Veronica Hamel is an American born actress and model who has appeared in movies like Klute and TV series Lost(2004). However, the five-time Emmy nominee is best remembered as Joyce Davenport on the long-running TV series Hill StreetBlues from 1981-1987.
But many people might not know about the actress from the Golden age, especially the younger generation. Hence, in today’s article, we will talk about this great actress and model. We will provide everything there is to know about her. So, here we go.
But before here are some interesting facts about Veronica Hamel.
Veronica Hamel: Quick Facts
Date of Birth
November 20, 1943
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
5 feet 9 inches(173 cm)
60 kg(132 lbs)
Early Life and Childhood
The American actress Veronica Hamel was born on November 22, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is the daughter of Philadelphia carpenter and a wife, whose names and whereabouts are not disclosed.
Similarly, Hamel holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Talking about her education, Veronica graduated from Temple University. After her graduation, the young actress worked as a secretary for an Ironing Board covers manufacturing company.
Age and Measurements
As of now, the actress is 75 years old. She was born under the star sign Scorpio. As her zodiac suggests, she is loyal, secretive, and exudes mature aura. Likewise, Veronica is 5 feet 9 inches (173 cm) tall and weighs around 60 kg(132 lbs).
Moreover, the 40s born actress has still maintained a figure of 31-24-33 inches. Along with that, the actress has a pair of blue ocean eyes and long straight black hair. Her fair complexion pops out the blueness in her eyes even more.
Veronica Hamel: Professional Career
Veronica Hamel never had any intention to be a model or an actress. She started her journey in the fashion industry after being discovered by Eileen Ford. Eileen is the American model executive and co-founder of Ford Models.
Hamel debuted as an actress from the 1971‘s movie, Klute where she played the role of a model. Following her debut, Hamel starred in the disaster films like Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and When Time Ran Out.
Following her acting career, the actress debuted in the small screen from 1975 TV show, Kojak. But the TV series HillStreetBlues helped her to establish as an actress in the entertainment industry. Likewise, in the show which aired from 1981-1987, Hamel played the role of Joyce Davenport, the public defender. Moreover, she was nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy Awards.
So far, Hamel has played in over dozens of movies and TV shows till date. Some of them are Cannonball(1976), Switch(1976), Dallas(1979), A New Life(1980), Kane & Abel(1985), The Last Leprechaun(1998), The Division(2001), Third Watch(2002-2003), Lost (2004-2010), Bone Eater(2008) and so on.
Besides being an actress, Hamel is also a model. She was the model for the last cigarette commercial of Virginia Slims, aired in the states.
Veronica Hamel: Net Worth and Income
According to the celebrity net worth, Hamel has the estimated net worth of $4 million in 2019. The prominent actress has played in many TV series and films which amounts to her massive income.
Moreover, many of her movies have received commercial success like Klute, which grossed over $12 million in the box office. Also, Cannonball, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, and A New Life each accumulated more than $1 million.
Other than that, the actress has not revealed any pieces of information regarding her wealth. We will update if there any progress happens on this matter.
Veronica Hamel: Husband and Personal Life
Just like her zodiac suggests, Veronica is secretive when it comes to her personal life. However, we do know that Veronica was previously married to Michael Irving. There is no information on how and when the couple met each other.
But what we do know, the couple tied the knots in 1971 after dating for a long time. Unfortunately, they didn’t last long as the pair separated in 1981 after a decade of being together. None of them explained the main reason behind their divorce.