, skydiving, and tackling The New York Times daily crossword puzzle.