What happened to Veronica Hamel from “Law & Order”?
Veronica Hamel was born on 20 November 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, which means that her nationality is American, her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she approaching 75 years of age. Nonetheless, Veronica remains looking youthful and radiant and has aged gracefully. She is widely known as the actress who worked on projects such as “Hill Street Blues”, in which she played the role of Joyce Davenport, “Cannonball”, and “Beyond the Poseidon Adventure”. Working hard allowed Veronica to establish a name for herself in the acting world, which also resulted in her being rewarded with awards such as Q Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series for her work in “Hill Street Blues”
So just how rich is Veronica Hamel as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $4 million, accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. She hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her assets such as houses and cars, but working hard for more than four decades has allowed her to become stable financially, and take care of herself and her family.
Veronica made her acting debut with a support role in the film “Klute” in 1971 and followed by appearing in the TV series “Kojak” as Elenora in 1975. In the same year, the actress joined the cast of “Joe Forrester”, however, her career really skyrocketed when she was cast to play the role of Linda Maxwell in “Cannonball!”, the movie which follows the story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America, and working on which allowed her to collaborate with actors such as David Carradine, Bill McKinney and Gerrit Graham. Having finished with the mentioned project, she worked on “Apple Pie” in the next year, and appeared in three episodes of “Harold Robbins’ 79 Park Avenue”, opposite Lesley Ann Warren, Marc Singer and David Dukes, and which won a Golden Globe award.
In 1979, the actress had another support role, this time in “Beyond the Poseidon Adventure”, working with Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas and Peter Boyle. Then in 1981 she joined the cast of the long-running TV series “Hill Street Blues” portraying Joyce Davenport, and ultimately appeared in all 144 episodes of the series. The mentioned series received generally positive response from the audience and was rewarded with numerous awards such as a Golden Globe in the category of Best Television Series – Drama, and Primetime Emmy in several categories including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Film Sound Mixing for a Series, in addition to being nominated for 109 other awards. After that, the actress worked on TV movies such as “She Said No” opposite Lee Grant, Ray Baker and Judd Hirsch, and in 1998 she played the main character of “The Last Leprechaun”, and appeared in an episode of the critically appraised series, “Touched by an Angel”. In 2001, Hamel began working on “Philly”, portraying Judge Marjorie Brennan, and finishing in the next year. Overall, Veronica has had 52 acting gigs.
Veronica tries to keep her private life behind closed doors as she isn’t keen on sharing too much with the media. Speaking about her relationship status, she was married to Michael Irving, the actor known for working on projects such as “Hangar 18”, “Lou Grant” and “How To Be”. The couple married in 1971, but their relationship fell though as they divorced ten years later. They didn’t have any kids, and actually Veronica has never had children.
Unfortunately, Hamel isn’t active on Twitter or Instagram, nonetheless, her fans still talk about her on social media. One fan of Hamel and “Hill Street Blues” posted a tweet reading “Did you know? The role of Joyce Davenport was the last to be cast. They were filming the pilot before Veronica Hamel won the part.”
Early Life, Twin and Family
Veronica’s father was a Philadelphia based carpenter, whereas her mother was a housewife. Speaking about her ethnicity, the actress is Caucasian and is widely known for her strikingly beautiful features. When it comes to her education, Veronica attended Temple University. Prior to becoming a renowned actress, she worked as a secretary, eventually being discovered by Eileen Ford and going on to work as a model, and appearing in a commercial for Virginia Slims cigarettes. She has dark hair and light green eyes, which suits her complexion perfectly. She sometimes dyes her hair blonde, which also looks good on her. According to the photos available on the internet, she had a fit figure back in the day.